Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 12, 2012, 05:03 PM   #51
jrfive0
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dflowerz
I have been using one of these cases for quite a few months and overall it's great. Downsides are slightly added bulk, having to screw in the special headphone adapter, and horrible results trying to use the speakerphone. I bought this because I accidentally killed my 3Gs when I was riding a motorcycle in the rain and had the phone in a supposedly waterproof pocket. I got home and the phone was soaked and very dead. Now there are no issues here in rainy Seattle. I use the phone outdoors in the rain and never have to worry about water damage, so for me this case is fantastic despite the few small issues.
What the heck are you doing riding a motorcycle in the rain for? Some kind of deathwish? Lol
__________________
MBP 13/8 GB/1 TB(mid 2010) iPad 1 16 GB WiFi Verizon iPhone 4s 64 GB iPod Classic 120 GB (6th Gen) ATV2 2011 Mac Mini 2.3
jrfive0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2012, 04:33 PM   #52
hassiman
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Thumbs up LifeProof... Best case I have ever owned!

I have had mine for a few months and I love it. The GoreTex seals stop water but NOT air. 3 weeks ago my wife accidently knocked my phone off the shelf in the kitchen and into the water-filled sink. She didn't know my case was waterproof so I sat back and watched with a pretend scowl on my face while she hunted through the hot soapy water and finally found it by draininb the sink... thinking she had just ruined my phone. (she has a 4s also but in a SENA case ) after she finally found it I told her I now had soap all over the phone... and much to her surprise I held it under the water to wash it off. Then I old her. SAhe was a bit peeved.

I LOVE this case. 1000% better that my former fav the Otter.
hassiman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:21 AM   #53
thearne3
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Change SIM card? Speaker dock?

The maker says 'don't be taking the case off and on' ,so:

Do you have to remove the case to change SIM cards?

Does the Phone with case fit most external speaker devices, ie, is the rubber extension at the bottom too thick to engage the connector on a Logitech or Bose or similar speaker dock?

Thanks!
thearne3 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:23 AM   #54
csjo00
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arkansas
Quote:
Originally Posted by thearne3 View Post
The maker says 'don't be taking the case off and on' ,so:

Do you have to remove the case to change SIM cards?

Does the Phone with case fit most external speaker devices, ie, is the rubber extension at the bottom too thick to engage the connector on a Logitech or Bose or similar speaker dock?

Thanks!
Yes.

No. It has an additional half inch or so on the bottom of the phone. Dunno about the speaker docks, as I don't own one.
__________________
iPhone 5 16GB (AT&T)
13" MacBook Pro (Mid-2012)
csjo00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:47 PM   #55
AriX
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Send a message via AIM to AriX Send a message via Skype™ to AriX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsk8r View Post
AriX, you cracked me up there!

Do you know what a Faraday Cage is? Do you know why you lose satellite signal when thick clouds are overhead? Do you know what is considered the best electrical ground on earth?

Who am I kidding, of course you don't. Because if you knew the answer to any of those questions, you would not actually believe that a cell signal could propagate through more than a few millimeters of water.

Have you ever been in a concrete building and in the innermost rooms and halls, where there are no outer doors or windows, lost your signal? That happens because the concrete and steel in the walls keeps the signal from getting to your phone.

Same thing with this case. You are not shorting the antenna because the plastic is protecting it. What you are doing however is putting it inside a substance through which radio signals cannot pass. This is why submarines communicate submerged with ELF signals and have to surface, or extend a periscope antenna out of the water, for high speed data.

As much as I respect and admire Apple and it's products, the laws of physics are not going to change for them in their 30+ years of existence any more than they changed for the 236 years of the US Navy.

