iPhone 4 + iPhone 4S Case
Reviewed by Chris Gardner
Waikato Times photographer Ben Curran took some convincing to encase his iPhone in the Lifeproof case.
He found the process of slipping the phone in the case annoying, but quickly forgot the fiddle when he was sent out to cover some flooding.
"In torrential rain, which is always bad for electronic gear, the phone was fine," Ben said. "I had it in my rain jacket pocket which was soaked through and it had no ill effects. I pulled it out and used it not only to take pictures but to send messages and other live updates without any trouble."
The manufacturer claims the case is waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof - withstanding everything from sandstorms to building sites - and shockproof.
"I threw it on the ground a couple of times and it seemed to have no ill affects on the phone," Ben said.
The downside was imprecision caused by the plastic film between you and the touchscreen.
"It causes many mistakes and annoyance when trying to send messages. It is also quite bulky. For the average Joe, maybe unnecessary."
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