Need a case that provides all around protection, without making the phone too large to fit in a pocket? Ever accidentally drop your phone in the dog’s water bowl? (OK, so that was me… twice..).
Then you need LifeProof! LifeProof cases provide total protection, including a built in screen protector, without limiting function or adding huge bulk. I’ll start with some info to get you familiar with LifeProof’s features, then give my two cents on why it’s a great product that I’ve used on multiple generations of phones.
Features as listed on LifeProof’s website:
- Built-in scratch protector for total touchscreen defense
- Works with the iPhone 6’s Touch ID
- Complete access to all buttons, ports and controls
- Anti-reflective optical-glass camera lens
- Maximum sound output and clarity
- Clear window showcases the iconic Apple logo
- Slim, sleek profile follows iPhone’s precision lines
The LifeProof fre for iPhone 6 is currently available in 6 colors:
LifeProof’s slogan is “One Case – Four Proofs.” Even though I tested an older model of LifeProof case a couple years ago, I am impressed once again with the fre for iPhone 6. Not only does the case stand up to everyday drops, but it is dirt proof, waterproof, and snow proof. That means the cases are designed to protect your phone all year round, no matter the weather.
While I do not have resources to test the case in 6.6 ft deep water for 2 hours, my toddlers happily assisted in testing it in the bathtub. LifeProof did not let me down among clumsy, slippery fingers and soapy water. My phone remained dry and protected despite being used as a submarine. Previous versions of the case have held up for us at pool parties and even snorkeling while living in Hawaii!
My purse is like an abyss full of sippy cups, animal cracker crumbs, and toys. Sometimes I’m even afraid to reach my hand in there (just joking…kind of…) but with my fre case on, I just drop my phone in and go on my way with no worries. I can also rest assured as my 2 year old keeps entertained with a game on my phone as we shop.
LifeProof designed this case to be slim and sleek. It slides into your pocket easily and does not add bulk to your phone. The only (slightly) negative tidbit I’d like to share is on the lighter colored cases, like the pink, the rubber around the front may darken from the dye in jean pockets. This is consistent with other brands using similar materials on the cases, however I will be keeping in this mind in the future as I choose case colors.
Overall, I am impressed with LifeProof once again. At CES 2015 they announced the fre Power, a battery pack case which I am extremely excited about!