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Old Aug 28, 2012, 12:37 AM   #26
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If this case works as well as their iPhone case, it's well worth the money. I drop my iPhone all the time, always take it into the shower with me, and just generally don't bother being at all gentle with it. The case has a few scuff marks and scratches, but the phone itself is as pristine and unharmed as the day I got it.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 03:42 AM   #27
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Too much!

Lifeproof over estimated this case 150.00 pluses $30.00 for the screen protector.

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Old Aug 28, 2012, 05:02 AM   #28
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Seriously, why would I spend $160 for this thing when I can just have Applecare+, get two years of warranty, and just pay $49 for a new iPad if it gets wet? I can tell you that I wouldn't put my iPad under water with this thing on it, no matter what they say about it.
In most countries you can't get applecare+.
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Soon the cases will cost just as much as the product.. This case looks nice but what is going to protect the screen from that 4-ft drop?
This also puzzles me. I've been under impression that the glass in iOS devices is the most breakable part.
Although being naked, it's much easier to install optically high quality matte film on top of bare glass than having just another plastic layer between.
Also, by monitoring my own iphone & ipad use, I've noticed that I drop far more likely small things (iphone) than bigger ones (ipad). Now I have otterbox defenders on both. Although I also have speck's skin over my MBP, I might survive with ipad with naked screen. Not so sure with upcoming ipad mini... At least I'm going to wait until amazon sells these LPs half price...
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:04 AM   #29
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Nice case but not for a $160. I thought ~$100 would be a little overpriced but once I saw the price tag for this, no thank you.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 11:41 AM   #30
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My wife and I both have iPads, purchasing 2 of these would cost $300, half the cost of a new one.

I'd rather hold off and buy a new one with that money if we drop it in water....
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 11:52 AM   #31
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Why the hate?

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Clearly, he was talking about the screen of the iPad serving as a protector instead of a cumbersome plastic slate. Idiot.
Really, Fresh Pie. Why the hateful talk, why call the person an idiot and a moron? You must really be perfect in every aspect of your life. You come across as a hateful *******. Chill out.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 03:11 PM   #32
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Hello
i wanted to ask, since there is no screen cover, doesnt the water or salt water or juices or whatever stain the screen or ruin it on the iphone? What about the main button on the iphone, doesnt water go in? Is it nice and safe? Do you actually shower with it without problems? How does the sound come out from it since its blocked from the bottom? Have you tried the lifeproof earphone jack and so on that you could connect so you could listen to earphones underwater?
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 04:15 PM   #33
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Really, Fresh Pie. Why the hateful talk, why call the person an idiot and a moron? You must really be perfect in every aspect of your life. You come across as a hateful *******. Chill out.
You're a bit slow today, too. Look who I was quoting.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:46 AM   #34
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If this case works as well as their iPhone case, it's well worth the money. I drop my iPhone all the time, always take it into the shower with me, and just generally don't bother being at all gentle with it. The case has a few scuff marks and scratches, but the phone itself is as pristine and unharmed as the day I got it.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:47 AM   #35
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:00 PM   #36
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Yes. Yes we are. Image *fixed*
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I still couldnt trust putting it underwater case or no case
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 02:35 PM   #37
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You're paying a good percentage of the device's price for that thing. That's like paying $12,000 for insurance on a $30k car. Why not just treat the device like it's a $399 piece of equipment and be careful with it. Should something happen then you buy another one but it's a big price to pay for insurance that most will never need. Plus if you do drop your device in the water (why you'd have to use it near water, I'm not sure), it's likely close to the time the next model will be released and you'll want the new version anyways.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:06 PM   #38
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You're paying a good percentage of the device's price for that thing. That's like paying $12,000 for insurance on a $30k car. Why not just treat the device like it's a $399 piece of equipment and be careful with it. Should something happen then you buy another one but it's a big price to pay for insurance that most will never need. Plus if you do drop your device in the water (why you'd have to use it near water, I'm not sure), it's likely close to the time the next model will be released and you'll want the new version anyways.
How about if you have the $830 iPad3 with LTE?

What if you are near water day to day often? On a boat, on a dock, near a pool, near a sink, near a tub, outside in a rainy part of the country? I can think of hundreds of real scenarios where would use an ipad near water.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 07:31 PM   #39
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I have a iPhone lifeproof, it wasnt worth 80 bucks, but it was pretty shock proof and water proof, I didnt like the headphone jack thing though..
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 08:01 PM   #40
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Ok, so trying to push through the arguing and banter here... overall the case looks pretty well built, are there any issues using my iphone/ipad with it on?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:26 PM   #41
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Awesome!

This is nothing short of awesome. I'd say the nüüd looks sexy too. Well worth the pricetag based upon my LifeProof iPhone case experience.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 09:29 AM   #42
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Yes you are paying a good percentage of the price of the iPad, however it enables you to do things with your ipad that you simply could not do without a waterproof case.

In my application if I were to go without a waterproof case, i'd be without an ipad within an hour. So I either pay the price for a waterproof case or don't use the ipad in my application.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:32 PM   #43
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How about if you have the $830 iPad3 with LTE?

