1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Thanks Pink! I LOOOOOVE it!!! I'm with Reenee....might be hard to go back to other cases now. I probably would have never paid the $$$ for a case like this, but now that I see first hand how nice they are, I would definitely consider buying another. Now the big question is which back plate to install!
    I know, right? Aren't they gorgeous?

    My suede back had already started getting dirty but the polycarbonate one for the Comp Whiteout is fantastic. Now to avoid ordering red...


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    Reenee or Brin - this question is for either of you. Do the Vap comp have a rim in the front so if you place the phone face down the front screen won't touch the immediate surface?
    (I was on the vapor comp website looking at them, and it appears to have a slight rim, but if one of you could confirm it I'd appreciate it. Sometimes images online aren't as they appear in real time)

    I am seriously considering one of these as well-I love both comps that you both have
    Last edited by Pink; 02-12-2012 at 01:20 PM.
    02-12-2012 01:13 PM
  2. reeneebob's Avatar
    Reenee or Brin - this question is for either of you. Do the Vap comp have a rim in the front so if you place the phone face down the front screen won't touch the immediate surface?
    (I was on the vapor comp website looking at them, and it appears to have a slight rim, but if one of you could confirm it I'd appreciate it. Sometimes images online aren't as they appear in real time)

    I am seriously considering one of these as well-I love both comps that you both have
    Yep. About 1/8 inch


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    02-12-2012 04:08 PM
  3. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    The Epiphany has a really small lip. Really small.
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    02-12-2012 05:09 PM
  4. reeneebob's Avatar
    Yep. Enough to keep it from touching anything if you put it face down. I hate huge lips too, even with candyshells I sometimes would hit it while typing.


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    02-12-2012 05:17 PM
  5. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Yep. Enough to keep it from touching anything if you put it face down. I hate huge lips too, even with candyshells I sometimes would hit it while typing.
    Agreed! I have front and back Clarivue screen protectors on mine so not worried. Though that is what's keeping me from installing the suede or leather backplates that come with the Ephiphany.
    02-12-2012 06:02 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    ok, great--thats what i was hoping for, at least a small lip so that the front/back doesnt touch the immediate surface.

    Thank you both, Brinda & Reenee
    02-13-2012 08:51 AM
  7. Cleveland's Avatar
    Just what you need lol
    02-13-2012 10:12 AM
  8. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    ok, great--thats what i was hoping for, at least a small lip so that the front/back doesnt touch the immediate surface.

    Thank you both, Brinda & Reenee
    One word of warning, Pink...my phone will not fit in my dock with this case. I pretty much charge my phone while it's docked at work and didn't give it a thought. I have 15% battery left and no way to charge (didn't bring the little tool to remove the case...)

    I'm currently looking into a dock extender.

    Cleveland....you HUSH up!
    02-13-2012 10:55 AM
  9. wiskywarlord's Avatar
    anyone try the HiShop UCO skinny bumper? Not much in the way of protection but looks awsome!



    looks great white on white
    Last edited by wiskywarlord; 02-13-2012 at 12:33 PM.
    02-13-2012 12:12 PM
  10. fury's Avatar
    I am sporting the white LifeProof. I've had this case since they started shipping, roughly July of 2011, and I had my iPhone 4 in it until I got my 4S.

    The first thing you'll notice about it is that it is tall and wide. (pictures taken with an Atrix...I know, boo on me, but fresh outta iPhones when I'm showing both of mine side by side)

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    It does add thickness, but not as much as my old Otterbox Defender. (this pic also taken with an Atrix)

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    It has a slightly translucent white face, which makes it make any iPhone appear to be white while it's in the case. (all the following pics are taken with my iPhone 4 unless otherwise noted)

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    You can see in those two pictures where the iPhone ends (a millimeter or two between the grey LifeProof border and where the face of the iPhone starts).

    The camera and flash have ample openings, but not excessively big like the Otterbox.

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    The tallness and wideness may give you trouble if you try to use it one handed and you don't have gigantic manhands like me. Especially when trying to reach notification center.

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    There is an issue with some of these cases (most notably the first generation ones) that you get what is called Newton's rings. This happens when the front cover is not perfectly flush with the screen, and light bounces out of it in a weird way. It bugs some people. It used to bug me, but I got over it. LifeProof will probably not replace it for that reason anyway.

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    There is a headphone jack cover that screws in.

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    They should have made the opening wider, though, because without their special $20 "adapter", the only cable that fits inside the plug when this cover is removed is the one on the earbuds that came with the iPhone.

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    The dock port, as previously mentioned, only fits the iPhone cable. Of course, they will also sell you yet another $20 "adapter" to allow you to use your phone with other cables or docks.




    That and the small headphone jack opening seems like the only weak points of the case. They do recommend that you do not make a habit of taking your phone out of the case, as the case clips and waterproofness will wear out. It is rated for opening only 50 times. Luckily, the dock cover is rated for something ridiculous like 10,000 times or whatever.

    I have taken the case swimming while my 4 was in it. Canoeing, too. Haven't had occasion to take the 4S swimming yet, but it is often taking a shower with me.

    There is some slight, and I do mean very slight, discoloration of the grey border, I believe caused by the water in the river in which I was swimming & canoeing. You can see it mainly on the face of the buttons, but the effect is highly exaggerated in the photo. It still looks fine and grey to the naked eye.



