Fingers On: New Juggernaut Cellphone Instances

We not too long ago accomplished a top-down overview of the ruggedized Juggernaut cellphone circumstances and mounting ecosystem. Shortly after that article was full, Juggernaut introduced they’d be releasing a brand new, expanded line of cellphone circumstances and mounts. Excellent news up entrance: each circumstances and mounts are backwards appropriate. When you’ve got a legacy mount, all the brand new circumstances will nonetheless slot in these mounts. Likewise, if you buy considered one of their new-generation mounts, your current cellphone case will match into it with out issues. (Our first look of the improved PALS plate service mount could be discovered right here.)

Above: The outgoing IMPCT and SLEEV circumstances provided two ranges of safety; the brand new ENDVR, ADVNTR, and OPRTR households present three ranges to select from.

Beforehand, there have been two Juggernaut cellphone circumstances: the IMPCT and the SLEEV. The IMPCT was their “medium-to-hard” use case, with the SLEEV being up-armored even additional for extra-rough dealing with, and optimization for Juggernaut’s line of energy and knowledge switch cables. Their new line has expanded to incorporate three case choices, as an alternative of two, to cowl a wider vary of use-cases.

Juggernaut Case On a regular basis ENDVR

On the extra informal finish of the spectrum is their ENDVR case. The ENDVR is a front-load “snap on” case. Merely press the cellphone down into the corners of the case till it stretches and snaps down over the physique of your cellphone. That is how most industrial cellphone circumstances work, however that’s just about the place the similarities finish.

Optimized for EDC and weekend warrior adventures, the ENDVR doesn’t function a port sealing mechanism like its counterparts. It does, nonetheless, nonetheless lock into Juggernaut mounts. Whether or not you desire a belt clip on your work pants, a PALS pack adapter on your weekend path pack, or a automobile mount for highway journeys, the ENDVR will nonetheless match securely into any current Juggernaut mounting interface – with one caveat. The ENDVR’s design is so modern that you’ll want to go down one mount dimension.

The pattern telephones used listed below are a Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Extremely. If I load the usual S22 into an ADVNTR or OPRTR case, it can want a medium-sized mount to journey in. However the identical cellphone loaded into an ENDVR case, will use a small-sized mount. Luckily, Juggernaut marks each their mounts and circumstances with dimension icons, and all the new circumstances are explicitly labels with the required mount dimension for that case. When you plan on switching your cellphone out and in of the totally different circumstances, utilizing totally different case fashions for work and private telephones, or have members of the family or co-workers utilizing different-sized circumstances than you, you’ll must bear that in thoughts as you store for corresponding mounts. However this distinction solely applies to the ENDVR.

Excessive ADVNTR and Tactical OPRTR

Above: The Juggernaut ADVNTR (left) and OPRTR (proper) are top-loading designs with seals for the ports on the bottom of the cellphone.

The bigger ADVNTR and OPRTR circumstances are related in kind issue. Each are top-load circumstances, versus snap on, with a hinged prime cowl. They each function a port-sealing mechanism on the underside. The ADVNTR seals with a pop-off rubber gasket, whereas the beefier OPRTR has bigger, buffered backside plate that secures into the case with two screws. Both one could be utterly faraway from the remainder of the case and stowed if not wanted for every day use.

The ADVNTR and Operator each function extra materials constructed up across the fringe of the display screen, making a deeper offset for the cellphone. That is excellent news for those who’re vulnerable to dropping your cellphone on its face, when that offset may prevent from a cracked display screen. Except for that, the OPRTR seems to be an even-more-up-armored model of the ADVNTR, barely taller with extra materials throughout.

Our pattern S22 did require extra effort to load into the OPRTR than the ADVNTR, which signifies the usage of further shock-absorbing foam on the inside of the case. However make no mistake, each of those circumstances are match for responsibility with regulation enforcement or army models. Additionally, the ADVNTR and OPRTR use the identical dimension mounts – in our case, they each used medium mounts for the S22 and XL mounts for the S22 Extremely.

Design Enhancements

We had been large followers of the previous-gen IMPCT Juggernaut cellphone circumstances, with our editorial employees making intensive use of them within the subject, and the brand new traces provide some distinct enhancements. Along with scalability of safety stage, all three of the brand new case fashions make extra intensive use of texturing and rubberized grip materials across the edges of the case. We did discover that, on the older circumstances, as elevated put on smoothed out the untextured plastic edges, our telephones grew to become a bit of extra vulnerable to slippage and drops.

Not so with any of the brand new case fashions. There may be additionally the SHLD display screen protector (not proven right here) obtainable. Along with the extra safety on your display screen, the SHLD is offered in blue mild blocking and privacy-protection variants.

There may be additionally extra consideration to element in design aesthetic. The massive military-style labels have been moved from the skin to the within of the case, which additionally function refined art work resembling topographical traces on a map. The within of every case additionally incorporates a cheeky one-liner or film quote. You’ll solely see it as soon as, whenever you load your cellphone into the case, however they’re good for a fast chuckle, and the mix of colours and quotes provides a level of uniqueness and collectability to an in any other case utilitarian product.

Above: The Forearm Mount incorporates a ratcheting BOA dial for micro adjustment, making certain it matches the wearer securely. 

Talking of colours, there are some further choices in that realm, as properly. The ADVNTR and OPRTR can be found in black, FDE, OD inexperienced, and Gunmetal Grey. The extra urbanized ENDVR case is offered in black, Stone Inexperienced, Gunmetal Grey, and a lighter limited-edition Tundra Grey. Pricing, like safety stage, is scaled to the person circumstances: $65 for the ENDVR, $80 for the ADVNTR and $145 for the OPRTR. The SHLD display screen protector is an addition $50-$60 relying on mannequin. Even maxing out the costs, you might be nonetheless taking a look at simply over $200 to not solely shield your smartphone to the extent of literal battlefield use, but in addition capitalize on the big range of mounting and carriage choices that may be built-in into virtually any conceivable use case – from belt clips and dashboard docks to skydiving harnesses and physique armor.

Above: The Armband Mount is constructed from stretchy Lycra with a topo-pattern grip materials on the within to scale back slipping.

At time of writing, these new case traces have solely been launched for Samsung Galaxy S22 telephones, with restricted availability for S22 Plus and Extremely fashions. Juggernaut has advised us that iPhone 14 fashions are coming quickly.

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