Incipio introduces new Touch ID-friendly, waterproof iPhone 5s case

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Popular accessory-maker Incipio announced a new version of its Atlas iPhone case yesterday, called the Atlas ID. As the name suggests, the case is Touch ID-friendly and it provides the same protection from water and other elements as the previous Atlas model.

This is fairly significant, as there aren’t many waterproof cases available for the iPhone 5s that work with the handset’s built-in fingerprint reader. Most element-proof offerings cover the Home button completely, rendering the Touch ID feature effectively unusable…

From Incipio’s press release (via 9to5Mac):

“Incipio®, designer and manufacturer of award-winning mobile device accessories, announces the launch of the ATLAS™ ID Waterproof Case for iPhone 5/5s. The ATLAS ID™ Case features intelligent Touch ID interface, compatible with the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID sensor and includes a device limited warranty and simple-to-use registration App. The ATLAS ID™ embodies the most important and essential elements of device protection; resistance to water, dust, drops, and defense against unforgiving circumstances.”

The new Atlas ID case for the iPhone 5/5s features 5 layers of protection including a water-resistant structure, intelligent Touch ID interface layer, a co-molded rugged exterior, a protective inner core and a scratch-resistant tempered glass for screen protection.

Incipio says the case is waterproof up to 2 meters for 30 mins, and meets US Military Standard 810G for drop protection, water and dust ingress, and has an IP68 ingress protection rating against water and dust. And all ports and buttons are completely accessible.

The Atlas ID waterproof Case for the iPhone 5/5s comes in 4 different color combinations, including: Black/Dark Gray, Light Gray/Dark Gray, White/Gray and Pink/Gray. And if you’re interested, you can find the case on Incipio’s web store for $89.99.