Friday, August 16, 2013

Using Your Phone in Ways and Places Never Before Possible: LifeProof nüüd for iPhone 5 {Review}

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Although I originally scoffed at those people who couldn't be more than two feet from their smartphone, it didn't take all that long before I came to recognize the ease, versatility, flexibility and extreme convenience that it has added to my life.

How could I go back to not having communication, the internet, my email, a map, my favorite games, my children's entertainment and much more right at my fingertips?

However, along with figuring out all of the ins and outs of using our favorite smartphones and other tech devices, one of the most important things that we need to do is keep them protected. Considering how much I have come to depend on my phone, I cringe at even the thought of it being damaged by being accidentally dropped, stepped on or splashed with water.

Fortunately, there are companies that know how to design products that are sleek, elegant, high quality and functional that provide complete confidence and total freedom to live, work and play with our mobile electronics safely.

Which is why there is no doubt that we have the freedom to live however, whenever and wherever our lives takes us thanks to LifeProof.

LifeProof cases

Continuing to innovate and introduce newer and better technologies, LifeProof is on a mission to keep mobile devices protected and consumers connected in all situations. Their tablet and smartphone cases are, in fact, life proof, as they deliver protection, style and functionality all in one.

Whether you are protecting your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch or Galaxy S3, LifeProof is there for you if you are adventure inclined... or simply accident prone. Is your phone's case waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof?

Ready to put LifeProof to the test to see if their cases are truly as amazing as they seem, I was excited to see the new LifeProof nüüd for iPhone 5 in person.

LifeProof nuud

Like all LifeProof cases, nüüd protects the iPhone 5 from accidental drops, dirt, splashes and even complete submersion into water. Ever wanted to go snorkling with your smartphone? These cases make that a reality.

But nüüd then takes device protection and usability to new levels due to its screenless technology being the first of its kind — no screen cover. That's right, this case is completely waterproof, yet you still have full access to the iPhone's actual touch screen. Does the fact that the screen is open for direct touch yet the phone is still waterproof make you scratch your head a little bit?

Now this, I need to see.

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After pulling out the fun summery items in this kit, I set about examining the nüüd itself.

LifeProof nuud iPhone 5

The thinnest, lightest all-protective case ever made for the iPhone 5, I was immediately impressed with the various aspects and how each layer of this case works together to protect the entirety of the phone.

Although I didn't have plans to completely submerge the phone quite yet (the idea makes my heart race!), I love that LifeProof included a test unit so that you can rest assured that the case really does form a waterproof seal to the touchscreen.

LifeProof water test

Although I didn't fully submerge the case for 30 minutes as the instructions suggested (impatience!), I did give it ample time to get dunked, splashed and float around in the sink for a while.

LifeProof waterproof

Sure enough, when I removed nüüd, dried off the outside and opened it up, the test unit was perfectly dry.

While the general idea of getting my phone wet still makes me nervous, this test sure has made me feel as though you truly could go splashing or swimming (or accidentally drop your phone in the toilet) and the nüüd will keep water away from your iPhone 5!

LifeProof nuud waterproof

As for the case itself, the transparent back allows view to the back of the iPhone, while the strong sides and front form that waterproof seal to the touchscreen itself.

Just snap the two together and the result is a slim, sleek case that leaves the screen open for direct touch while providing optimal protection, durability and style.

waterproof iphone case

Thanks to the extremely easy instructions, it took less than a minute before I had my husband's phone safe from dust, dirt and water and that every inch was safe from accidental drops.

At the same time, I appreciate that all of the ports and buttons are protected by their own individual covers, yet access is easily possible by flipping down the charge port door or unscrewing the headphone jack cover.

LifeProof nuud review

While my husband still tries to be conscious about being careful to avoid accidents just as much as the next person, LifeProof has given both of us extreme peace of mind that his phone couldn't really be much safer.

If there is anyone that is likely to accidentally drop his phone into the sink or onto the cement, he's the one!

LifeProof slim case

Retailing for $89.99 (from LifeProof or on Amazon) and available in black or white, the LifeProof nüüd iPhone 5 Case is a high quality, fashionable way to keep your phone safe from impact, splashing, kids and more while still giving you full access to all of the features, functions and touchscreen without any loss of sensitivity.

If you're going to invest in a piece of technology that is going to be used day after day, week after week, don't skimp on keeping it safe! LifeProof also offers great accessories such as an armband, bike & bar mount, LifeJacket, belt clip and more.

Find out much more about their complete line of cases for all of your tech gadgets by visiting and connecting with this innovative company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Other than the nüüd for iPhone 5 kit that I was provided by LifeProof in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this review in any way. This post is solely my honest opinion about this product.


  1. This is an excellent I just need an iphone lol

  2. I ruined a phone (regular cell, not smart phone) by dropping it out of my shirt pocket and into the toilet. Don't have a smart phone even today.

    slehan at juno dot com

  3. My DH needs one , he already ruined 2 phones :-(

  4. When I finally get a smart phone, I'll make sure I get one of these to protect it.

    slehan at juno dot com

  5. Wow, this is literally like a life jacket for your iphone. I like how secure the front cover of the nüüd is that there's no need for a screen cover. And it's nice that even all the ports are safe from water and external damage. I'll have to keep LifeProof in mind for when I do update to a new phone!

  6. could definately use one of those with a toddler around.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com