1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Got the case tonight. Really liking it. Sound seems good. Tested speaker phone too. Only issue I have is the charging port door is hard to open. Will prob get better with more use. I like the white case/black phone combo. I'll take pics tomorrow. Front basically looks like white phone but back clear so you see the black back.
    I love that the charger door is hard to open. They actually tightened it up a bit over the Fre case.
    07-31-2013 12:10 PM
  2. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I bought one tonight. Taking it back tomorrow. Just something about it I don't like, can't really put my finger on it but I'm sticking with the Fre.
    From what I understand the Fre back will fit on the Nuud so if you have other colors you can mix and match. I would test it out but I sold my Fre some time ago. You're the first I have heard say that they like the Fre over the Nuud. The Fre screen protector is just awful.
    07-31-2013 12:12 PM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    From what I understand the Fre back will fit on the Nuud so if you have other colors you can mix and match. I would test it out but I sold my Fre some time ago. You're the first I have heard say that they like the Fre over the Nuud. The Fre screen protector is just awful.
    It's weird. Just not sure what it is but I just can't get used to the new case.
    07-31-2013 12:14 PM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Couldn't bring myself to spend $90 on a case so got a Commuter for $25 (in store price match to their own online price). We'll see how long it lasts, the edges are raised a bit more than I'm used to from the Candyshell.
    07-31-2013 08:02 PM
  5. MzDee's Avatar
    I had the white nuud and took it back. No one could hear me at all and it looks too much like an otterbox to me which I do not like. Stickin with my fre'.
    08-01-2013 01:28 AM
  6. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Typing on the Fre is easier IMO.
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    08-01-2013 07:53 AM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Typing on the Fre is easier IMO.
    Typing on the Nuud is easier IMO.
    08-01-2013 11:21 AM
  8. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Typing on the Nuud is easier IMO.
    .......... until you need to press a key next to the edge of the screen.

    also... with iOS 7, accessing control center and the notification center with the NUUD was mostly a hit... but the misses were still too many.

    Returning to Bestbuy.
    08-01-2013 11:31 AM
  9. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    .......... until you need to press a key next to the edge of the screen.

    also... with iOS 7, accessing control center and the notification center with the NUUD was mostly a hit... but the misses were still too many.

    Returning to Bestbuy.
    I do not have an issues with control center or notification center. Works just fine.
    08-01-2013 04:54 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    I had the white nuud and took it back. No one could hear me at all and it looks too much like an otterbox to me which I do not like. Stickin with my fre'.
    Well Otterbox bought Lifeproof so it's to be expected I guess.

    But I'm with you I'm keeping my Fre for now


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    08-01-2013 04:57 PM
  11. bahandi's Avatar
    This case looks so nice on the phone. The edges don't really interfere with my typing and the swipe (up/down) gestures aren't hampered at all. Talk about disappointment when I placed my first call though.

    Where the later batches of the fre case addressed call and sound quality of the first few batches of itself, it seems there may be a few bad cases in this first batch of nuuds.

    I've contacted LifeProof to see if I qualify for a replacement as the cases are more expensive up here in Canada. I hope I qualify and I hope the replacement is better since I really like the case.
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    08-02-2013 07:26 AM
  12. jerome g's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this applies to the Nuud also, but I have the fre and have been having problems with callers hearing me. I took off the case and have been using other cases. I did a search on YouTube for a fix and came across a video, in the meantime I tried blowing through the microphone port again, as well as the instructions on the video. I made a test call and was heard perfectly (well maybe just a slight bit lower volume since there is a barrier between, but really insignificant) and I have been told by the same caller that the case stinks and they and never hear me well. I don't know which technique worked but I am excited and will use the case now as my everyday case. Here is a link to the video.

    Last edited by jerome g; 08-03-2013 at 12:10 AM.
    08-02-2013 10:58 PM
  13. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Jerome - I was actually planing on writing a short follow up post about this case.

    It's fantastic! I have zero audio problems with calls - everyone can hear my fine, both on and off of speaker. The actual sound volume is a little reduced but that's to be expected with a waterproof case. I personally love the screen protector-less design. I'm careful with my phone but I can't always rely on the weather to do the same. I have been caught in 4 storms these last 2 weeks and, obviously, my Nd has performed like a champ! I am extremely picky whenever it comes to iPhone cases but this is a hands down winner for me! The protection and functionality this case offers can't be beat.

    If I had to post a couple negatives, I think $80/$90 for a Nd or Fre is kind of ridiculous (I had horrible pillowing with my Fre and took it back immediately - a case that expensive should be PERFECT in my humble opinion). The bottom lightning port door is very difficult to open (which I guess could be a positive because its truly water tight). If anyone has particular questions or requests, let me know!


