Review of Lifeproof fr? Rugged Case for iPhone 5

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fr? for iPhone 5 Case

The Proof is in the Protection

The most advanced phone ever made deserves the most advanced case ever built — LifeProof fr? for iPhone 5.

Featuring LifeProof’s proven technology, fr? safeguards iPhone 5 with a built-in touchscreen scratch protector and our legendary four-proof protection. With fr?, you’re free to go everywhere you go and do everything you do with your iPhone 5 at your side.


Sleek design, lightweight, great sound, and the ability to take your iPhone 5 everywhere — what more could you want from a case?

LifeProof, one better.

The same yet different. In every way.

Everything you expect from LifeProof—sleek style, full device function, uncompromising design, and of course, the Four Proofs—is built into the iPhone 5 case. And, so much more. We made this one slimmer, sleeker, lighter, louder and stronger than any before.

Minimalism meets maximalism.

Small on size. Big on features.

The thinnest, lightest LifeProof case ever produced, also happens to be the strongest and the most functional. And, thanks to the clear back window showcasing the legendary Apple logo, you can add “most beautiful” to that list, too.

Hearing is believing.

The full spectrum of sound loud & clear.

The fr? for iPhone 5 has completely re-engineered speaker ports to deliver maximum acoustic output and sound clarity. From booming bass lines to pin-drop whispers, the dynamically designed Sound Enhancement System broadcasts the full sound spectrum.

Go everywhere. Do anything.

Your iPhone’s protected, connected and by your side.

No matter how extreme the activity, journey or adventure, LifeProof eliminates the worry, so you can experience, share and document your tasks at hand. From everyday living to living your dreams, you are now free to do what you do!


Every single feature has been designed to work seamlessly with your iPhone 5 — touch screen, camera, buttons, microphones and speakers. The world’s smartest phone certainly deserves the world’s smartest case.

Protection from the inside out

Like the original LifeProof Case you’ve come to depend on, the fr? for iPhone 5 defends your device against water, dirt, snow and shock—and delivers so much more. The thinnest, lightest all-protective case ever built contains LifeProof’s Sound Enhancement System, CrystalClear optics and the optimal use of every iPhone feature. Plus, the sleek style showcases Apple’s breathtaking design.

Design: The thinnest, lightest, toughest, most advanced phone case ever envisioned, designed and crafted

Function: Complete access to every function, button, control and port

Optics: CrystalClear optical-glass lens ensures distortion-free photography

Aesthetics: Transparent window showcases the beauty of the Apple design and announces your Apple allegiance

The Four Proofs: Water proof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof seals on all ports, plugs and buttons

Profile: Slim, sleek silhouette stays true to the iPhone 5’s thin design and precision lines

Acoustics: Enhanced speaker ports deliver maximum acoustic output and clarity. Channeling sound through the back of the case produces improved base and mid-frequency sound

Technology: Packed with everything we already knew about device protection, plus everything we needed to invent, imagine and create to make it better

Materials: Crafted from the most advanced materials available for optimal protection, rugged durability and long-lasting style

Four Proofs

Take your iPhone 5 everywhere and do everything everyday with our four Proofs: Water Proof, Dirt Proof, Snow Proof and Shock Proof.

Tech Specs

Thinner, lighter, stronger, smarter, and built to meet or exceed military specifications and water and dust protection standards.

Dimensions: 5.4” x 2.6” x 0.5” / 137.5 mm x 67.1 mm x 12.2 mm*

Weight: 1.05 oz / 29.8 g

Water Proof: Fully submergible to 6.6’ / 2 m for 1 hour

Dirt Proof: Sealed from dirt & dust particles – meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating

Snow Proof: Sealed from snow & ice – meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating

Shock Proof: Withstands drops from 6.6’ / 2 m – meets or exceeds MIL STD 810F-516

Designed to meet or exceed these specifications:

Military Standard 810F-516 — MIL STD 810F is the standard that addresses a broad range of environmental conditions, with MIL STD 810F-516 being the section of the standard that is specific to functional drop.This standard requires that the item can physically and functionally withstand the relatively infrequent, non-repetitive shocks encountered in handling, transportation, and service environments. This may include an assessment of the overall material system integrity for safety purposes in any one or all of the handling, transportation, and service environments.

IP-68 — IEL 60529 is the standard for Ingress Protection from water and dust for enclosures. IP-68 is the most rigorous classification in this specification.

The first characteristic number describes protection from solid foreign objects. An enclosure with a characteristic number of 6 can withstand exposure to circulating talcum powder for 8 hours with no dust ingress after that period.The second characteristic number describes protection against water. An enclosure with a characteristic number of 8 exceeds all other water protection levels and is specified by the manufacturer. For LifeProof, number 8 signifies LifeProof cases will withstand immersion in water to a depth of 6.6 feet / 2 meters for 1 hour.

* 0.6” / 14.1 mm at charge port door

Price: $79.99

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