Figured I’d chime in since there are such a lot of detrimental evaluations. I actually love my new LifeProof iPhone 6 case. I purchased it straight from LifeProof the day it was launched as I had deliberate a household ski journey to Keystone for Thanksgiving week. At the time, I imagine it was the one water proof choice out there. IMHO : the positives considerably outweigh the negatives. First is the dimensions / match. It would not add a lot bulk/weight to the iPhone 6 (nonetheless suits in my again pocked) which is a big benefit over many of the waterproof competitors. It presents nice drop safety (I’ve by accident examined that out on asphalt/concrete about F instances). It’s water proof (I have additionally by accident examined out this characteristic a few instances). The implementation for Touch ID doesn’t impression the reliability / efficiency of Touch ID (a number of the cheaper choices principally disable Touch ID).
The one unfavorable is price. The price is excessive, however, a whole lot of work went into designing the case. As with just about something lately, early adopters pays a premium. I needed / wanted a water proof case, so I needed to take my $F starter case off the telephone for higher safety. Looking on the present iPhone 6 cases claiming to be waterproof, there are cheaper choices. They are likely to have worse evaluations, take your good S mm iPhone 6 and switch it right into a 32 mm thick brick, and/or cover up / disable Touch ID.
I want a case I can belief as I take my cellphone with me on lengthy (P+ hour) bike rides and coach youth sports activities outside in the summertime/fall. Knowing that I do not have to fret that my $one thousand+ telephone (I have the 128 GB telephone and that is the substitute price for an unlocked / un-backed substitute) is protected if it begins to rain whereas I’m out is a big plus for me. Not positive I’d belief a $20 case with dangerous critiques (however that is me). “Water resistant” will not reduce if for me ( strive a type of cases when your understanding exterior and it begins to rain and also you’re 20 minutes from the home).
There appear to be complaints in regards to the cover for the contact ID sensor. I love contact ID and the Lifeproof implementation is just not solely waterproof, it really works flawlessly. IMO : kudos to Lifeproof for executing a water-resistant case that doesn’t influence the reliability of contact ID. There are complaints about dangerous sounds when utilizing contact ID, however I’ve by no means skilled any. I put my thumb over the contact ID and it simply work (no odd sounds). Maybe others have a special expertise however I haven’t got this concern.
I’ve by no means had a difficulty with the # of emails Lifeproof sends out and it has labored in my favor. As they’re consistently sending out offers/codes, I was in a position to purchase my daughter an Lifeproof case for her iPhone 5c at 20% off . That was a win for me (and took a bit of little bit of the sting out of the excessive worth for the iPhone 6 case).
I have no lint trapped within the case. Can’t keep in mind the place I learn it on-line, however somebody prompt getting right into a small lavatory, steaming it up a bit when making use of a display screen protector. The humidity knocks the mud out of the air. Works nicely for display protectors and labored nicely for the Lifeproof case.
In abstract, very pleased with my iPhone 6 Fre case. It affords wonderful safety from water or drops. It provides little or no bulk to the cellphone. Finally, contact ID works flawlessly in a water proof case which is basically slick. So, yeah, it’s kind of dear, however when in comparison with the price of changing the telephone, IMHO it is price it.