Rugged Case Review: SLXtreme for iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus owners have just spent close to a thousand dollars for their new phone and most likely would prefer to keep their investment in a protective iPhone case that will prevent the phone from being damaged in extreme environments. Whether you work in a construction zone, prefer to use your phone in extreme outdoor sporting events, or simply want to protect your expensive technology investment regardless of the cost, the SnowLizard SLXtreme iPhone 8 Plus Case ($149.99) may be the result to your search for such a durable case.  Read on to find out how well its features perform in real-world settings.

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The SLXtreme is advertised to have military-grade ruggedness, and that's no exaggeration. This case is built like a tank and has a good deal of bulk and weight to its considerably large size. It tightly seals in the iPhone with a quick latch, providing IP-68 waterproof protection and extreme temperatures protection, and it is drop proof up to 6.6 feet. In addition to the rugged casing and rubberized side grips, the case also includes a solar-rechargeable 5,000 mAh Lithium Ion battery. SnowLizard estimates that the efficiency of the integrated solar panel provides roughly ten minutes of talk time after the panel has been exposed to sunlight for an hour. Fortunately, the battery also has a standard microUSB recharging port for faster direct electrical fill-ups.

The SLXtreme case for iPhone 8 Plus, which is currently available only in the color black, also includes a carabiner loop for backpack or lanyard attachment needs. This loop will come in handy since once your iPhone is encased in the SLXtreme, it will be obscenely too large and bulky to fit in a pocket or handbag. The case was designed to let your iPhone participate and be protected in extreme outdoor environments and that's why it is not going to easily fit anywhere except attached to the outside of a backpack or rugged gear bag. Fortunately, removing the iPhone from this extreme enclosure is as simple as unlatching the bottom portion of the case and sliding the phone out.

Final Verdict

Overall, if you are seeking a case to protect your iPhone 8 Plus investment in harsh environments, the SnowLizard SLXtreme case will keep your iPhone safe and ready with backup battery power for those long work engagements and even longer extreme sports endurance events.

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Mike Riley

Mike Riley is a frequent contributor to several technical publications and specializes in emerging technologies and new development trends. Mike was previously employed by RR Donnelley as the company’s Chief Scientist, responsible for determining innovative technical approaches to improve the company’s internal and external content services. Mike also co-hosted Computer Connection, a technology enthusiast show broadcast on Tribune Media's CLTV.