Sorry to be so long-winded, but that just hit a chord with me...
Well, I feel dumb now! Thank you for correcting my obviously completely incorrect intuitions. These are the things I will probably be finding out about soon in my physics class.
__________________
15" MacBook Pro with Retina display. iPhone 5. Mac/iOS developer.
@AriX
AriX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2012, 04:30 PM   #56
Markus...
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pacific northwest
Not happy with Life Proof case

I bought this last week thinking it was the answer to keeping my phone safe from water damage while I'm out on the water. When I opened the box I was disappointed to see two pieces of plastic with one having a O ring around it, the other side having a thin plastic screen.
I tested it in water and it worked fine. I then put my phone in it, started useing it but soon found all the calls I made to home phones people said they were hearing their voice echo. I have read else where that "Life Proof" will send you a replacement top half.
I am returning this case.
Markus... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2012, 06:42 PM   #57
Mikesus
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
I bit.


First case from Best Buy was a bust. (possibly a return?) Package said 4 and didn't reference the 4s. The back was warped and didn't fit right, and couldn't fit my charging cord.


The replacement had 4s on the box and the membrane is a much tighter fit to the front (no pillowing) Made a couple of calls and no complaints on sound. This one is a keeper!
Mikesus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2012, 07:32 PM   #58
Mikesus
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by agentkow View Post
My friend has a LifeProof case and drops in the the hot tub all the time just to freak people out.

Probably taking underwater video too
Mikesus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2012, 10:36 PM   #59
JMies419
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Send a message via AIM to JMies419
A friend of mine has the white Life Proof. Fit and performance of the case is top notch. No issues with calls or sound, no leaking, no problems at all. I am seriously thinking of getting a black one for my 4s. Awesome case!
JMies419 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:36 AM   #60
Mikesus
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMies419 View Post
A friend of mine has the white Life Proof. Fit and performance of the case is top notch. No issues with calls or sound, no leaking, no problems at all. I am seriously thinking of getting a black one for my 4s. Awesome case!
Make sure you get the one that has the packaging that says 4 & 4s. The one that says 4 is the older packaging and I had issues with it...
Mikesus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2012, 01:03 PM   #61
borgqueenx
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
just grab the "drycase". vacuum seal so you have proof it works. if no air comes in, water also cant come in. works like a charm and i really like the proof before submerging it.
borgqueenx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 17, 2012, 04:58 PM   #62
JMies419
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Send a message via AIM to JMies419
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikesus View Post
Make sure you get the one that has the packaging that says 4 & 4s. The one that says 4 is the older packaging and I had issues with it...
Good point, there has been a revision or two to this case. Make sure the one you are getting if the NEWEST one if you purchase.
JMies419 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 19, 2012, 10:08 PM   #63
Ravel36
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Melbourne, FL
I have this case on my phone and it is definitely waterproof. I have dropped it at least once, and there was no damage to my iPhone. It is a bit expensive but I think it is worth it.
__________________
Macbook Pro Mid 2010 17" Core i7 | 8GB Ram | 240GB Sandisk Extreme SSD x2 Raid 1 | iPad 32 GB 3rd gen | iPhone 5 32GB | Apple TV2 | Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Ravel36 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 20, 2012, 02:31 AM   #64
hassiman
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Thumbs up LifeProof... 2 thumbs UP!

2 months in and not one single problem. Best case I have EVER used on an iPhone. Period!
hassiman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 3, 2012, 10:43 PM   #65
n2deep
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
I just purchased this case. I hope it works!!!
n2deep is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 8, 2012, 09:30 PM   #66
TomJ8392
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Bought 3 life proof cases for the 3 iPhone's in my family. Watched the videos, did the waterproof test, all went well. My daughter dropped her 4s from her pocket to the floor. No force, just a drop. WE HAVE A CRACKED IPHONE!!! I'm very disappointed in this product and will contact customer service, but if their service is anything like their product, I don't expect much. Don't waste your money!
TomJ8392 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 8, 2012, 10:02 PM   #67
Hyper-X
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
I'm one of those who constantly shop for gadgets and accessories for my devices and I own at least 6 different cases for my 4S including a Lifeproof case and the belt holster. Before I go any further I feel that my Otterbox Defender is a better general purpose case than the LP case however...

