Personally I am pretty excited about this. Between going to the beach, the lakes, the pool, Disney and skiing this will be my main case. I have one on my wife's S4 and it works well. Seidio announced the OBEX waterproof case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 But what that means is that its waterproof for up to 30 minutes at about 2 meters. Additionally, it’s rated against dust, and for falls from 6 feet at different angles. Seidio has also included an anti-reflection glass which protects the camera lens without getting the in way of taking those selfies for Snapchat and such. Waterproof membranes protect the speakers and microphones and rubber stoppers keep the phone’s USB and headphone ports clear of debris. So what about NFC? Well it still works. That’s right, the Seidio OBEX waterproof case does all this protection and still lets the NFC signals pass through.