Completely waterproof iPhone 5 case?

iFiend

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Got any recommendations? Does it even exist?

Going to the British Virgin Islands for my honeymoon in a month and would love to be able to take video of my snorkeling excursions.

TIA!
 

iFiend

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Yeah I actually was on that site.

Obviously, trusting my iPhone 5 to a company and case to keep it from drowning is a anxiety-ridden experience, so I was hoping for some personal recommendations from MR (I trust you guys a lot more :D)
 

tardman91

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I use them all the time when I'm out on my bike or on the boat. Never drowned an iPhone yet. Plus they work with almost any case. :D
Not sure about underwater photography though. Might just want to get a disposable gadget for that. They do sell disposable underwater video cameras.
 

jasko

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My brother used to use the Life Proof case. Stay away. Numerous problems with it.
 

koa

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I would go with Watershot since they make waterproof housings for cameras. The one for the iPhone has a clear back so you can see the o-ring and takes gopro accessories. They are waterproof to 130 ft. You could probably sell it after your trip. It's a housing so you can't use the phone to talk when installed. You might also consider a cheap disposable underwater camera.

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

iFiend

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Anyone else want to weigh in?
 

boogieman

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Thanks for the suggestions.

Anyone else want to weigh in?
I can say the life proof is good but sometimes no one can hear me and I cant hear them. I just recieved the catalyst and already sent it back and waiting on a replacement. No body could hear me on it.
 

Ajaredic

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I can say the life proof is good but sometimes no one can hear me and I cant hear them. I just recieved the catalyst and already sent it back and waiting on a replacement. No body could hear me on it.
I am using Otterbox Armor for a week now and just love it. The sound is almost perfect, screen sensitivity is ok. Rugged, waterproof, shockproof, bulit like a tank and gorgeous looking.
 

iFiend

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I should mention that I will hardly be using it other than this trip, and for snorkeling/boating/beach activities, and certainly won't be making calls on my honeymoon (except for emergency ones).

That change anything?
 

Rocko1

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I should mention that I will hardly be using it other than this trip, and for snorkeling/boating/beach activities, and certainly won't be making calls on my honeymoon (except for emergency ones).

That change anything?
Like I said, get a bag. Cheaper and works better.
 

rider99702

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I use them all the time when I'm out on my bike or on the boat. Never drowned an iPhone yet. Plus they work with almost any case. :D
Not sure about underwater photography though. Might just want to get a disposable gadget for that. They do sell disposable underwater video cameras.
Use double bagging will work!!Way cheaper than getting a 80 bulks lifeproof case. ;)
 

jayrflow

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I'd go with the a lifeproof. Aside the oil slicks, there is nothing wrong with the case from my experience.
 

charleskbjj

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Lifeproof

I use the Lifeproof (probably rev 4 - high serial number) and it's awesome. Screen protector sits very flush against screen. There was a thread on the revisions on this already, but assuming you buy a high serial number (mine is 890,000ish) you'll be fine. They fixed all the issues they had before. The thing I like best is the case is very light and doesn't add much bulk to the phone (not to mention it's waterproof). Hope this helps.
 

dictoresno

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I actually saw a pretty cool one in sky mall magazine on a delta flight the other day. I forget the name of it, and never heard of it before, but it was $79.
 

alphaod

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The LifeProof case does work.

I have Liquipel on my phone and it makes it sort of waterproof, but I wouldn't intentionally dunk it, especially not in salt water.
 

malochico1

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why are we starting new thread everytime someone decides to get a new case...use the search forum feature, scroll up and down a little...yea many people have used atlas, lifeproof any otterbox..look at the previous threads and their reviews which they put so much time into, instead of just opening a new thread.
people here have invested so much time in taking pictures, writing pros and cons and all other experiences and you completely ignored all of them.
 

sick z33

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Lifeproof case is awesome. :) Have some buddies that will drink their draft beer while their phone is sitting in the glass haha.
 

iFiend

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why are we starting new thread everytime someone decides to get a new case...use the search forum feature, scroll up and down a little...yea many people have used atlas, lifeproof any otterbox..look at the previous threads and their reviews which they put so much time into, instead of just opening a new thread.
people here have invested so much time in taking pictures, writing pros and cons and all other experiences and you completely ignored all of them.
I apologize mr. moderator