Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!

Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!

The LifeProof case for the iPhone 5 is a terrific way to keep your phone safe from life’s bumps, bruises and mishaps. In addition to all the other protection it offers, the LifeProof case is waterproof. That means you can dump it in the toilet or leave it in the rain and feel confident it will still work. But what if, for example, you are spending time at a lake and don’t want to worry about your phone getting wet? Moreover, what if you want your iPhone safe from water damage AND able to float? That’s where LifeProof’s LifeJacket comes in.

Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!  Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!

The LifeJacket is a $39.99 accessory that adds an every layer of protection while making your phone completely buoyant. The LifeProof LifeJacket is molded from soft, buoyant foam that slips over the iPhone once it is inside a LifeProof case, and comes off just as quickly. The LifeJacket adds an additional layer of shock protection to your LifeProof Case and… it floats. As the company notes, “whether you are rafting, sailing, fishing or swimming, don the LifeJacket and take the plunge!”

We wanted to test it out and decided to really put it to the test. Introducing … Porter vs the iPhone 5.

The LifeProof LifeJacket is

Designed for your LifeProof fr? iPhone 5 Case

Buoys your iPhone 5 when the action gets wet n’ wild

Adds enhanced drop, shock and scratch protection

Has a classic, high-visibility lifejacket-orange finish

Allows full access to buttons, controls, speakers and microphone

Works with Fr? case installs and removes with ease

All four corners feature mounting eyelets for lanyard and wrist strap

Includes a quick-release lanyard and wrist strap

Is backed by a 1-year warranty

Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!  Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!  Porter the Dog v iPhone 5, Thanks to the LifeProof LifeJacket!

The LifeProof LifeJacket delivers exactly what it promises. The extra layer of protection, easily seen bright color and ability to float is great for anyone who wants to use their iPhone around water. You can learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $39.99

What I Like: Adds tons of extra protection; Floats; Is “Porter-friendly”

What Needs Improvement: Big and bulky…

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.
  • That was so much fun and Porter was such a great sport!

  • That’s an excellent demonstration, the “Fetch-a-Phone” of LifeProof LifeJacket demonstration. It doesn’t get any more realistic than that. Kevin looked like he was thinking “What the nut are they doing???” 🙂

    • dancohen

      I think Kevin spent a lot of time over the weekend thinking just that. 🙂
      First pass Porter wouldn’t fetch and I thought I was going for a swim. Then Carly realized we needed to call it a ball. From there it was all good. And yeah, the LifeVest works pretty darn well.

      • Porter is happy to play test fetch anytime. 🙂

        I am impressed the life proof survived without even a scratch against Labrador jaws!
        Sent from my Windows Phone

  • Captain Steubing

    Oh my goodness. I still can’t believe you were doing this. I think I may have to get myself one of these newfangled doodads! 🙂 I would have thought that there would have been some fangmarks on the screen cover.