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PricePrice:
$89.00 USD (iPhone 6)
$99.00 USD (iPhone 6 Plus)

Price:
$79.99 USD
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ProsPros:
– Very slim for a tough waterproof iPhone case
– No screen protector!
– Includes a threaded headphone jack extension
Pros:
– No screen protector but still waterproof
– Feels very tough & well-built
– Better drop protection than other cases
ConsCons:
– No screen protector!
– Not as tough as other waterproof cases due to extra o-rings
– Lowers iPhone’s sound level
Cons:
– Sound quality is below average
– Flash photography quality is lower
– Edges of the case get in the way
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– Potential for water damage if the seals on the Nuud aren’t kept clean
Potential Problems:
– None that we’ve discovered/heard
Design Rating
DESIGN
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Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk (4.5/5):
– Keeps the shape of the iPhone 6/6 Plus
– Lightweight
– Slightly bigger than the LifeProof Fre (just by a sliver)
Weight/Bulk (3/5):
– Dog & Bone Wetsuit is fairly large
– Adds quite a bit of bulk
InstallEase of Installation (5/5):
– Installation requires you to snap two pieces together (real easy!)
– Taking the case apart doesn’t require a coin (its easier with a coin)
– Headphone plug is attached to the case
Ease of Installation (3/5):
– Installation is straight forward
– Taking your iPhone out is a little tough
– Three parts to install
Build QualityBuild Quality (4/5):
– It isn’t generally compatible with 3rd party screen protectors
– Feels solid
Build Quality (5/5):
– Great feeling case
– Everything fits together really well
– Fairly scratch resistant
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
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Shock ProtectionShock Protection (3/5):
– Average drop protection at 6.6ft/2m
Shock Protection (3.5/5):
– Drop-rated to 6.6 ft (standard for shockproof cases)
– Case didn’t come apart during drops
– Multiple layers offers better drop protection than average cases
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (3/5):
– Average water protection at 6.6ft/2m
– Headphone jack extension is threaded ensuring a waterproof seal
Water/Dust Protection (3/5):
– Waterproof up to a depth of 6.6ft
– Unique design will result in water getting between the sleeve and outer shell (this is normal)
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (3.5/5):
– LifeProof includes an optionally installable screen protector
– Fairly thick
Screen Protection (3/5):
– No screen protection other than the edges of the case
– Optional screen protector is included
– Large edges on the case provide decent clearance for iPhone’s touchscreen
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
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FUNCTIONALITY

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iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (3.5/5):
– Buttons are fairly easy to use
– Lightning port cutout & headphone generally only fits Apple accessories
– Sound is muted from earpiece speaker
– Sound is slightly muted from bottom speaker (though its easier to hear)
iPhone Functionality (3/5):
– Cutouts for the lightning port will fit larger cables
– Headphone jack will fit only Apple-sized accessories
– Sound is muted/sounds “crackly”
– Wrist-strap compatible
– Touch ID works but edges around the sensor are noticeable
– Flash cutout isn’t large enough
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (5/5):
– No screen protector (Perfect screen usability)
– Optionally installable screen protector also offers perfect screen usability
– Edges do not get in the way of accessing your iPhone
Screen Usability (4/5):
– Edges get in the way
– Swipe menus are a little more difficult to get to
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (4.5/5):
– No screen protector (Perfect screen viewability)
– Optionally screen protector doesn’t fit 100% which means edges of the screen protector will diffuse the iPhone’s touchscreen slightly
Screen Viewability (5/5):
– No screen protector? No viewability issues!
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