Tablets, smartphones, e-readers… we know you’ve got your share of tech gadgets. And if you have kids at home, there’s a good chance those gadgets take a beating. From sticky fingers to spilled drinks, from clumsy hand-offs in the backseat to “Mommy, I blocked a snowball with your iPad!”, your family’s smartphones and tablets need protection from all sorts of life. So fittingly, there is LifeProof.
LifeProof makes tablet and smartphone cases that protect your tech from the elements — they are dirt-proof, waterproof, snow-proof and shockproof. Which also makes them toddler-proof, teen-proof, pretty much life-proof.
How protected are LifeProof cases?
- Waterproof: Fully submersible to 6.6 feet (2m)
- Dirt-proof: Totally sealed from dirt and dust
- Snow-proof: Completely closed to snow and ice
- Shockproof: Survives drops from 4 feet (1.2m)
nüüd Vs. frē
LifeProof has two main styles of cases for tablets and phones — the nüüd and the frē. The frē includes a built-in touchscreen scratch protector, while the nüüd allows you to touch the screen directly.
If you’re thinking that you have to get the frē with a screen protector if you have kids, think again. We’ve been testing out our nüüd for the last month with my kids (ages 4-8) and haven’t had any issues with scratching. But, if you’re more comfortable with a screen protector, I love that LifeProof provides that option.
The cases are easy to apply and snap on your phone or tablet in a few easy steps. I love the extra protection LifeProof provides our phones and tablets and that all that protection doesn’t cost me in my tech’s feel, look or functionality — you can still use your charger and headphones with ease and while the case adds lots of protection, it doesn’t add a lot of bulk.
I’ll admit – the cases aren’t super stylish. But, I’d much rather have a functional case with a working phone than a cute case on my broken-screen tablet. While LifeProof tests each case at the factory, it wants customers to feel comfortable with how the case works and to make sure they assemble it correctly, so in addition to the case, they also send along a “test tablet” so you can check the waterproofing for yourself before you put in your own gadget.
LifeProof makes lots of optional accessories to go along with their cases. I really like the Portfolio Cover/Stand, which attaches easily to the case an is super thin, but provides both screen protection and doubles as a stand. I’m also looking forward to throwing on LifeProof’s Lifejacket which slips on over the phone or tablet case and ensures that your phone is not only waterproof, but floats too — an accessory I would have loved when my son accidentally kicked my phone into the river last summer!
Whether you have a tablet or a phone, an Apple, Motorola or Samsung, keep your family’s tech protected with LifeProof.
Dirt-proof, waterproof, snow-proof or shockproof — which proof does your tech most need?
Disclaimer: Savvy Sassy Moms was not paid for this review. A sample was provided. Opinions expressed are my own.
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