1. Premium1's Avatar
    So I'm thinking about buying a waterproof case and was wondering which you recommend? I see both the atlas and new life proof have been redesigned to take advantage of the fingerprint sensor, wasn't sure if anyone had any experience with the nuud life proof and how well it works without having a screen protector to prevent water from getting in. Thoughts?
    11-29-2013 09:34 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    So I'm thinking about buying a waterproof case and was wondering which you recommend? I see both the atlas and new life proof have been redesigned to take advantage of the fingerprint sensor, wasn't sure if anyone had any experience with the nuud life proof and how well it works without having a screen protector to prevent water from getting in. Thoughts?
    I had the nuud with the 5. It's a great case. I water tested it when I got it without issue and used in by the pool all summer but never dunked it on purpose. I looked at it like my car insurance. It was there if I needed it but preferred not to find out
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    11-29-2013 10:00 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I had the nuud with the 5. It's a great case. I water tested it when I got it without issue and used in by the pool all summer but never dunked it on purpose. I looked at it like my car insurance. It was there if I needed it but preferred not to find out
    I agree. I was just curious if for those who had one, what their experience was like. Thanks

    Also how's the screen without the protector? I know the fre had somewhat less usability due to the screen protector
    11-29-2013 10:38 PM
  4. SlydWyz's Avatar
    I use the Nd on my 5S exclusively. I've taken it to the indoor water park with the kids and it's seen it's time in the few snowfalls we've had so far. I was close to buying an Atlas, but didn't have any near me to measure if the flash cutout was large enough for the dual flash.

    If I had to choose again, I'd still get a Nd. I think it's the best case I've had so far.
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    11-29-2013 11:18 PM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    I use the Nd on my 5S exclusively. I've taken it to the indoor water park with the kids and it's seen it's time in the few snowfalls we've had so far. I was close to buying an Atlas, but didn't have any near me to measure if the flash cutout was large enough for the dual flash.

    If I had to choose again, I'd still get a Nd. I think it's the best case I've had so far.
    Are you using the one for the 5 and not using the fingerprint scanner?
    11-30-2013 02:19 PM
  6. SlydWyz's Avatar
    Correct, it is for the 5. At this time, I have no need to make use of the scanner. I'm sure when LifeProof makes it available in the future (and there's another great sale like yesterday's), I'll probably pick it up.

    As I've said in other threads, it fits fantastically, and all other functions work great. I'm very happy with the case
    11-30-2013 02:41 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    I have a question about using my Fre from my i5 on my i5s

    I plan on using it during my camping trips only but was concerned that the slight Cup imprint of the Fre screen protector will upset the i5s home button

    Can anyone put my mind at ease about this concern


    Sent from my iPhone 5 soon to be 5s Gold 64GB
    11-30-2013 02:58 PM
  8. SlydWyz's Avatar
    My wife uses the Frē case on her 5s, and her phone gets more use each day than mine (between herself and 3 kids, it's always in use). There is no indication that the home button has any issues because of the case.
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    12-02-2013 12:55 PM
  9. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    I have the Lifeproof Fre for 5S. The fingerprint reader is covered to protect it, but it does not work consistently in my experience. I have the Atlas for the 5S being delivered tomorrow. I'll post how that works out.
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    12-03-2013 10:56 AM
  10. wamsille's Avatar
    I just have a problem with the Newton rings on my Lifeproof for the 5S. I'm going to try baby powder to see if I can get them to go away. It's worse on this one compared to the one I bought which was a iPhone 5 model.
    12-03-2013 03:44 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    I have the Lifeproof Fre for 5S. The fingerprint reader is covered to protect it, but it does not work consistently in my experience. I have the Atlas for the 5S being delivered tomorrow. I'll post how that works out.
    Can't wait to hear your results
    12-03-2013 11:27 PM
  12. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I love the Fre for my 5s so far. The scanner works fine, you may just want to rescan before you add the case and make sure you really get the corners of the case.
    12-04-2013 05:04 PM
  13. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    I received the Incipio Atlas for the 5S today. After testing it and making sure it was watertight I put the phone in the case, locked the screen and tested the fingerprint scanner and it worked flawlessly! It has read my print consistently over the last hour of use. I has worked better the the Lifeproof Fre for 5S so far. Plus the general build of the Atlas seems tighter than the Fre. Big plus for the Atlas is no screw in plug for head set, the Atlas has a rubber plug attached to the case! So far so good.
    The problem with the Fre for me is the circular are of the reader is not perfectly cut out.
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    12-04-2013 06:54 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    I received the Incipio Atlas for the 5S today. After testing it and making sure it was watertight I put the phone in the case, locked the screen and tested the fingerprint scanner and it worked flawlessly! It has read my print consistently over the last hour of use. I has worked better the the Lifeproof Fre for 5S so far. Plus the general build of the Atlas seems tighter than the Fre. Big plus for the Atlas is no screw in plug for head set, the Atlas has a rubber plug attached to the case! So far so good.
    The problem with the Fre for me is the circular are of the reader is not perfectly cut out.
    Could you test audio and call quality with the atlas? On my iPhone 5 that was an area the atlas did awful in and reason I had to return it.
    12-04-2013 07:36 PM
  15. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    So far I have not noticed a difference in the call quality. I'll give it a few days and post then.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    12-04-2013 07:40 PM
  16. pstmstr's Avatar
    Got the Lifeproof NUUD for my 5s in yesterday. Fingerprint sensor works well most of the time but not as good as without it. Not a bad case overall.
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    12-04-2013 10:32 PM
  17. prophecyc2's Avatar
    The call quality on the 5s fre has been good.

