1. John Yester's Avatar
    Hearing through the wire that OtterBox is acquiring Life Proof very soon
    05-22-2013 03:26 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't use either because I like my phone naked, but wouldn't that reduce the competition in the rugged case market?
    05-22-2013 03:59 PM
  3. 2k1's Avatar
    I would stick with life proof every otter box I ever got messed up the phone. But agree naked Is better
    05-22-2013 04:05 PM
  4. Shooter03's Avatar
    Love my LifeProof. Only good things could come from such a partnership I think.


    Tap'n Like A Boss on my 5 while grilling on my Weber!
    05-22-2013 04:25 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Seeing this is no longer a rumor... per twitter...
    05-22-2013 04:30 PM
  6. Shooter03's Avatar
    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3...events/2118016


    The link to watch it live.

    Tap'n Like A Boss on my 5 while grilling on my Weber!
    05-22-2013 04:33 PM
  7. 2k1's Avatar
    Love my LifeProof. Only good things could come from such a partnership I think.


    Tap'n Like A Boss on my 5 while grilling on my Weber!
    Agree with ya there
    05-22-2013 05:51 PM
  8. jclisenby's Avatar
    Interesting news. I can't stand the Lifeproof cases, but I can see how Otterbox could integrate some of their technology to make the Otterbox even better than it is now. I love my Otterbox and have used one on every phone I've had since they came out. Hopefully they won't change the design too much from what we have.

    Ideally, they would stick to the current categories they have now. Keep the Defender for extreme shocks and the Lifeproof style for water protection. Them they could merge the Armor series with the Lifeproof to make a super protection case.

    I just don't see bringing waterproofing to the Defender series while maintaining the slim and sleek profile. The Lifeproof cases are too slim and don't provide much drop and shock protection.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Last edited by jclisenby; 05-22-2013 at 11:15 PM.
    05-22-2013 10:57 PM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Interesting news. I can't stand the Lifeproof cases, but I can see how Otterbox could integrate some of their technology to make the Otterbox even better than it is now. I love my Otterbox and have used one on every phone I've had since they came out. Hopefully they won't change the design too much from what we have.

    Ideally, they would stick to the current categories they have now. Keep the Defender for extreme shocks and the Lifeproof style for water protection. Them they could merge the Armor series with the Lifeproof to make a super protection case.

    I just don't see bringing waterproofing to the Defender series while maintaining the slim and sleek profile. The Lifeproof cases are too slim and don't provide much drop and shock protection.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    I hope they don't mess with the thinness of the case. I love my lifeproof and it has fallen many times without incident. My guess is if otter was so happy with their armor case they wouldn't have purchased lifeproof in the first place.
    05-22-2013 11:28 PM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I hope they don't mess with the thinness of the case. I love my lifeproof and it has fallen many times without incident. My guess is if otter was so happy with their armor case they wouldn't have purchased lifeproof in the first place.
    I think that is the reason they bought it. To combine the Armor and the Lifeproof. That's the only thing that really makes sense, unless they wanted to go and screw up some already perfect cases.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    05-22-2013 11:30 PM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    I think that is the reason they bought it. To combine the Armor and the Lifeproof. That's the only thing that really makes sense, unless they wanted to go and screw up some already perfect cases.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    IMO they bought it because lifeproof did something they couldn't. Develop a sleek case with amazing protection that oh yeah just happens to be waterproof.
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    05-22-2013 11:32 PM
  12. jclisenby's Avatar
    IMO they bought it because lifeproof did something they couldn't. Develop a sleek case with amazing protection that oh yeah just happens to be waterproof.
    We will have to disagree on the protection part. I agree totally about the waterproof part. I have personally broken an iPhone in a Lifeproof dropping it from 2 feet and know many friends that have, too. I've dropped my iPhone in a Defender down stairs and from 8-10 feet and its never broken. It all depends on the user and what they want/need. I would like to see the protection of the Armor combined with the Lifeproof's water abilities. At the same time, I hope they would keep the Defender and the standard Lifeproof lines for people that wanted them as is.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    05-22-2013 11:36 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Honestly I love LifeProof and Otterbox, I have a LifeProof and an Otterbox Defender for my iPhone 5. I just hope that they leave LifeProof products alone for the most part, maybe help with sturdier build quality so there are less problem cases but that's about it. I'm also hoping that LifeProof can help Otterbox out with their Armor case and help make it less bulky and have superior water protections. Lose the clamps Otterbox, lose the clamps.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    jclisenby likes this.
    05-23-2013 02:04 AM
  14. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Maybe they can both figure out how to make a silicone outside that doesn't stretch if you take it on and off like the silicone on the Otterbox does. I dock my phone when I'm doing housework so I can listen to music. After a couple times taking the OB silicone layer off, it's stretched so bad I can't use it.
    05-23-2013 08:10 AM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    Not an issue so far with iPhone 5 Defender case.
    05-23-2013 08:55 AM
  16. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Otterbox acquiring Life Proof!! this is an outrage!!!

