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My LifeProof Adventures

Several months ago I had a crazy dream. I’m not quite sure if it was fueled by my desire for a LifeProof cellphone case, pregnancy hormones or both…but it was frightening.  Well, frightening to anyone who is dependent in any way on their smartphone.

In my dream I was hovering over a large body of water while someone was driving/riding a jet ski below me.  The details of this dream are quite fuzzy now, but somehow I fell into the water.  Hanging off the back of the jet ski, the lower half of my body was submerged in water – including the iPhone in my pocket.  When I got out, my phone was completely waterlogged – I lost everything on it!  Suffice it to say, I backed my phone up upon waking!

lifeproof water test

LifeProof water test

When my LifeProof case arrived, the first thing I had to do was conduct a water test without my phone inside.  This helped ensure there were no defects and that I properly closed the case.  It was a relief to test it this way first because I’m still a tad nervous about what if… But this thing is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, mudproof and snowproof.  Yes! It can withstand my daughter!

I can’t tell you how many times she’s grabbed my phone and taken off, making me hope nothing bad happens to it.  She’s given me several near hearrt attacks, especially when in a throwing phase.  Good thing this case can handle up to a 6 foot drop!  Also, I’m guilty of using my phone during meal times.  It’s usually sitting next to my plate… tempting fate with a big spill.

Up until now, I’ve been pretty lucky.  My days are numbered though… but now there’s so much I can do without worry!

lifeproof phone case

Adventures I can go on with LifeProof

  • Deep sea diving
  • Swimming with sharks
  • Mud wrestling
  • Bungee jumping
  • Sky diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Parasailing

… okay so these types of activities aren’t my style, but at least I can relax when Rissa plays with my phone while we’re grocery shopping and drops it from the cart.  Or when it tries to slide out of my pants pocket while I’m using the bathroom.  (But now it can function as an underwater camera!)

I’ve been impressed with how my LifeProof case has kept my phone protected, though I still have some issues with the screen responsiveness.  I’m not a fan of screen protectors and find myself needing to press harder and fix a whole lot more typos than usual.  Other than that, I haven’t noticed a significant difference in how my phone functions overall with the case on.  It’s a pain to take off though since it’s meant to stay on for day-to-day use to protect against unforeseen accidents as well as planned adventures.

lifeproof bike stroller mount

lifeproof gps mount

We also tried the bike mount which can be attached to bikes, four wheelers, and strollers to name a few.  The thickness of your stroller bar will make a difference.  I was having issues with the mount either being too lose (spinning on the bar) or too tight where I couldn’t actually lock it into place.  I have yet to try it on all of our strollers, so hopefully I can get it to play nice with at least one because I like the concept!  We walk a lot when it’s nice out, so this could really come in handy for me.

While I’m still adapting to my new case, I think it is a must have with a tech savvy toddler in the house (who’s prone to sudden distraction and destruction).  At the very least my phone should now be protected against milk, yogurt and peanut butter.  Maybe I can get some blogging done in the shower now too?

What adventures do you take your phone on?

LifeProof is also available for sale at Best Buy, AT&T, Target, J&R Electronics and Radio Shack.  Protect your iPhone 4/4S/5, iPod 4 or iPad 2/3/4 today! (Other cases are in the works too.)

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Disclosure: We received a LifeProof case and bike mount for review purposes.

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  1. Lindsey G. November 15, 2012 Reply

    Love this! I also am not a huge fan of cases/screen protectors so I am a little hesitant on more expensive ones, but this really seems like it protects the best on the market! Water Test!?
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  2. Betsy Rubendall Barnes November 15, 2012 Reply

    My son has the Iphone 4 and he is always on some adventure, skiing, off road stuff, you name it. He really needs this because is is terrible when it comes to keeping phones safe :)

  3. stephanie November 15, 2012 Reply

    This would be awesome! My husband had his dropped and we had to fix the whole front screen it was so cracked! He bought an otter box but to me it just doesn’t seem to hold up that well! This might be what we need to get him instead!

  4. Lisa Pollock November 16, 2012 Reply

    Would like to have this. Unfortunately, I am a klutz so this would work out well for me and my phone!

  5. Jody Cowan November 16, 2012 Reply

    I think having to push a little harder on the screen is well worth it. I’ve dropped my phone so many times, its ridiculous! This sounds like a case I really need!
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  6. Austin Baroudi November 17, 2012 Reply

    I’ve dropped my phone a million times and in numerous wet places being the clumsy person I am. The places range from the Mud, a lake, the toilet, dog bowl, left out in the rain, flew out of my pocket when I was jumping stairs on a skateboard, etc. so this case would be so amazing for me!

    • Darcy November 18, 2012 Reply

      Sounds like you definitely need one of these, Austin!Syrana

  7. Donna Marie November 20, 2012 Reply

    I want one of these for my phone. I have four kids and they love playing with it but it makes me so nervous. I love the bike/stroller mount you have.

  8. Shakeeta W November 22, 2012 Reply

    I definitely this! I had a cute toddler tornado who’s almost 3 and I need something to protect my phone from her :) She means well but still has the regular toddler “oops” and drops.LifeWithBandM

  9. polly November 25, 2012 Reply

    you were brave with your experiment! would be great with our 4 year old grandson and wanting to use the phones!

  10. Anna November 25, 2012 Reply

    Wow this would be so handy for a klutz like me!

  11. Kyle B November 27, 2012 Reply

    This case is a must for someone living towards the beach. It provides the peace of mind of not having to worry about your phone. It is so easy just to wipe off the sand in the sink one at home. THANKS LIFEPROOF!

  12. Jamie S. November 28, 2012 Reply

    It’s only waterproof to 2 meters so I don’t recommend deep sea diving with it but snorkeling, surfing, and pool activities would be good to go. I am rough on my phone (went through three otterboxes before I found lifeproof) and I love the rugged, yet sleek case.fbomber42

  13. Alicia November 28, 2012 Reply

    Running, hiking, camping, and two kids under 4 who want to hold/play/throw my phone make a lifeproof necessary!!!

  14. Amanda November 28, 2012 Reply

    Anytime a small child gets a hold of my phone, it goes on an adventure! I would love to try this case.

  15. Josh McDaniel November 28, 2012 Reply

    I use my lifeProof case for swimming and when I wake board it’s awesome. Works great!!mcdaniel236

  16. Kyle November 29, 2012 Reply

    This is a must have for a snowboarder like me. Instead of buying a camera for taping it is so nice just to be able to use your phone. i want another case to give to my wife for a christmas gift! thanks!

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