Re: LifeProof Case for 6+ available in November
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Originally Posted by Xm_jdm
I'm sharing my experience.
I go far and beyond testing what Lifeproof says as well.
To ensure there was no egress of water, PERIOD a moisture indicator was placed inside the dummy phone housing. It's a simple hygroscopic element with a cobalt chloride indicator. When dry it's blue and when it gets moist it turns red. The color was recorded with a reference light source and photospectrometer. The case was placed in a chamber of distilled water and its pressure was increased to represent a depth of precisely one meter. This pressure was maintained for three hours. At the end of the test the moisture indicator colors were compared and it was determined that no leakage occurred whatsoever as it should have been.
That's about as good as one can get but of course as the product is used, especially if dropped and subjected to moderate shock on a daily basis, there is no guarantee that this water resistance quality would be maintained. Additionally, installing the case on the phone and removing it regularly could also degrade its ability to maintain proper water proof ability as well.
If I break something because I veer off the course of normality so be it, I pay for it and move on. If others ask I will warn them what not to do. As I said the thinnest tempered glass protector can be used. My honest opinion is I don't use them. Many will and cannot stand the plastic screen protectors used with cases like the Fre and Otterbox Defender as they have serious optical issues that basically negate the advantages of having a high DPI screen in the first place. Different strokes for different folks.
I've modded dozens of cases to my liking as I tend to be very picky about things. I've ruined my fair share of 'em as well in the process. Not once did I complain or try to RMA for being defective. It's fraud plain and simple and isn't nice.
Also, IMHO I don't care for the Nuud case as it colors the sound excessively and also attenuates the microphone sufficiently that callers can hear a degradation in clarity on their end. Bluetooth fixes that problem but I use the speakerphone a lot which is an issue.
I also was not happy about how the gasket appears between the glass of the original screen and the resin bezel. Like I said, I'm very picky about these things and rightly so as it's a $89 MSRP product!
To each is own. Some feel the Commuters are OK. I personally feel their fit and finish is very sub par. The Symmetry fixes that and sacrifices very little in the way of everyday protection.
In the end will I buy one of these cases? I'm sure I will. And I'm sure I will test it just like previous ones.
I'm not into the destructive videos (but certainly enjoy watching them!) but perhaps it would be interesting to see how much pressure it takes to get the seals to weep. I'm sure the failure mode would be more of a whimper than a bang, however.