    lifeproof quality will go down for sure.
    05-23-2013 10:59 AM
  17. jclisenby's Avatar
    Otterbox acquiring Life Proof!! this is an outrage!!!

    lifeproof quality will go down for sure.
    You really think quality will go down? They both make some of the best quality cases available.
    05-23-2013 12:05 PM
  18. Shooter03's Avatar
    I think that with Otterbox and LifeProof combined were gonna see a unstoppable company. It may take a little for them to settle but I'm tipping amazing things are in the works.


    Tap'n Like A Boss on my 5 while grilling on my Weber!
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    05-24-2013 01:43 AM
  19. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    That's cool
    05-24-2013 03:12 AM
  20. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Otterbox uploaded new photos to their Facebook page, looks like the Armor case is the new LifeProof, it is drastically slimmed down like the LifeProof. Hard to see because the cases are only in the background.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-24-2013 03:55 AM
  21. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Never mind. saw the Twitter post on it and it had a close up of the Armor, still way too bulky and still has metal clasps.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-24-2013 03:59 AM
  22. Rockdog97's Avatar
    Honestly I love LifeProof and Otterbox, I have a LifeProof and an Otterbox Defender for my iPhone 5. I just hope that they leave LifeProof products alone for the most part, maybe help with sturdier build quality so there are less problem cases but that's about it. I'm also hoping that LifeProof can help Otterbox out with their Armor case and help make it less bulky and have superior water protections. Lose the clamps Otterbox, lose the clamps.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    That is one of the things I love about the Armor IS the clamps.. makes is so freak'n easy to take the phone out and provides a nice solid feel when the phone is clamped together.

    Now if OB could just figure out how to get rid of the pillowing affect on the LP case, then that would be awesome...
    05-24-2013 02:36 PM
  23. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    That is one of the things I love about the Armor IS the clamps.. makes is so freak'n easy to take the phone out and provides a nice solid feel when the phone is clamped together.

    Now if OB could just figure out how to get rid of the pillowing affect on the LP case, then that would be awesome...
    LifeProof has figured that out, if you have pillorying you can exchange your case with LifeProof free of charge


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-24-2013 02:39 PM
  24. SmartFah's Avatar
    I hope they don't mess with the thinness of the case. I love my lifeproof and it has fallen many times without incident. My guess is if otter was so happy with their armor case they wouldn't have purchased lifeproof in the first place.
    I agree. That's the main reason I like Lifeproof is that the cases are thin, and provide great protection. When I had my iPhone 4, I've dropped it several times in the Lifeproof, and had no issues. I upgraded to the 5, and dropped it once in the Lifeproof with no issues.

    I hope Otterbox doesn't screw things up. I can't stand bulky cases.
    bahandi likes this.
    05-24-2013 11:11 PM
  25. GulfCoastToad's Avatar
    Anyone have a link with actual facts, or is this thread just speculation?
    05-25-2013 08:56 PM
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