“The only waterproof and shockproof case that gives you the au-naturel feel of your iPhone’s touchscreen”
If you’re looking for a great day-to-day case that provides shock and water protection but still allows you to use your iPhones touchscreen, the LifeProof Nuud for the iPhone 5S is going to be the case for you.
The best part of this case is the ability to use your iPhone without the screen protector while keeping the phone safe from water and drops. The worst part of this case is that your screen still might suffer damage if it gets dropped face first in a gravel parking lot. LifeProof does include an optional-installable screen protector but then your iPhone isn’t “Nuud” anymore.
For the LifeProof Nuud review, we’ve included a table that provides all the details of how we’ve rated the Nuud.It can be found in the “Full Score Breakdown” toggle.
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[toggle title=”Design – You’ll forget that there’s a case on your iPhone”]This is a well designed iPhone case. It’s easy to install and doesn’t add a lot of weight and bulk to the case. In terms of build quality, the case holds up well to drops and has a good mix of hard plastic and rubber which allows you to move in and out of pockets easily[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Protection – Don’t worry about it, just live your life”]The LifeProof Nuud is waterproof up to 6.6 ft/3m for 1 hour and is shockproof up to 6.6 ft as well. We had a bit of fun seeing if LifeProof’s claims were true as we slapped the Nuud (with an iPhone in it) across a concrete floor to test its shock protection and tried drowning the case with beer. There were no problems with the case.
In terms of screen protection, the LifeProof Nuud doesn’t have a screen protector. LifeProof does include an optional screen-protector that you can install and you’re able to install other screen protectors as well though you won’t be able to certify that the case is still waterproof[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Functionality – Being Nuud is a thing of beauty”] This is one of the best cases for access to your iPhone. The lack of a screen protector means that you will not suffer from any additional glare or rain bowing effects. The edges of the LifeProof Nuud are far enough from the touchscreen that you can easily access to the swipe menus of iOS 7. This was not the case for the LifeProof Nuud for the iPhone 5.
The membrane on the TouchID sensor works fairly well as the iPhone case “guides” your finger toward. Unlike the Fre, where the Touch ID membrane sits almost flush on the screen.[/toggle]