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Otterbox Pursuit is thin, protective, and a bit stiff under it’s broken in

The $79.95 Otterbox Pursuit is the company’s thinnest, toughest, most protective iPhone Xs Max case. It’s available in black, merlin, autumn lake, and black/clear.

Though it adds some bulk to the smartphone, the Pursuit will protect an iPhone Xs Max from the elements, dust, and scratches thanks to its seals (including a sealed camera opening), port covers, and audio-transparent mesh. You should note that the button covers are a bit stiff at first, but soften/loosen up with frequent use.

Though it’s tough, the Pursuit won’t prevent damage to the smartphone from hard drops. It doesn’t include a screen protector and it’s water resistant, but not waterproof. Also, the mute switch toggle won’t work unless your phone has been inserted into the case correctly.

I don’t find it useful, but Otterbox includes a lanyard in the package, so you can wear the iPhone Xs Max around your neck, shoulder, or wrist, if you wish. However, I don’t advise having the super-sized iPhone swinging around on your wrist).

It’s not hard to install the iPhone Xs Max into the Pursuit, but it’s not a three-second job. Which means this isn’t the case for those who like to jump back and forth between cases.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★1/2

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.