What if you are near water day to day often? On a boat, on a dock, near a pool, near a sink, near a tub, outside in a rainy part of the country? I can think of hundreds of real scenarios where would use an ipad near water.
Why do you really need to bring your iPad on the boat? Can you not be away from your electronics for one minute to enjoy some time out on the water?

I can see it for someone that works a job where they may have to be outside or on the water but for 99.9% of people out there, why bother? Why not just buy a warranty that will cover your device for 1/2 the price should you drop it in and lose it? The warranty will cover all kinds of other problems too.

Or why not opt for the Liquipel coating you can get that adds no bulk and doesn't require a case of any type? It's still cheaper than this option and you can throw any case on it on top of that too if you like.

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Old Aug 30, 2012, 04:09 PM   #44
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Why do you really need to bring your iPad on the boat? Can you not be away from your electronics for one minute to enjoy some time out on the water?

I can see it for someone that works a job where they may have to be outside or on the water but for 99.9% of people out there, why bother? Why not just buy a warranty that will cover your device for 1/2 the price should you drop it in and lose it? The warranty will cover all kinds of other problems too.
I think your're right that the majority of users don't have a practical need for this case, but I wouldn't peg them at 99.9%. Not everyone relaxes on a boat, believe it or not the maritime industry employs more people people than the airline industry. If pilots have a legitimate use for ipads, why not boat captains, dock managers, etc.

How about construction foremen? Or civil engineers who often visit job sites. Ipads are quite useful in those fields as well, especially compared to the alternative which is a big, fugly, and slow Panasonic Toughbook.

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Or why not opt for the Liquipel coating you can get that adds no bulk and doesn't require a case of any type? It's still cheaper than this option and you can throw any case on it on top of that too if you like.
This doesn't protect against drops, dust, mud, etc.
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Ok, so trying to push through the arguing and banter here... overall the case looks pretty well built, are there any issues using my iphone/ipad with it on?
As in are there any issues using my touchscreen through the case?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 08:48 PM   #46
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for anyone that is saying... "why pay 150 for a case for a 399 iPad, that is just stupid"

consider this.... not everyone has a 399 iPad. I have a 64GB 3G version at around 900 bucks. I also have small children who like to watch netflix and play games on it when we are on vacation or travelling. While most tech nerds protect their electronics with their life I bought the iPad to use to it's fullest extent and one drop by a 4 year old could spell the end of the iPad. One glass of spilled milk or whatever also another killed iPad. This cover makes using the iPad CONSISTENTLY SAFER in all these situations. I have one and will be water testing it tonight.

If you think 150 is too much for a waterproof case, don't buy one but certainly don't negate the needs of everyone else but you.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:59 PM   #47
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Why do you really need to bring your iPad on the boat? Can you not be away from your electronics for one minute to enjoy some time out on the water?

I can see it for someone that works a job where they may have to be outside or on the water but for 99.9% of people out there, why bother? Why not just buy a warranty that will cover your device for 1/2 the price should you drop it in and lose it? The warranty will cover all kinds of other problems too.

Or why not opt for the Liquipel coating you can get that adds no bulk and doesn't require a case of any type? It's still cheaper than this option and you can throw any case on it on top of that too if you like.
FYI, I am replacing my depthfinder/chart plotter with the iPad, so that's a pretty good reason for me.

Also, did anyone get the email just sent out that apparently dropped the price to $129?

See link here.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 01:12 PM   #48
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I already bought the RAM mount to mount to my steering rail/guard. Here is the plan I have. I have two ipads on the boat and one macbook pro. I have a Dual bluetooth GPS receiver and am running mac enc on my macbook pro in the nav station (i haven't picked the charting program for the ipads yet). There are a couple of programs that interface with mac enc. Anyhow, my current plan is to run the ipad/macbook pro navigation setup next to my current 10" chartplotter on our next bahamas trip and see which I like better, I'm pretty sure I know the answer already LOL.

Once all that it done I plan to, tie it in so I can run my music from the cockpit and even stream a movie from my macbook pro to one of the iPads. We have an 26 hour run each way so it's nice to have various forms of entertainment.

phinsup, which RAM mount did you use to mount the iPad w/the Lifeproof case? I want to get one for mounting it on my Jet-Boat, but according to the specs on RAM's website, I didn't see one that would hold it with the LifeProof case.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:09 AM   #49
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phinsup, which RAM mount did you use to mount the iPad w/the Lifeproof case? I want to get one for mounting it on my Jet-Boat, but according to the specs on RAM's website, I didn't see one that would hold it with the LifeProof case.
I am using the ram RAM-HOL-TAB3U with a railmount. I am not sure if the rail mount is made by Ram or not.

Keep in mind I am not using the Lifeproof case, I ended up with the scanpod waterproof case and it barely fits in this mount. I think you would be fine with the lifeproof.
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Clearly, he was talking about the screen of the iPad serving as a protector instead of a cumbersome plastic slate. Idiot.
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