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Lifeproof Cases

Make & Model

Brand:
LifeProof
Model:
Waterproof Case
MSRP ($):
79.99

The Lifeproof "iPhone case" acts like life a preserver for your iPhone 4/4 and iPhone 5. Offering top-of-the-line protection and accessories, both of these Lifeproof cases offer mounting accessories designed for bicycles that can be utilized on boats and kayaks as well. The cases are waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof, and shock proof. Lifeproof iPhone cases are individually tested to ensure complete protection from leakage and durability, and some are even tested twice through Lifeproof’s third party quality assurance process. You can actually go swimming with these protective cell phone cases - each one is capable of withstanding submersion of up to 6.6’ for up to one hour.

Features:

  • CrystalClear AR-coated optical-glass lens
  • Nonstick cover never collects dirt or lint
  • Waterproof seals on all ports and openings
  • Polycarbonate frame absorbs impacts
  • Waterproof ports on all microphones and speakers
  • Scratch-resistant and waterproof screen protector

Specs:

  • 5.1” x 2.6” x 0.5”
  • 1.05 oz / 29.8 g
  • Fully submergible to 6.6’

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5.0

Great Investment!

This is a great product! It does protect the phone from getting damaged when wet. I wouldn't keep it submerged in the water for a long time but for short soakings it does its job! Also does a good job protecting you drop your phone also.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Keeps phone dry, Does not effect how phone works
Cons:
none
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5.0

LifeProof Fre Waterproof Phone Case

Above and beyond is how I would describe this phone case. I purchased one for my Samsung Galaxy S3 for our 17 mile float trip. I got it for a steal at 9.99 since the S3 is an older phone. I didn't expect it to hold as advertised but boy was I wrong!! The case snaps tightly over your phone and it leaves the front glass exposed so you can use the phone too. DO NOT USE is you have a crack in your touchscreen as water will get in.

My S3 was submerged for over 7 hours in about 3 - 4 foot of water and the case and phone held up without a hitch!! Everything functioned on the phone as if it were dry. While I don't recommend you leave your phone submerged that long, it is nice to know this product more than backs up it's claims.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
Used:
2-6 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Watertight, Slim, Lightweight
Cons:
Highly priced for current phones
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5.0

Nothing Better on the Market

I travel a lot and my iPhone is essential for work. I cannot afford to lose the use of it by it getting wet when I am fishing. I've have a Red LiteProof Fre case for both an iPhone 4S and 5S from the day I bought them and not once have I had an issue on the water. The cases are smart and are very suitable for everyday use. My only complaint if you want to call it one is the need for the external headphone adapter, but I guess that's essential to maintain waterproof integrity. My next iPhone will have one of LiteProof's cases on it the day I buy it.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
It's Waterproof
Cons:
Headphone connection requires adapter
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5.0

Lifeproof for iPhone and iPad

I have had the Fre model for my iPhones for the past 2 years and I love them. I love being able to use my phone while out on the water without worrying about the elements or dropping it overboard (I also have the orange foam floating case). Instead of packing my phone in a dry bag and using a waterproof camera for CPR tournaments, I just use the iPhone.

I also have the Nuud case for my iPad mini and it works just as great. Coupled with the foam float case, it is fantastic. When my 4 (soon to be 5) year old daughter and I go out for some daddy-daughter kayak fishing, it allows me to stay out a little longer than usual. When she gets tired of fishing, she can play some games or work on her "homework".

Two issues that I have noticed with the Fre case:
The case can sometimes muffle the speaker and microphone, making it hard for you to hear or others to hear you.
Also, the gasket can sometimes pop out when removing the phone from the case. I had issues with this on my case for iPhone 4S and 5S. I filled out a warranty claim both times, and both times I received a new replacement case.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Waterproof, durable
Cons:
Microphone/speaker muffling, gasket
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4.0

Lifeproof Nuud Iphone 5 Case

I have had the Lifeproof Nuud case on my iPhone 5 for over a year. It has been through hell and still no problems with the case. When the phone is out of the case it still looks brand new.

I have dropped my phone in the water while fishing in shallow waters and there have been absolutely no leaking problems at all. It has been dropped from heights as high as 12 feet again no problems. It has been in Bahrain during a sand storm and again no problems at all. This is a great case.

All that being said the biggest drawbacks to this case are you HAVE to use an apple charging cord, aftermarket cords need not apply. That problem is not the biggie...the biggie is that the voice transmission and receiving with the case on is very poor. I knew going into this case that that was an issue (with the extreme protection this case provides it is to be expected) so I was prepared, but even still it is very annoying. I always used a Bluetooth earpiece which solved this problem.

So in closing it is a wonderful case for any type of use you want to throw at it. Mine has been washed several times, dropped in the water and on hard surfaces and other than a few scratches on the case itself it has come out unharmed. You will not be disappointed in this case as long as you are ready for the lack of call quality while using the handset.

Now if they will just come out with one for my iPhone 6 plus I will be a happy camper!

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great "life" proof case
Cons:
Talking with case on
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