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In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Ado » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:51 pm

I have an iPhone 5. My daughter has an iPhone 5s (I put it down to penis envy).

I want to be able to use mine on the kayak, taking photos, GPS, talking, doing poo consulting on the high seas, etc. Having it float (with an additional attachment as necessary) is a must, though I suppose I could leash it. I'd also take it climbing and lots of other places if it was well protected. I'm lazy so I will probably leave to case on all the time. I really don't care what it looks like, but I want it to fit in my pocket comfortably.

My daughter simply breaks phones at great regularity. Since she bought this one with her own money, she's much more interested in protecting it. She will definitely leave the case on all the time, but how it looks is important. The fingerprint passcode thingy does not need to work provided there is an overide.

So which protective case is best for each?
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby keza » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:08 pm

I use the lifeproof and haven't taken it out since it was new.
The downside of this is that I'm not sure if it is still waterproof but I'm guessing it is.
I leash it to the inside of my lifejacket pocket in case of slippery fingers.
Charging is easy, using headphones or plugging in to stereo is not (you take out a plug and screw in an extension).
I'm thinking these look interesting:
http://www.incipio.com/cases/iphone-cas ... ional.html
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby eagle4031 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:19 pm

nezevic wrote:
Ado wrote:So which protective case is best for each?

A drawer. :D


But that will not fit in his pocket
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby Ado » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:53 pm

I use headphones all the time. That would almost be enough to rule out Lifeproof. I'll have to check what InDepth does. I'll also have a closer look at that link. Thanks Keza.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby keza » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:48 pm

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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby Ado » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:09 pm

That Incipio looks like the go. That review doesn't cover Indepth, not a surprise as it's in pre-release.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Ado » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:37 pm

The only thing I can see as an issue with the Incipio is that I can't see a hole/plug for the charging port. Does that mean you need to unclip the locking base to charge it?
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby koich » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:58 pm

I would imagine so. Most super heavy duty cases like this aren't charger friendly.

I take my phone out of the case the moment I get home or into the office. It sits next the front door with my keys.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby keza » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:13 pm

Ado wrote:The only thing I can see as an issue with the Incipio is that I can't see a hole/plug for the charging port. Does that mean you need to unclip the locking base to charge it?


That was my thought too but on the other hand, the only area I can see my lifeproof leaking from is the charging port.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Ado » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:38 pm

The reviews suggest that it's not good for repeatedly taking it in and out of the case as it will wear out. Unclipping the base may be OK, but I doubt I'll ever remove mine, especially since it will then have no screen protector.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Ado » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:16 am

I just bought an Incipio Atlas off Ebay for $49. I'll let you know what I think of it.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Paulos » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Ado what's the verdict on the case. Just got a iPhone 5 and need a case to use on the yak for gps and pics. Do you have a tether for it?
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof or Incipio

Postby Paulos » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:40 pm

Not good. Have seen the life proof but wasn't sure. Seems like the Optrix case is the best but exxy at $100. Still works out cheaper than a Etrex and go pro tho.
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby anselmo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:03 pm

eagle4031 wrote:
nezevic wrote:
Ado wrote:So which protective case is best for each?

A drawer. :D


But that will not fit in his pocket


Is that a drawer in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
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Re: In Depth or Lifeproof

Postby anselmo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:23 pm

Bertros wrote:
anselmo wrote:
eagle4031 wrote:nezevic wrote: "A drawer. :D"

But that will not fit in his pocket


Is that a drawer in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?


Why not give it a pull and find out?


The knob might come off, that's why
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