The Armor case is easily opened by releasing two plastic clamps on the back of the unit. Once unlatched, the top panel opens up, allowing you to insert the iPhone inside.
The inside of the case is protected from the elements by the seal you see above, which is water-tight when the case is clamped shut, preventing water from seeping inside. A clear membrane covers the front of the iPhone, but still allows you to interact with the screen as you would normally. This same membrane covers the Apple logo and camera lens on the back of the phone. You can also see the unique headphone jack, which plugs directly into the iPhone when it is installed in the Armor case. That means that you can only talk on the phone via a wired headset, Bluetooth headset or using speaker phone. This is necessary to keep liquids out of the case and still be able to use the headphone jack (and it also eliminates the proprietary inset jack, yay!).
With the phone in place, simply close the lid and secure the two plastic clamps and you are good to go! Next up, we take a look at general usage / findings, do some liquid testing and wrap things up with a conclusion.