Can it be dropped? LifeProof says the case is shockproof from 4ft. In the iPad Air drop test for the LifeProof Nuud, we risk our own iPad to find out!
From our initial impressions, the LifeProof Nuud for the iPad Air does seem pretty solid though it feels and looks suspiciously like the LifeProof Fre for the iPad Air. Actually, most of the case is exactly like the LifeProof Fre for the iPad Air. The back panels are interchangeable and the general dimensions of the front panel are pretty much identical.
The biggest difference between the Fre and Nuud for the iPad Air is the fact that it doesn’t have a screen protector. This means you get the “Au Natural” feel of the glass touchscreen without having to worry about the rain-bowing and glare of the LifeProof Fre.
The case surprisingly doesn’t include a shoulder strap like the LifeProof cases for the iPad mini do but they did include the orange install/uninstall tool that’s going to pro-long the life of your LifeProof Case.
For the Nuud for the iPad Air, it’s waterproof up to 6.6 ft for 1 hour and shockproof from 4ft. Based on our drop tests, the LifeProof Nuud for the iPad Air did a great job of protecting the the iPad. 4 ft drops didn’t result in any broken screens or dents to the iPad.
It’s important to note that the case doesn’t have a screen protector so dropping the case face first on rocks will result in your iPad being damaged.