One of my summer must-haves to protect my iPhone has been my LifeProof frē case but it’s waterproof qualities that also keep it dirt and dust free are just as needed the rest of the year. As a fan of LifeProof products, I was excited to get my hands on the new LifeProof nüüd for iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy III that provides waterproof protection without a screen cover.
Without a screen cover? How does that work?
Called Screenless Technology, LifeProof’s patent pending design for the nüüd uses a compression lock system to form a waterproof seal between the case and my phone’s touchscreen This allows me to touch the actual screen without a barrier between it and my fingers but yet still allows it to be fully protected from water, drops, sweat, dirt and other hazards of daily living.
When getting any LifeProof case, it’s important to submerge it in water without your phone in it first to ensure it’s really water tight. I unboxed the case and held it under the faucet.
Then I encased my phone in it, checking around the device to make sure the case was truly snapped shut and ran it under the faucet again.
nüüd provides the protection that Lifeproof cases are known for but with this new model, it’s nice to be able to touch the actual screen of my phone rather than having to tap at with a barrier between it and my fingers. The screen is far more responsive than previous LifeProof cases where I found myself double tapping when sending emails or texts to make letters appear.
My only word of caution is to double check the seal when encasing your phone in any LifeProof. I found this case a bit harder to snap shut and when examining the seal, saw that it usually needed a second or third glance to make sure that it was closed properly to be water tight.
Giveaway: LifeProof is providing a nüüd case for an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy III. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.
LifeProof nüüd is currently available online via the company’s website or the Apple Store online and sells of $89.99. For more information about LifeProof and their cases, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or view their videos on YouTube.
A sample was received to facilitate this review but no compensation was received for hosting a giveaway. All opinions are my own. Logo courtesy of LifeProof.