First I didn't expect the LP case to be so thin, I was looking inside the box to see if there was something else that was supposed to go around the outside. Next after I assembled the case, I didn't particularly take well to the lump near the earpiece, makes the face look deformed somewhat, then using the case for a bit, I didn't like the feel of the paddle for the MUTE switch.

What I did like is how they packaged an adapter, extra heaphone plug and the dock connector port is really cool, better than those silicon flaps Otterbox and other cases use.

After using it for a bit, I came to the notion that this is a purpose-bulit case, best used in environments in which it can provide the user the best of what it offers depending on how the user uses their iPhone. The LP case (at least heard by the person on the other side) doesn't sound as good as when I'm using the Defender. Then playing music and such through the iPhone speaker sounds muffled until you open the dock port. I use the MUTE switch a lot during briefings.

I do switch out cases for when I go to the beach and hiking where my phone might be subjected to "greater than usual" hazards which normally doesn't take place during my daily routine then switch back to my Defender for daily use.
__________________
OS X Lion speaker icon gray on Menu Bar workaround.
Hyper-X is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 11:07 AM   #68
kayakguy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Orleans
Not so LifeProof

I bought the life proof case as soon as they were available at Best Buy. I couldnt wait til it got warm enough so me and the family could go swimming. We went to Destin Florida and had both our iPhone 4s in the lifeproof case. The case worked great. We were able to take pics underwater with the volume button and record video. I fell in love with the case. I even dropped it in my fish tank accidentally and still no water damage. But then it happened. We went to Blue Bayou waterpark. I was taking pics all day. Recording video all day. And at the very last minute of our day as we were leaving I decided to take one last pic. Took my phone out of my pocket and then i saw the water rolling down on the other side of the screen protector. My heart dropped. I immediately took the phone out of the case. My headphone jack was full pf water and my charger port had water in it also. But the phone was still on. I turned it off. a few seconds later my led started flashing like crazy. I got as much water out as i could and the sat it in some DampRid for about 4 days. The phone still isnt coming on. Oh and the water got in through the ear peace; the part you put up to your ear. So im guessing after being submered under water while swimming the pressure maybe forced its way through the adhesive. Great case for drops and maybe water splashes but not for swimming underwater. And it was only between 5 and 6 feet of water.
kayakguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11, 2012, 11:41 PM   #69
jlgolson
Editor
 
jlgolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Send a message via AIM to jlgolson
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayakguy View Post
We went to Blue Bayou waterpark. I was taking pics all day. Recording video all day.
Were you using it on water slides and the like? I wonder if the force of going down slides or in a wave pool or something like that forced water in through the earpiece...
jlgolson is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 12, 2012, 06:43 AM   #70
kayakguy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New Orleans
I was going down slides and in the wave pool but the phone was in my front pocket. Idk maybe that did contribute. But I did a water test in a bowl last night and water seeped in again.
kayakguy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2012, 02:07 PM   #71
Shellbo6901
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
anyone have a comparison between this and the Drisuit(http://www.mydrisuit.com/)?
Shellbo6901 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:58 PM   #72
dflowerz
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I recently got the new one for the iPhone5. Very similar to the old ones. I do not go underwater with mine. I just want rain protection, so have never done the underwater test prior to using the case. Amazing how I have gotten used to having this case. I went a couple of months without it after getting the iPhone 5 and was having to go back to the plastic bag and worry technique!
dflowerz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:08 PM   #73
Selim B
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
DryCase

DryCase is completely waterproof and you will be able to take pictures/videos underwater thanks to the crystal clear pouch without any risk for your phone and you will still be able to use the screen. The case can be used for swimming, surfing and any other kind of outdoors activities, so no risk even though you’re in the wave pool or on a slide.

You can find DryCase at: www.drycase.com
Selim B is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > iOS Blog Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC