iPhone 6s Plus Waterproof case

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  1. AE14 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello All

    I am going to need a waterproof case for my 6s Plus in the near future. We are going to be taking part in some traveling around water, and thought it would be a good time to go back to a water proof case.

    I have tried both Lifeproof cases for my 6s plus. I disliked the screen protector on the Fre, and the back of the Nuud was a scratch magnet. I was not impressed by either to be totally honest. I just saw both Aaron and Kristen's reviews for the Dog and Bone Impact. With a glass screen protector built in, I thought it might be a good option.

    Anyone have a water proof preference?
     
  2. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    On my iPhone 6 I used the Dog & Bone Wetsuit. Albeit more bulky than my LifeProof i preferred it. Very solid well built case. Haven't tried one on my 6s plus though. The LifeProofs aren't all they're cracked up to be at such a high price point. None of the waterproof cases I could end up standing for day to day use though. Muffled sound too much and I can't hear well.

    And it looks like Dog and Bone has a few "new" offerings since when I got mine so might be a even better choice now.
     
  3. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    Mobile tech reviews liked the ghost tek atomic 2 I believe.
     
  4. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you...the D&B impact also has a new price point on Amazon which could be worth it. Especially for under $50
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    True, however, the new D&B impact got their best score and rating. Thats why I am having such an issue..lol I typically trust Aaron 's reviews...Kristens as well
     
  5. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I forgot I'd purchased this for my 6S plus. Has thrown in the closet. Well built, nice case. Hated how only factory charger would fit. Had the "new" iteration with enhanced mute switch mechanism and I still HATED it. definitely a solid case for the money though. Maybe I can snap a few pics for you if your interested.
     
  6. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sure...thank you
     
  7. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Dug the case out, just for you. Will have to wait until wife gets home to get pics in case. Here's how small charger hole is though. After using this just a few minutes more is coming back to me though. The screen protector is a built in oil/grease magnet and makes annoying noise as screen protector doesn't sit down on screen 100% flat.

    Anything else you'd like to specifically see/know about Ghostek let me know!

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    Very tiny opening(and to ensure waterproof integrity I get it, but super super tight even with just stock apple charger)

    Edit: looks funny because didn't have case on phone. It's a shame though about its short comings, because this case is constructed super well in my opinion. Appears it would be very waterproof but I'm not trying, plenty of YouTube testers with more pockets than mine Lol
     
  8. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you for doing this. I think I will go with the D&B Impact.

    Much appreciated
     
  9. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to very politely state that things is hideous. I guess if it works though...
     
  10. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow...received the D&B impact. There is no way that screen is glass. The case of far flimsier than the life proof. Already contacted Amazon and sending it back.
     
  11. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    Hmm. Still seems like no good options for waterproof cases.
     
  12. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I was not impressed with any of the ones I have tried. Would be interested in the pelican, but reviews say the same gap in the screen exists with the marine as well
     
  13. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Your going to LOL but I bought a ~$5 on eBay for my 6A Plus I like better than some of the expensive ones.
     
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  15. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Likely going to go back to the nuud. Will keep my .2mm screen protector on since it seals.
     
  16. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I'm also looking for a waterproof/dustproof case for my 6S. I've had a Fre for 4 months and it is falling apart, very poor durability.
     
  17. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I assume the Fre is on full time? What's falling apart, and did you reach out to Lifeproof about it since its only 4 months old? I'm curious how well they support their products.

     
  18. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My indecisiveness kicks in. Going to my local att store shortly to go take a look at the marine by pelican. Seems like a very sturdy and slim design.
     
  19. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I went to my local att store and picked up the pelican marine. First thoughts: far superior to the fre. The screen protector is more flush to the phone, the speakers project to the front which is huge, and the materials feel better quality.

    It's a bit expensive $89.99 but I am greatly impressed. It's just as thin and seems better made.

    Btw, I am typing this with the marine currently on
     
  20. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    The case is on all the time. The outer rubber edge is completely worn through on the front by the volume buttons. The rubber edge on the front and back has noticible wear. The screen protector is scratched and marked to the point that the display looks bad. It's had the rainbow effect since day one but I can live with that. The durability leaves a lot to be desired, IMO. I haven't contacted Lifeproof about it, but I will and see what they say. I honestly don't think my case is defective, I think the materials aren't up to the job.
     
  21. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious what they say. They obviously market it as a durable case.

     
  22. Minarets macrumors 6502

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    I'll give it another hour or so and you'll be taking out back...
     
  23. AE14 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You sound like my wife ;)
     

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