    You guys have to take into consideration there's no perfect case for a fingerprint scanner. Just a matter of give some get some.
    12-05-2013 08:08 AM
  18. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    I agree Prophecy2, but for me with the Fre I had to ender my passcode more than have the reader read my print.
    The call quality on the 5s fre has been good.

    You guys have to take into consideration there's no perfect case for a fingerprint scanner. Just a matter of give some get some.
    12-05-2013 08:33 AM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    The call quality on the 5s fre has been good.

    You guys have to take into consideration there's no perfect case for a fingerprint scanner. Just a matter of give some get some.
    I'm more worried about call quality than the scanner working. I understand its waterproof, I could go without the scanner working since I rarely use it. The call quality would be a huge deterrent though.
    12-05-2013 06:39 PM
  20. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I'm more worried about call quality than the scanner working. I understand its waterproof, I could go without the scanner working since I rarely use it. The call quality would be a huge deterrent though.

    Call quality has been amazing. Not one person has had any complaints. I did have the nuud for 5 previously and had problems...
    12-05-2013 06:41 PM
  21. Premium1's Avatar
    Call quality has been amazing. Not one person has had any complaints. I did have the nuud for 5 previously and had problems...
    That is good they have seemed to improve the call quality.
    12-05-2013 08:22 PM
  22. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I was thinking about getting the Fre. But now that someone has mentioned the Atlas, I'm thinking about that one as well. Do they sell the Atlas at carrier stores?
    12-10-2013 12:46 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    I was thinking about getting the Fre. But now that someone has mentioned the Atlas, I'm thinking about that one as well. Do they sell the Atlas at carrier stores?
    I know for the iPhone 5 they did because I purchased one at verizon store and got my discount from work. Not sure if they have any of the new atlas cases in yet, haven't been to a carrier store in awhile. They do not have them listed on verizon's site anyway.
    12-10-2013 07:03 PM
  24. jkel777's Avatar
    Got the LifeProof for the 5s about a month ago. Decided I wanted to try the Atlas for the 5s to see which I liked better. Got the Atlas, put it on, and everything seemed great, except for the sensitivity down near the bottom of the screen. Absolutely terrible, in my experience. I loved the glass screen protector, but the screen sensitivity immediately turned me off and I sent it back (still haven't received a refund, by the way...). Now, I could have had a faulty unit, but I didn't want to deal with exchanging it. Also couldn't register my phone for the warranty that came with the case. Just a bad overall experience for me. So I'm sticking with the Fre for 5s. No issues with mine at all (besides speaker quality, but that's a given since we're talking about waterproof cases here). If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    12-15-2013 04:05 AM
  25. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I got the Lifeproof case and I really like it. I have heard bad things about the Atlas case so I avoided it. I bought the wife the Catalyst case by Griffin and she liked it. I think that the Lifeproof case looks better though. But the Catalyst is cheaper and seems to be just as effective.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S. The "S" is for sexy.
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    12-27-2013 10:16 AM
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