    Last but not least, I have not noticed any problems with picture quality or flash degradation while the phone is in the LifeProof. Picture taken by the 4S:

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    By the way, people unhappy regarding the Otterbox Defender's top flap: the hole is designed for the iPhone's noise cancellation mic, NOT the headphone jack. You are supposed to remove the flap to plug in headphones.
    02-13-2012 02:22 PM
  11. smileyboy's Avatar
    Cool review... I need to give that case another try.. This first one didn't work with my vibrate switch.
    02-13-2012 02:26 PM
  12. fury's Avatar
    Yeah, the vibrate switch thing is a little weird. Some people have had problems with that little black nub that latches onto the switch falling out while they were installing the phone into their case. I've never had an issue through about a dozen times I've taken the phone out of & put back into my case.

    I forgot to mention that when it is in the case, the vibrate switch is flipped around--you have to pull towards you to put it into silent, and push away from you to take it out of silent.
    02-13-2012 02:40 PM
  13. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Just what you need lol
    oh your some kinda comedian now huh? lol

    when ya gonna order yours...hmmmm ???

    ps-i've got a cs flip in white/raspberry coming soon--i've decided to return the tigerclaw orange cs, after trying it out on my 4S i wasnt crazy about it (either) unfortunately-so i asked for a case swap instead looking forward for that to get here !

    One word of warning, Pink...my phone will not fit in my dock with this case. I pretty much charge my phone while it's docked at work and didn't give it a thought. I have 15% battery left and no way to charge (didn't bring the little tool to remove the case...)

    I'm currently looking into a dock extender.

    Cleveland....you HUSH up!
    ok, thx again Brin, i wont need a dock extender - I gave my iHome radio to my daughter--i actually wasnt crazy about it--she gets more use out of it than i did anyway so let'er enjoy it
    02-13-2012 07:38 PM
  14. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Yeah, the vibrate switch thing is a little weird. Some people have had problems with that little black nub that latches onto the switch falling out while they were installing the phone into their case. I've never had an issue through about a dozen times I've taken the phone out of & put back into my case.

    I forgot to mention that when it is in the case, the vibrate switch is flipped around--you have to pull towards you to put it into silent, and push away from you to take it out of silent.
    fury, funny you should mention that about the LP ! I bought a pink LP on Saturday, and after doing my 1hr water test, i went to put it on my phone, and that little black piece came flying out I though for sure i broke something just from opening the case to put my phone in--then i realized WHERE that piece flew out of--the toggle for the vibe/ringer switch. Put it back in and all was well. it mustve come lose in the shipping process to BestBuy.
    02-13-2012 07:42 PM
  15. Judson50's Avatar
    Otterbox Commuter all black from Amazon - only $17 shipped.
    02-13-2012 08:47 PM
  16. osmanthus's Avatar
    looks great!
    02-14-2012 03:44 AM
  17. mrtoweleeeie's Avatar
    I wished I picked up the Pearl White DUO one from XTRUCASE and do the Skin combo, like this below...
    (Rodger - i took the pics from you, i hope you didn't mind! but proves to you how much i like this combination) looks very "customizable"

    It'll match my sneakers and clothing!!





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    02-14-2012 07:05 AM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I've been rockin my pink LP for the past week now. I also went out today to Best Buy and grabbed the LP in white/gray--I'll probably change colors in a couple of weeks. Next color to get will be the purple one--my daughter wants to use it in the summer time. I'm hoping I can convince her to use it all the time instead lol.


    (ps-really enjoying using it too )
    02-18-2012 06:16 PM
  19. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    You really dropping 80 bucks a case? LP right? LOL
    02-18-2012 08:03 PM
  20. Calebswag7's Avatar
    Naked most of the time, I have to show off that sexy design, but if I do need some case protection I go with the griffin reveal I believe it's called, white version, to show off my kogadget light mod
    02-18-2012 08:40 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    You really dropping 80 bucks a case? LP right? LOL
    yes, and I have no problem doing so seeing the protection the LP offers for my 4S. I had my phone in the shower the other day listening to music-it got suds & water all over-I washed it off under the water, dried it and was fine. Also, when I went out the other day it was pouring & I had my phone in my hand-it got wet. NBD, dried it off and drove away. I can't wait to get the purple one too.

    I know the LP isn't for everyone and I understand that, but I'm glad I've finally found a case that I'm truly happy with and feel well protected with.
    02-19-2012 08:56 AM
  22. reeneebob's Avatar
    I'm going between my iPhone and a new BB I picked up so I'm back to a Casemate barely there so I can easily access my sim card.

    Don't worry. I'm not leaving apple. Just something to mess with.


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    02-19-2012 07:53 PM
  23. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I'm going between my iPhone and a new BB I picked up so I'm back to a Casemate barely there so I can easily access my sim card.

    Don't worry. I'm not leaving apple. Just something to mess with.


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    BB 9900 Really?? lol
    02-20-2012 05:40 PM
  24. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    yes, and I have no problem doing so seeing the protection the LP offers for my 4S. I had my phone in the shower the other day listening to music-it got suds & water all over-I washed it off under the water, dried it and was fine. Also, when I went out the other day it was pouring & I had my phone in my hand-it got wet. NBD, dried it off and drove away. I can't wait to get the purple one too.

    I know the LP isn't for everyone and I understand that, but I'm glad I've finally found a case that I'm truly happy with and feel well protected with.
    I'm happy with the Commuter.
    02-20-2012 05:42 PM
  25. reeneebob's Avatar
    BB 9900 Really?? lol
    Yep really. I have never stopped liking BB - I just wanted them to catch up. It's light years from my old BB but its no iPhone. That said, it's a really nice phone with the best keyboard I've ever used. It's my "bored with my iPhone" phone for those days when you want to switch it up.




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    02-20-2012 07:17 PM
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