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I Love Lifeproof…


June 2013

I have a Lifeproof case for my iPhone, and have written about my affinity for it. My phone, which hasn’t seen the unprotected light of day, is still brand new. Not one scratch or wear mark. I’ve dropped it, sat on it, taken videos under water with it, and taken it on every single cycling, mountain biking or running workout I’ve been on since I bought the phone. The thing has seen some sweat, a few thunderstorms, a 54 mile ride in a rain storm and a dozen spills. To clean it, I just run it under a faucet and wipe it off.

Well over the last year and some change, wear started to show on the front face of the case so it’s time for a new one. Unfortunately the cases are anything but cheap so I’ve put off buying a new one. I’ll be heading down south for a much needed vacation in about four weeks where we’ll be spending half of our waking hours on or in the water and I must have my phone with me at all times, so I can’t chance a leak in the case. Time came to bite the bullet.

Now, the back of the case is in perfect shape, it’s the front that shows the signs of constant usage (50-100 calls a day, five days a week and 10-20 on the weekends). Imagine my surprise when I found on their website that they’re selling just the front face, and for half the price of the full case. Being cheap, I was just a bit more than happy.

My new case face showed up yesterday, in plenty of time to test it and install it before vacation.

For my money, my experience with Lifeproof has been exceptional from day one. If you want to protect your iPhone from almost anything an active lifestyle will throw at it, I know of nothing better. In my experience, Lifeproof protective cases are perfect.

This post is unsolicited. I paid full price for all of my Lifeproof products – the stem/bar mount holder, the armband holder and the belt-clip holder, case and the new face.


  1. kruzmeister says:

    I bought the lifeproof case, arm sleeve and bike mount the day I got my iPhone 4S, same as you I have nothing but praise for the system, it’s been awesome.

  2. isaac976 says:

    I totally would buy an Lifeproof, seen it and would love to use it but am not a Apple user šŸ™‚

  3. magnuminsp says:

    I wish they made one for Android phones! My Otterbox Defender case has saved my phone many times. It too, looks like brand new!

    • bgddyjim says:

      I looked into the Otterbox too, but the underwater capability of the Lifeproof case ended up being too good to pass up. It is a shame they stick only to iPhones.

  4. Hey you’re sounding mighty well there bud. . .hope it’s so.

  5. Trish says:

    So I bought the case for my kids…but when i call them I cannot hear them and or the feedback is horrible. What is up with that?

    • bgddyjim says:

      I’ve never known anyone (myself or my friends) to have that problem. If it’s your kids, you may want to make sure they’re holding the phone correctly – if they’re just a little lazy and hold the phone crooked their voice may not be picked up properly. If that’s not the case, there is a slim chance of an easily resolvable issue. The technical fix here: – If that doesn’t do the trick, contact support.

  6. Maria Marquez says:

    When the proper port covers are in, it’s completely waterproof. Took my 4 swimming and tubing on the Quadalupe several times. I had a lot of trouble with the Lifeproof for my iPhone 5 when it first came out. Bad buzzing when talking (some sort of reverberation with the back of the case, it felt like the internal vibrator was constantly going off) and I absolutely could not end a call. The sensor that “mutes” the screen didn’t function properly, so when you took the phone away from your face, it wouldn’t come back on. Then when you pushed the home button, it would wake up, but not take any screen touches.

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