    Sent from my Lifeproof iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    08-02-2013 11:06 PM
  14. maliu's Avatar
    Do NOT use the Fre back on the Nuud even though it fits. The Nuud back is made to be more rigid and is part of the supporting structure for the open front. This info was from LP on their FB page. You can use the clear backs on the Fre with no problem.
    08-02-2013 11:14 PM
  15. CG68's Avatar
    I've had mine for about a week now and have no complaints. I was able to use my discount and get the case for $70. Call quality is fine. I have no problem hearing others and vice versa. Using the speaker phone is not as good without the case but that is to be expected. I'm actually using a Verizon screen protector on the phone and the seal is not affected after doing a water test (not recommended btw). Love the thinner form factor and how easily it slides in and out of my pocket vs my Otterbox Defender case. Dropped it once already unintentionally and no damage.
    08-04-2013 02:13 AM
  16. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I've had mine for about a week now and have no complaints. I was able to use my discount and get the case for $70. Call quality is fine. I have no problem hearing others and vice versa. Using the speaker phone is not as good without the case but that is to be expected. I'm actually using a Verizon screen protector on the phone and the seal is not affected after doing a water test (not recommended btw). Love the thinner form factor and how easily it slides in and out of my pocket vs my Otterbox Defender case. Dropped it once already unintentionally and no damage.
    I would be careful with the use of a screen protector. That front piece needs to rest 100 percent against the glass.
    08-05-2013 12:09 AM
  17. bahandi's Avatar
    I would be careful with the use of a screen protector. That front piece needs to rest 100 percent against the glass.
    I think the main concern is whether the seal is on the screen protector equally on all sides. Unless of course the added "thickness" of the screen protector compresses the seal too much causing premature failure.

    I've had mine for about a week now and have no complaints. I was able to use my discount and get the case for $70. Call quality is fine. I have no problem hearing others and vice versa. Using the speaker phone is not as good without the case but that is to be expected. I'm actually using a Verizon screen protector on the phone and the seal is not affected after doing a water test (not recommended btw). Love the thinner form factor and how easily it slides in and out of my pocket vs my Otterbox Defender case. Dropped it once already unintentionally and no damage.
    I struggled for a bit with the idea of taking off my screen protector. It looked like the seal completely encompassed the screen protector, but I had doubts on one side. I always have a screen protector on, even under my fre.

    I'm still kicking myself in the **** saying I should have checked call quality before taking off the screen protector and throwing my phone into the nuud.
    08-05-2013 12:25 AM
  18. maliu's Avatar
    The case has a very precise fit. People have found that the case pops open when using a non recommended screen protector due to the added "bulk". Also, it's easy to get a slight gash in the protector that would let water in. There IS a reason they recommend not using a full screen protector. Personally, it's enough of a risk trusting my expensive phone to a case. I follow everything LP says to do or not to do. That said, I've used their cases since I preordered the first cases they ever sold and have not damaged a phone. I caution against "experimentation".
    08-05-2013 02:07 AM
  19. rob90262's Avatar
    I have a Zagg screen protector and have used the Nuud under the water with no problems but I do have people say they cannot hear me so I open the battery door and it seems to fix it. Does anybody else pinkie rub against the headphone adapter and irritate it ?
    08-08-2013 08:25 AM
  20. Bekrah's Avatar
    I have a Zagg screen protector and have used the Nuud under the water with no problems but I do have people say they cannot hear me so I open the battery door and it seems to fix it. Does anybody else pinkie rub against the headphone adapter and irritate it ?
    Just shift your pinkie so that it doesn't rub up against the earphone plug.
    08-08-2013 08:44 AM
  21. dobermansrule's Avatar
    I have a Zagg screen protector and have used the Nuud under the water with no problems but I do have people say they cannot hear me so I open the battery door and it seems to fix it. Does anybody else pinkie rub against the headphone adapter and irritate it ?
    Yes! All the time on my frē case but I eventually got used to it and move my pinkie sometimes.
    08-08-2013 09:10 AM
  22. kataran's Avatar
    Yes! All the time on my frē case but I eventually got used to it and move my pinkie sometimes.
    Me Too


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    08-08-2013 12:23 PM
  23. rob90262's Avatar
    Ok glad I'm not the only one I still like my Nd case
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    08-08-2013 01:36 PM
  24. bahandi's Avatar
    Well, got a reply from Life Proof. I don't qualify for a warranty replacement because they don't ship internationally. Guess I'll have to return the case and wait till later batches fix the sound quality issues.
    08-08-2013 11:43 PM
  25. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I think I spoke too soon - all of a sudden, everyone I've talked to on the phone has been complaining that they can't hear me. I've gotten caught in a couple rainstorms between now and when I posted my follow up review. According to Lifeproof, the membranes can stick to the phone causing muffled audio for other callers. I blew some compressed air through the port (per Lifeproof's recommendation), took the case off/put it back on and even tried enabling hearing aid mode - nothing has helped. I think I am going to exchange my case tomorrow at Best Buy. I definitely want to get this worked out ASAP because the Lifeproof Nuud is hands down the best case I've ever had on my iPhone (a little off topic, but do the Fre cases have this issue as well?).
    08-10-2013 08:56 PM
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