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They took Lifeproof a little far...
on September 16, 2013
After looking at having to replace my OtterBox for the 4th time, I decided to try something else. The Lifeproof case is what it says and more:
- Getting your phone back out of the case-proof. You will need a screwdriver or something similar to pry the case back apart.
- Staying powered on-proof. The case is so tight that doing anything to the power button other than giving it a light touch is going to turn the phone off. This is probably why the case is drop proof. When your phone decides to shut itself off when you're attempting an important call, you're gonna throw it.
- Charging-proof. The hole to put a charger in is very small. A Samsung charger fits and so do most Rocketfish car chargers. Don't have one? Prepare to go all McGuyver meets National Treasure with your keys to get the case off just so you can charge it.
- Staying waterproof-proof. There is a little yellow rubber band that is the seal to keep the case waterproof. This seal is in no way, shape or form attached to the case. You will need to put your phone in while holding the case face down for it to stay. If you ever have to take the case off, keep an eye out for a flying yellow band that is getting away as fast as possible.
- Bluetooth-proof. With the case on, my phone can't find my Bluetooth headset. I can set my Bluetooth on the phone and it will still be unable to find it. Between this and the not working with all chargers thing, this is a horrible case for someone who spends a lot of time in the car.
I didn't give it the lowest rating because it's still a semi-good case. It doesn't look like it can just fall apart like the OtterBox and since the case is sealed, the screen stays clean and bright. If it was about $40-$50 cheaper, it'd be a pretty good case.