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Old 10-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Phone case recommendations?

Does anyone have a favorite smartphone case they might recommend for the slopes? I know about Otterbox and saw a Kickstarter for a waterproof Juggernaut Case, but would like to hear any personal recommendations. I've got an iPhone 5.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lifeproof is good. Durable and waterproof
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use a twelve south book book case, did so on my 4&4s and now have the one for my 5s, it protects in the leg pocket and doesn't give me issues, i don't see the need to spend on a waterproof case for the phone as it stays in my pocket most of the time...

But then i have text on my screen in the Airwaves and the bluetooth connects to my helmet goggles, so it doesn't come out my pocket very often...
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ive had the worst experiences with otterbox cases.. check out the Lunatik TakTik.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A mophie case. I ride all day listening to music so my phone dies. I hit a switch on the case and it starts charging.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I use the Seal Line waterproof case when I'm doing watery activities (kayaking, boating, at the beach or pool). Mine is like this but it also has a waterproof jack for headphones: SealLine I Series Case-Black-iPhone: Sports & Outdoors

You can use the touchscreen, camera, buttons on the side. I have a small case w/ bumpers on my phone but it still fits without taking that off. It doesn't seem particularly waterproof but I submerged it and ran water over it with cardboard inside and it was fine. Mine's been pretty abused for over a year now and it's still going strong. I got it at a local outdoors store.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Otterbox has never failed me My phone has been in mine since day one and only taken out once as I was bored at an appmnt.

My daily job it gets abuse and sees hot/cold/dust daily. No moisture. It has held up well to the punishments of my job with no issues. Phone looks as good as the day I put it in the case.

I used it riding last year and was just fine as well.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lifeproof dropped it from a second story on to concrete and it was fine also dropped it in the pool one and the ocean when I paddle board.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I got a Lifeproof case for my girlfriends iphone.. she likes it. I thought it might be a pain in the ass unscrewing the plug on the bottom and attaching an adapter to use earphones, but she doesn't mind at all and she listened to music all the time. Very well designed otherwise and very very slim for what it is. She has only dropped it 4 feet or so, no problem. She has also spoken to me while she's showering and no issues there either. Keep in mind the manufacturers claim it can withstand much more.

Personally, if I used my phone as much as she does to listen to music, I'd probably get annoyed with having to unscrew the bottom and screw in the adapter to plug my earphones in (perhaps a testament to my laziness). If you rarely use ear/headphones, being a third party user, I'd definitely recommend it for a very slim shock/waterproof iphone case.

For what it's worth, I asked her to let me throw her phone against a wall. She refused. If I manage to convince her or be in a room alone with her phone, I'll post an update.

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Old 10-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tdn View Post
She has also spoken to me while she's showering and no issues there either.
Selfies in the shower NICE......
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