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January 3, 2014 • Reviews

Take It (Almost) All off with the Lifeproof Nuud for iPhone 5C

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So you got yourself a fancy new iPhone 5S or colorful iPhone 5C for Christmas, Hannukah or Festivus. Congratulations! Now you want to make sure you keep your new phone protected. It is easy to do, so long as you pick up one of Lifeproof’s cases. And if you go Nuud, you won’t even lose direct contact with your screen.

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The Lifeproof Nuud for the iPhone 5C is a great way to protect your iPhone while still allowing the color to come through. After all, if you are going to get the iPhone 5C why in the world would you opt to hide the bright Apple-esque color of Cupertino’s playful iPhone?

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As Lifeproof notes,

When Apple launched the colorful iPhone 5c, we had two jobs to do. Make a case to protect it. And make a case to let the color show through. What we came up with is our two best and brightest cases yet — fr? and nüüd for iPhone 5c.

Thin, light, strong, all protective, and most importantly clear, LifeProof keeps your iPhone 5c colorfully protected so you can live outside the lines.

IPhone 5C  Overview  English | LifeProof

The clear back of the case lets the color shine through and, in the process, makes the case look even thinner and more minimalist than it is.

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The front of the case initially looks “all Lifeproof”. On closer examination however it becomes clear that the case is missing a screen protector. That, of course, is by design since the Lifeproof Nuud series offers great Lifeproof protection while still allowing full contact with the screen. It is the kind of thing that needs to be seen and used to fully appreciate.

Technical design in Technicolor — that’s LifeProof for iPhone 5c. Built to military and international specifications for drop, water and dust protection, its thinner, lighter, stronger and brighter than any other all-protective case.

IPhone 5C  Overview  English | LifeProof

How tough is this case that measures 5.46” x 0.60” x 2.67” and weighs just 1.4 oz? Check these specs out!

  • Water Proof: Fully submergible to 6.6’ / 2 m for 1 hour
  • Dirt Proof: Sealed from dirt & dust particles – meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating
  • Snow Proof: Sealed from snow & ice – meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating
  • Shock Proof:Withstands drops from 6.6’ / 2 m – meets or exceeds MIL STD 810F-516

Here’s a look at the $89.99 case on video!

If you want great protection for your iPhone 5C but don’t want to hide its color or have a film over the screen the Lifeproof Nuud is the case for you. And while I am more inclined to use it for general protection than for submersion under water, knowing that a phone protected in this case IS waterproof is a great way to have a bit of extra peace-of-mind. You can learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $89.99

What I Like: Thinner and lighter than one might otherwise expect; Allows the iPhone 5C color to shine through; Nothing over the screen but still protects from submersion

What Needs Improvement: Pricey

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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