LifeProof case worth the money?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by parkm13, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 5 and am seriously considering buying a LifeProof case. The main perk for me would be the waterproof abilities of the case. Before I buy I would like to know two things, first does the waterproofing work every time? I don't want to end up with a soggy phone. Second, are there any other cases that give the same protection, but still have a relatively small form factor? Thanks in advance for all your help!
     
  2. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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  3. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I understand the case is high but I ski all winter and swim all summer so would love to be able to use my phone in the water
     
  4. yamatitan macrumors member

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    I wouldnt use it for that, they are really designed for accidental swims not made to be constantly pushing the limits. If one o-ring tears or you forget to screw something down (headphone jack) your gonna be in for a bad day. The most common mistake I see is the charger port looks fully seated but may be off a little and lets water in.
     
  5. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't plan on keeping it in the water with me, just if I drop it in the pool/lake will it live?
     
  6. AndroidBlows macrumors member

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    Yes. Buy one. I water ski with mine all summer long. Works as advertised.
     
  7. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    I used one for three weeks in 99% humidity of a tropical jungle with the occasionally down-pour. Zero moisture inside. No problems.

    I ordered another for my wife's iphone as she tends to leave it around at parties. I tested it's waterproofness in a bowl of water (as advertised on lifeproof website). Her's leaked in two separate tests. Going to exchange it for a new one. So, get it and test it to make sure you get a good one.
     
  8. yamatitan macrumors member

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    Yes but test it first when you get it.
     
  9. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the comments, looks like I will be geting one. For testing it should I just put a paper towel in it and stick it under water to see if it leaks? Or is there some technical way to test it?
     
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  11. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Yes it is worth it. It's the best waterproof case money can buy.
     
  12. antman2295 macrumors 6502

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    Yup that's all you have to do. It gives you directions on how to test it when you get it.
     

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