1. E_Brown's Avatar
    Lifeproof needs to make a version that isn't waterproof to compete against the Otterbox Defender. Most people don't need it to be waterproof and then you wouldn't have the drawbacks that go along with it.


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    That's actually a pretty good idea. I don't need my phone to be waterproof, but it's pretty cool that it is. It's nice that when I am around water I don't have to worry about my phone. And the case is still thinner then the defender. Also Otterbox is coming out with the Armour next month that will be waterproof for $100.
    01-08-2013 09:38 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    What separates lifeproof from anyone else is that it's waterproof in a sleek non bulky design. IMO there are plenty of sleek non bulky cases that aren't waterproof. I think they found their niche.
    01-08-2013 09:46 PM
  3. E_Brown's Avatar
    What separates lifeproof from anyone else is that it's waterproof in a sleek non bulky design. IMO there are plenty of sleek non bulky cases that aren't waterproof. I think they found their niche.
    I completely agree. It gives great coverage and is just as slim as the incipio case I had before it.
    01-08-2013 10:27 PM
  4. jerome g's Avatar
    Lifeproof needs to make a version that isn't waterproof to compete against the Otterbox Defender. Most people don't need it to be waterproof and then you wouldn't have the drawbacks that go along with it.


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    Which portion of the case would you want not to be waterproof to compete ?
    The only one I can think of is the 3rd mic near the camera, but even the they can try to make the sound go through like the speaker portion.
    01-08-2013 10:46 PM
  5. JDabney's Avatar
    I just received my 3rd lifeproof case in the mail and I am pleased to announce that all previous problems with the case have been fixed! First case I had, had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom of the iPhone, had the high pitched noise come out of the earpiece, and couldn't end a call. I got my 2nd case, still had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom, but not as bad as the first generation. It fixed the high pitched noise and the ability to end a call. The only reason I sent it back was because they sent me the wrong color. Very good customer service. Got my 3rd case in the mail today, and I am pleased to announce this 3rd gen case is much, much better! No "pillowing", no high pitched noise from the earpiece, and can end a call! Slim, sleek, waterproof, dust proof, etc and can fit easily in the pocket. Sound is much better too! Overall a 10/10 for sure!
    01-09-2013 12:15 PM
  6. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    To confirm is this an iPhone 5, and is the serial number of the case in the 300k range?

    Thanks in advance.

    I just received my 3rd lifeproof case in the mail and I am pleased to announce that all previous problems with the case have been fixed! First case I had, had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom of the iPhone, had the high pitched noise come out of the earpiece, and couldn't end a call. I got my 2nd case, still had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom, but not as bad as the first generation. It fixed the high pitched noise and the ability to end a call. The only reason I sent it back was because they sent me the wrong color. Very good customer service. Got my 3rd case in the mail today, and I am pleased to announce this 3rd gen case is much, much better! No "pillowing", no high pitched noise from the earpiece, and can end a call! Slim, sleek, waterproof, dust proof, etc and can fit easily in the pocket. Sound is much better too! Overall a 10/10 for sure!
    01-09-2013 09:21 PM
  7. JDabney's Avatar
    To confirm is this an iPhone 5, and is the serial number of the case in the 300k range?

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes to both questions.
    01-10-2013 03:11 AM
  8. E_Brown's Avatar
    I just received my 3rd lifeproof case in the mail and I am pleased to announce that all previous problems with the case have been fixed! First case I had, had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom of the iPhone, had the high pitched noise come out of the earpiece, and couldn't end a call. I got my 2nd case, still had the "pillowing" effect on the top and the bottom, but not as bad as the first generation. It fixed the high pitched noise and the ability to end a call. The only reason I sent it back was because they sent me the wrong color. Very good customer service. Got my 3rd case in the mail today, and I am pleased to announce this 3rd gen case is much, much better! No "pillowing", no high pitched noise from the earpiece, and can end a call! Slim, sleek, waterproof, dust proof, etc and can fit easily in the pocket. Sound is much better too! Overall a 10/10 for sure!
    I got my replacement for my 5 a couple days ago too and it's in the 400k #. Everything is great with it. It makes me like lifeproof so much again I might buy a new color on next month. Kind of digging the tan one they announced. Sounds like they are defiantly getting their act together.
    01-10-2013 10:58 AM
  9. wrxnfx's Avatar
    I would have to agree with the comment that Lifeproof should consider looking into making a non-waterproof/cheaper version of their case. This might help them get a slightly better reputation and also a chance to earn some extra revenue from a market they haven't tapped into, yet.

    Due to the quirks as a result of having a waterproof case, I can see why some customers are not happy with their Lifeproof. It isn't perfect and I must admit that it is pricey. However, now, that there are several serious options (ie. Seidio OBEX, Incipio Atlas, & Otterbox Armor), prices may come down. Just by looking at the design and the preorder price, I would think the Incipio Atlas to be the best case out there at a lower price (Mobile City Online has preorder at $49.99). Considering Otterbox's reputation of not lasting very long for their other cases, I'm not too confident in spending the money to look at that case plus it looks really bulky as does the Seidio OBEX. However, the Seidio OBEX is probably made very well, but from the sounds of the Galaxy S3 OBEX, sounds like there are way too many parts. For the most part, I'm still happy with my Lifeproof and it does have its niche. As someone else mentioned, their philosophy is to provide a protective case in as thin and light as possible which I think they still achieve even amongst the competition.
    01-10-2013 02:04 PM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I returned my LifeProof case today to BestBuy. I'll stick with my Otterbox Defender and holster for now.
    01-12-2013 03:09 PM
  11. E_Brown's Avatar
    I returned my LifeProof case today to BestBuy. I'll stick with my Otterbox Defender and holster for now.
    I just did the same exact thing. I'll check out the OB Armour when it comes out and the new lifeproofs next month. Until then OB is where I will stay.


