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After being left at school on multiple occasions due to practice cancellations, I finally got an iPhone this Christmas. I really like it, but I have come to the realization that my el-cheapo case just won't cut it. It has a slick plastic back which has made me drop it several times, but luckily nothing has happened yet. Now I'm in the market for a new case, and I've been considering either the otterbox or lifeproof case. The otterbox($60) is really impact resistant and cost $20 less than the lifeproof, but it's not waterproof and it's bulky. The lifeproof($80) seems to be impact resistant, waterproof, more ergonomic than the otterbox, and it has an aftermarket lifejacket($35) that you can put over your case to make your phone float, but it's $20 more plus the $35 for the lifejacket. So far the lifeproof seems like the way to go, especially since you can make it float, but I know a lot of people are happy with their otterboxes. So I would like y'all's thoughts on this.

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If you are fishing , life proof is the way to go.

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x3 on the LifeProof.

 

Which is now owned by Otterbox, FWIW...

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Otterbox survives drops better than life proof. They survive construction sites better too. Life proof survives water better. Which are you more concerned with?

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I have a 4S and For water application life proof works well. However I have owned 2 and neither lasted more than a year. Otter box is just way to bulky so I settled on a ballistic case. $24 from amazon not waterproof but it slim enough to put in and out of my pocket and so far has lasted longer than the life proof case.

http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-EV0890-M185-Every1-Case-iPhone/dp/B0092Y9MXQ/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1390771451&sr=8-22&keywords=ballistic+iphone+4s+case

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I've used Otterbox's on all my phones and never had a cracked screen or any damage due to impact.  The nice thing about the rubberized cover is it is very grippy, you are far less likely to drop the phone.  I did lose a phone to water once though.  Otterbox's are definitely not waterproof.

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I'll buck the trend here and say neither....to me you defeat the entire purpose of having a sleek phone when you put one of those horrible cases on there.  Yes they do their job as intended but to me if i can't put it in my pocket then i am not getting it.  I have one of these cases 

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/IPH5KXNU/

 

and it has done me well so far.  Also get the insurance and that way if anything happens you pay a deductible and you have a new phone....end of story lol 

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I use an otterbox because they are tough. I work in construction and they hold up. When I'm in the boat they go in the glove box and I don't talk on them unless I'm sitting in the seat. Period ! If you want your phone to last then set rules and stick to them. After all it's just a phone.

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I'm pretty much with Flyfisher.  I have a Razr maxx with a skin on it, not slippery at all and still slim.  The majority of time I have it in a belt pouch, it's a Fellows and holding up very well, other times I just put in my pocket.  I'm very cautious with it, always step back from the water when I take it out, quite often I don't take it with me if it's raining or high surf.  The phone to me is more vital than taking a picture.

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Mine typically stays in the truck while out fishin

. I have an otterbox, but only because lifeproof doesn't make a case for the HTC phones.

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Lifeproof Nuud! I have one on my phone and iPad and I like them. Do not get the Free you will hate it

I got a Otterbox for my son on his iPad and my wife also has an Otterbox on her iPhone.

For me I need the waterproof cover. If I'm in the hot tub I'm playing in my phone.

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Lifeproof Nuud! I have one on my phone and iPad and I like them. Do not get the Free you will hate it

I got a Otterbox for my son on his iPad and my wife also has an Otterbox on her iPhone.

For me I need the waterproof cover. If I'm in the hot tub I'm playing in my phone.

Sounds like you need one of these too....

 

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=83858

 

:D :D

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LifeProof case is what I am getting.  Never been a fan of the big bulky OB. Never knew about the life jacket that makes it float I will get that too, $115 for a case lol I guess that's better than losing my iphone to the water though.

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Frys electronics has Lifeproof cases on sale in store for $49.99 and online for $59.99

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It seems like the general consensus is that LP is the way to go. I felt both at school today since my friends have them, and I like the lifeproof more. It's slim and it passed some drop test at shoulder height. I'm with AK though, I can't believe that I'm going to spend so much. 

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I have had Otter box, Ballistic and Lifeproof for my iPhone 4 over the last 3 years.  They all have strong points but Life Proof is by far the best and lightest.

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