iphone 6 Plus Redpepper waterproof case, my review.

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  1. brokenarrow184 macrumors member

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    I got my Redpepper case today. So far I'm very impressed! Water tested fine and put it on the phone. Touch ID is perfect, works just like naked! The fit and finish is great, everything lines up and no rough edges. Touch screen is great, a few misspellings so far while texting but it's definitely better than expected.

    The port covers are great, very firm fit and they're attached so no worries of losing them. Power button and volume buttons work great. Silencer switch is hard to switch but nothing too bad, needs a lil more test for final opinion there. Only made one call so far and it seemed fine, a lil bit of distortion in my ear but the other line said I sounded fine. Speaker phone works great. Played a video and there's some distortion from speakers but nothing major.

    Case is thin but seems like it will offer decent drop protection, great for short falls but if u drop it down a flight of stairs it could damage the case I bet. The kickstand is hard to open which is a good thing, I won't use it so I won't have to worry about it.

    For $21 (eBay) I really don't think you can go wrong! It's pretty easy to remove too so if you wanted to only use it for hiking or something that would be very easy to do. I only had one typing error typing this whole message. Pics to follow and I'll update in a few days. Other cases I've used - Ringke Fusion, Love Mei Powerful and also a cheap Chinese water proof case $8 that was horrible. The Love Mei was too big and heavy, the Ringke is great just no screen or water protection.
     

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    Oh and the case is mostly smooth all over, kinda slick in the hand. Might drop it more but I really like the feel, feels quality. There is a lil bit of rubber grip on the sides and rubber grippers in 4 very small sections on the back near the corners.
     
  8. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    iphone 6 Plus Redpepper waterproof case, my review.

    Just got this one in the mail today in white. So far so good, it's going to be my occasional outdoors or traveling case, not my daily driver. Great review btw, sounds pretty accurate to my findings as well.
     
  9. LFCYNWA macrumors regular

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    does it work with a tempered screen protector?
     
  10. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I believe so. I have a the armor ballistic glass screen protector and it seems to work fine.
     
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    I took my screen protector off, it was crappy anyways and I wanted to give this case a fair review with its built in screen protector.
     
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    So how is the screen protector?
     
  13. doxzilla, Dec 10, 2014
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    Here's a copy/paste of my mini-review from another thread:

    ...IMO this case has noticeable improvements over the Lifeproof case in the audio department.

    -Case passed the water test. Was submerged in about a foot of water for about 5 hours and there wasn't a single drop of water inside the case. I'm confident that it's water tight, but of course YMMV.

    -Integrated screen protector sits mostly flat, but not 100% flush with the screen. Increases glare, but does not add a prismatic effect to the screen. Touch ID membrane has given me no problems; didn't have to redo scans or anything.

    -Sound quality & volume from the speaker is only slightly diminished compared to the iPhone 5 version of the case. Also, the mic is similarly unaffected; Siri can hear and understand me just fine but phone calls sounded a little "hollow" according to the person on the other end of the line.

    -Neither of the cameras are hindered by the case design and there is no "flash bleed" when the flash fires for night shots.

    -Proximity sensor works, there is no accidental triggering like on earlier Lifeproof cases. Ambient light sensor is not quite as responsive but that's just a nitpick.

    -The opening of the lightning port is large enough to accommodate the official lightning to USB cable as well as the Apple lightning to 30-pin adapter.

    -Mute/Vibration toggle works, but is not as easy to use as the toggle on the Lifeproof, minor annoyance.

    I had an XtremeGuard Spartan Tempered Glass SP that I had to take off to get the case to close properly, YMMV depending on the thickness of your glass screen protector.
     
  14. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Thank you all for the good reviews.

    Picked up a redpepper case for $20 on ebay! I look forward to getting it.
     

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