Best case for taking phone to beach?

JBaker122586

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I'm going on my honeymoon to Jamaica soon, and I'd like to be able to carry my iPhone around to the pools and beaches to take pictures
So I'm looking for a case that is going to keep sand and water out, but not obscure the camera.
Obviously since I'll need the camera, I don't expect something fully waterproof.

Anybody have any experience/suggestions?
 

tygrubb

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Jun 23, 2010
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Depends if you go to the beach and other dusty/wet/outdoorsy stuff a lot. If so, then the LifeProof is a good choice....but it's the kind of case that you don't just take on and off for the occasional outing. It's sealing requires that you open the case infrequently. And it's awfully expensive for occasional use, anyway.

For occasional beach outings, I would second the notion of just putting it in a freezer bag.
 

mofunk

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that's a great idea. I heard several people had water damage to their iPhone just by laying with them by the pool. Splash of water touched the connectors from a boombox.

x2 Lifeproof.
 

JBaker122586

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Thanks guys.
It's looking like Lifeproof is the way to go.
The only negative reviews I read are about call quality. Since I'll be on vacation (and not willing to deal with work and such), I'm only using the thing as a camera, so I don't really care about that.
 

Oreo234

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Mar 21, 2012
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I recently been searching the web for something to protect my phone as well, because I'm heading to Florida soon. I came across a case on YouTube called "cool cover cases". Looks very interesting to me cause I like life proof but is very expensive. This case states only 24.99$ for that price I'm going go with this , worth a look
 

Macman45

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Thanks guys.
It's looking like Lifeproof is the way to go.
The only negative reviews I read are about call quality. Since I'll be on vacation (and not willing to deal with work and such), I'm only using the thing as a camera, so I don't really care about that.
FWIW I use an Otterbox defender, the whole works...It's pig ugly but nothing gets in.