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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:36 AM   #26
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Even if it's not cheaper than Lifeproof's it will sell well if they get space on AT&T sale floors.

I bought a Lifeproof for ~$55 on Amazon and can't complain. Carried it around in the jungle for weeks, actually filmed in a stream, tossed the thing in a sandy beach bag, and cycled with it all sweaty in my pocket for hours and hours. No problem and pics look great through the glass camera cover. It still sucks to interface with the screen though. I can't bear to use my phone at home out of bad weather in that case but like it when it's needed.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 PM   #27
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Dust-proof, eh? Is the camera protection just glass or is there a something that keeps dust out by covering the glass too? How about a dust-resistant case...one that doesn't allow dust to accumulate in the corners of the screen protector and over the camera glass. Show me one that prevents this and it'll be the next case I buy. This Ballistic HC case (which I highly recommend over the Defender) has glass protection over the camera lens, but no cover you can slide across or put on when you're not using the camera so dust doesn't accumulate.
How about being able to wash the phone and case in soap and water, or spray it down with Windex without being worried about destroying the phone? That's what I do with my iPhone in a LifeProof case.

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So now you can make those phone calls underwater like you've always wanted.
More like you can listen to music or pacing rhythm while swimming. No case is going to get around the fact that the capacitive sensor in the screen can't detect your fingers if there is too much water on it (and can not detect anything when it is immersed).

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What case would that be? Lifeproof has the same waterproof rating meaning 6.6 ft for 30 minutes. It's on their specifications page.
http://www.watershot.com/underwater-...housing-iphone

Same price but "Waterproof performance to 40 m / 130 ft deep"

I believe that some of the objection is due to LifeProof's original statement of waterproofing may have omitted the disclaimer about 30 minutes; but I am not certain of this as I was an early adopter of the LifeProof case and no longer recall their original statements.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 02:42 PM   #28
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http://www.watershot.com/underwater-...housing-iphone

Same price but "Waterproof performance to 40 m / 130 ft deep"

I believe that some of the objection is due to LifeProof's original statement of waterproofing may have omitted the disclaimer about 30 minutes; but I am not certain of this as I was an early adopter of the LifeProof case and no longer recall their original statements.
Thanks! I would buy that watershot for sure but it seems its currently only available for iP4/4S. I've never fully trusted Lifeproof when it comes down to swimming or prolonged wet conditions. Also eventually the 50 openings limit wasn't for me since I want to have minimal case when I'm not doing sports / outdoor activities.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 03:40 PM   #29
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idiotproof?
Make something idiot proof and the world will just make a better idiot!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:28 PM   #30
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Where is the float?

If I drop my phone off the side of my boat chances are that its going to be deeper than 6 feet and I am not going to be able to find it if I dive in after it.

What I really need is something like the Lifeproof Life Jacket where it floats on the surface.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:27 PM   #31
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Griffin Survivor has a camera cover. And it's a great case.
And the camera cover covers the camera only every second time in the middle of shot. Been there, done that. Just great.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 02:04 AM   #32
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And the camera cover covers the camera only every second time in the middle of shot. Been there, done that. Just great.

All you need to do is widen the nub that holds the flap in place, or remove the plug entirely and then you are able to simply pop it back into place when you are done, or can use a free finger to hold it agaisnt the case.

My point being the survivor does the best job at protrcting from drops, sand and dust. The minor issue with the camera flap has many ways to workaround.

My only REAL gripe with the case ever was how easy it was to hit the home button.

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Watersport looks interesting, but I'd be more apt to spend a bit more for a GoPro to take in with me on the board.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:18 PM   #33
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My only REAL gripe with the case ever was how easy it was to hit the home button.
You could cut the knob under the button away.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:11 PM   #34
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Hey this is great for me:
1. As a sea kayaker, I always worry about the waterproof bags I carry my phone in. Now I can double my protection.
2. Since i work outside half my working life (at least) my phone is subject to all sorts of conditions.

I am thrilled and can't wait.

and who would ever get thrilled over a phone case.. who'd a thunk,,,e xcet I don't want my phone to go for a dunk.... it'd put me in a bad funk....
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:21 PM   #35
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Looks pretty sweet, if only I had a practical use for this. $99 to protect your $500+ device doesn't seem too crazy.
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Old Apr 4, 2013, 03:21 PM   #36
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no one says you have to buy it. If you don't want it, get something cheaper...
What, I can't comment on the expensiveness? A forum is a place you come to air your views whatever they might be, not be told you're not allowed to complain about something.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 06:56 AM   #37
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How about being able to wash the phone and case in soap and water, or spray it down with Windex without being worried about destroying the phone? That's what I do with my iPhone in a LifeProof case.

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More like you can listen to music or pacing rhythm while swimming. No case is going to get around the fact that the capacitive sensor in the screen can't detect your fingers if there is too much water on it (and can not detect anything when it is immersed).

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http://www.watershot.com/underwater-...housing-iphone

Same price but "Waterproof performance to 40 m / 130 ft deep"

I believe that some of the objection is due to LifeProof's original statement of waterproofing may have omitted the disclaimer about 30 minutes; but I am not certain of this as I was an early adopter of the LifeProof case and no longer recall their original statements.
Yes but does lifeproof cover the camera lens? And there are also proximity sensor issues with the lifeproof.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:12 PM   #38
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I got a case on http://www.jnlcases.com for my iphone 4s for only $15.99 with free shipping.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 10:20 PM   #39
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Love my current Otterbox, just hope there's a plain black/grey option for this one.
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Yes but does lifeproof cover the camera lens? And there are also proximity sensor issues with the lifeproof.
LiveProof does cover and seal the camera lens and flash. I have never had any issues with the proximity sensor while using a LifeProof case.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 08:33 PM   #41
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I would rather support Lifeproof than Otterbox
Same Company

http://www.cnet.com/news/otterbox-ac...val-lifeproof/
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That's what I was thinking!

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