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LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock

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LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
It’s not every day that we’re enthralled by cell phone cases, but once in a blue moon, we’re treated to something out of the blue that warrants our complete and undeniable attention. Checking out the vendors at the ShowStoppers event in New York City tonight, we came upon this vendor that deals with this so-called LifeProof case for the iPhone. Rather than dolling up the highly prized smartphone, the LifeProof case goes in the complete opposite direction by providing adequate assurance that your handset will be protected no matter what.

For starters, the LifeProof case for the iPhone 4 (iPhone 4S case will soon be available) completely wraps the phone in one compact and slim package that doesn’t add a strenuous amount of size to the chic looking phone. Once it’s fully encased within the rugged type case, it’s essentially impervious to the elements since it’s protected against water, dirt, snow, and shock. Furthermore, it meets military specification MIL-STD-810F-516.5, which protects the handset when it's dropped from a height of 6.6 feet. Well, the fun doesn’t stop there because we’re impressed by the fact that the case, with the iPhone and all inside of it, was dunked under water with no damage to it.

LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock

LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock

LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock
LifeProof case for the iPhone protects against water, dirt, snow, and shock


It’s pretty neat to tell you the truth, but if you’re interested in this super rugged case for the iPhone 4 and 4S, you can pick one up online through their site or retailers like Best Buy for $79.99. Sure it’s pricy, but when you factor in its extreme ruggedness, this might simply be the only case you’ll ever need to buy for your iPhone.

source: LifeProof

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posted on 19 Oct 2011, 22:24

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


need to make these for andriods as well maybe some of the hotter Blackberry

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 22:26

2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I wish they would make cases for other phones... I'd totally buy one

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 23:40

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


They are great cases. One of their original sales videos featured the phone & case at the beach. The video/movie showed the owner and friends frolicking in the surf, dropping the encased phone in the surf, finding it, picking it back up, and, and, and. Very effective marketing tool.

It is a shame the case is only currently available for only the iPhone.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 00:48 2

4. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


How many people will lose their phone while swimming in the lake/ocean?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 02:10

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You would be surprised how many people spill liquid (water, coffee, etc.) on their phone. The phone happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 01:00 1

5. Landmarkcm (Posts: 466; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Thats ultra good protection but still to bulky looking for my taste.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 11:24

9. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


How is it bulky? It adds 1/16 of an inch and about an ounce of weight.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 06:36

7. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


ive read the screen protector makes interaction with the touch screen much worse.

also, the price on their site is less than the best buy price in the article.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 10:35

8. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Which one is the pink phone? Or did someone skin their ipod/iphone? But beyond that looks pretty solid. I can imagine how it would make the touchscreen more difficult to use, but imagine construction workers who want a smartphone but are scared of breaking it. This could be an appropiate fix for them, and I don't think they'd mind the slight difficulties in touch screen use if they could get the protection they need.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 11:25

10. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


the pink is part of the case. It comes in white, black pink and purple.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 15:59

11. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


where is the hole for the loundspeaker, microphone

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 13:55

12. ostadkourosh (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


This device does not work. My name is Kourosh Mohammadi (ostadkourosh@yahoo.com) I just bought one of these for almost 80 dollars from best buy. Put it in my pocket to go to the beach for a few days. Now my iphone has water damage. I will have to pay another >300 dollars at least to replace it. Would not buy this thing! I tried to call their toll free number and it did not work. Very nice.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 19:04

13. whiteflag43 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Does this phone cover fit the i phone 4s for verizon?

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