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    01-13-2013 04:21 PM
  12. sherlock's Avatar
    I have 2 of these and have never had any issues with either. There is a bit of a design change in the newer one but both work great.
    01-13-2013 07:55 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    Yeah, well visit the FB page and you will see a lot of people having build issues. Again, I would be cautious.
    That's because people go there to complain and are a minority just like those who come on forums with issues. People don't post when they don't have problems which makes everything seem worse.
    01-15-2013 02:16 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I just did the same exact thing. I'll check out the OB Armour when it comes out and the new lifeproofs next month. Until then OB is where I will stay.


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    I don't like the bulkiness of otterbox. I am going to look and may try the incipio atlas water proof case they showed off at ces
    01-15-2013 02:17 AM
  15. Shooter03's Avatar
    I can't believe people even compare OB with LP, LP gives you complete protection....like nothing touches your iPhone.
    Compared to any OB which lets dust and tiny bits of whatever in, I was pulling my OB of almost daily to clean the crap out. LifeProof have been doing what they do for over a year now and other company's are just coming out with waterproof cases so really who would you trust?


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    01-15-2013 03:00 AM
  16. Arbor12's Avatar
    I have had the otterbox defender for the iphone 5, like it because it seemed to protect the phone well, but was very bulky. I read all the comments on the Lifeproof and issues with echoing and the bad issues with the speakers. I bought the lifeproof off of ebay for a good price. I did have all the issues that were stated so I decided to play around with it. I dont need it to be waterproof just to protect my phone well. The problem seemed to be with the rubber gaskets in the case that cover the speakers on the bottom and the one that covers the earpiece. I removed both gaskets and all the issues disappeared. The sound is clear from the speakers and i can hear out of the earpiece with no vibration. Just an idea if you dont need it to be waterproof.
    01-15-2013 07:16 PM
  17. JDabney's Avatar
    I have had the otterbox defender for the iphone 5, like it because it seemed to protect the phone well, but was very bulky. I read all the comments on the Lifeproof and issues with echoing and the bad issues with the speakers. I bought the lifeproof off of ebay for a good price. I did have all the issues that were stated so I decided to play around with it. I dont need it to be waterproof just to protect my phone well. The problem seemed to be with the rubber gaskets in the case that cover the speakers on the bottom and the one that covers the earpiece. I removed both gaskets and all the issues disappeared. The sound is clear from the speakers and i can hear out of the earpiece with no vibration. Just an idea if you dont need it to be waterproof.
    FYI, the newer lifeproof cases fixed those issues and without compromising the waterproof aspect of the case. If you call lifeproof customer service they can send you a replacement case free of charge.
    01-15-2013 11:08 PM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    FYI, the newer lifeproof cases fixed those issues and without compromising the waterproof aspect of the case. If you call lifeproof customer service they can send you a replacement case free of charge.
    Yes they did fix the issues. Case is great. Not sure they would swap since eBay is not an authorized retailer.
    01-15-2013 11:45 PM
  19. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I don't like the bulkiness of otterbox. I am going to look and may try the incipio atlas water proof case they showed off at ces
    Incipio Atlas - waterproof for over an hour
    Otterbox Armor - waterproof for 30 minutes
    LifeProof - place under water for an hour to verify waterproof seal and no time limit

    That and the LifeProof looks the best and is the slimmest and has the flotation add on (though not for iPhone 5 yet I don't think). LifeProof is the clear winner in this category.
    01-16-2013 12:18 AM
  20. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Incipio Atlas - waterproof for over an hour
    Otterbox Armor - waterproof for 30 minutes
    LifeProof - place under water for an hour to verify waterproof seal and no time limit

    That and the LifeProof looks the best and is the slimmest and has the flotation add on (though not for iPhone 5 yet I don't think). LifeProof is the clear winner in this category.
    Seidio OBEX is also only 30 minute waterproof, LifeProof still wins.
    01-16-2013 12:34 AM
  21. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I felt like checking, the LifeProof water proof is to the same specifications as the others. So I may have misunderstood before. It's a pressure thing, these cases can withstand being at 6.6ft/2m underwater for 30 minutes, above that longer. So the Seidio needs some looking into.
    01-16-2013 01:20 AM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    Incipio Atlas - waterproof for over an hour
    Otterbox Armor - waterproof for 30 minutes
    LifeProof - place under water for an hour to verify waterproof seal and no time limit

    That and the LifeProof looks the best and is the slimmest and has the flotation add on (though not for iPhone 5 yet I don't think). LifeProof is the clear winner in this category.
    Check specs, the atlas is overall smaller compared to lifeproof
    01-16-2013 01:23 AM
  23. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Check specs, the atlas is overall smaller compared to lifeproof
    Yeah, they've all got their aspects about them.

    LifeProof has the subwoofer capability.
    Incipio is more form fitting and comes with a warranty.
    The Otterbox can have 2 tons dropped directly on it's front or back.
    And I'm not sure what Seidio brings that the others don't have.
    01-16-2013 01:39 AM
  24. JDabney's Avatar
    Yes they did fix the issues. Case is great. Not sure they would swap since eBay is not an authorized retailer.
    As long as you sign up for their free extended warranty on their website, it's not a problem. You have to have the serial numbers for the front and back of the case as well as the packaging it came in handy.
    01-16-2013 03:13 AM
  25. phreddyl's Avatar
    As long as you sign up for their free extended warranty on their website, it's not a problem. You have to have the serial numbers for the front and back of the case as well as the packaging it came in handy.
    Right but you are assuming that its real. I hope for your sake that it is.
    01-16-2013 09:09 AM
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