LifeProof Stories April 16, 2020

LifeProof is out today with a new iPhone case series created from recycled ocean-based plastics like old fishing nets. WĀKE for iPhone comes in some neat colors with a unique textural design and is also the company’s slimmest case yet.

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LifeProof Stories November 6, 2019

LifeProof launches flagship FRĒ waterproof cases for iPhone 11 lineup with slimmer design

LifeProof has debuted its flagship waterproof case today for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max. The FRĒ offers iPhone customers a waterproof, dirtproof, dropproof, and snowproof experience while offering a sleeker design than previous versions.

LifeProof Stories March 14, 2019

After announcing its LifeActív Power Pack 20 portable battery back at CES in January, LifeProof has made its smaller Lifeactív Power Pack 10 Qi available for purchase today. As is the company’s tradition, the new power bank is waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof, and snow proof. However, different from its larger brother, the new model recharges your iPhone and other Qi compatible devices wirelessly while retaining both USB and USB-C ports for wired charging.

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LifeProof Stories January 8, 2019

At CES 2019 today, LifeProof has unveiled its new LifeActiv Power Pack 20. The LifeActiv features dual 10,000mAh batteries with a 74-watt-hour capacity, packed in a water, dust, and drop proof design.

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LifeProof Stories January 20, 2017


LifeProof is releasing a new version of its NUUD waterproof case with a new design fit the for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new style accommodates the larger cameras on both models and increases the water resistance from splash resistant to water proof for up to 6.6 feet.

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LifeProof Stories February 3, 2016

Lifeproof Nuud 6s

Lifeproof announced today that a new version of its highly durable, low profile NUUD case for iPhone is on the way. The Lifeproof NUUD for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is available for pre-order from today.

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LifeProof Stories January 5, 2016

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LifeProof today has announced the expansion of its FRĒ Power iPhone case to the iPhone 6/s Plus. The FRĒ Power case combines the classic waterproof design of LifeProof’s cases with a battery pack, creating one of the most versatile cases on the market.

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LifeProof Stories October 6, 2015

Lifeproof updates its popular FRĒ WaterProof case to fit thicker iPhone 6s design [U: FRĒ Power too]

[Update 10/23: Lifeproof FRĒ Power case for iPhone 6s now available for pre-order in black for $129.99 — est. in stock on November 6th.]

Keeping your brand new iPhone in pristine condition from day 1 to day 365 is easily the best way to ensure it holds the most value when it comes time to resell it, and Lifeproof’s popular FRĒ WaterProof series for iPhones is known to successfully protect your shiny new hardware from the elements.

And typically cases made for iPhone designs introduced in even years (2008, 2010, 2012) continue to work without exception on new models introduced in odd years (iPhone 3G to 3GS, iPhone 4 to 4S, iPhone 5 to 5s), but the stronger aluminum body and pressure sensitive touch display used on this year’s iPhone models means some close fit cases for iPhone 6 won’t be compatible with iPhone 6s.

That’s the case with the very precise FRĒ WaterProof case. To remedy the iPhone 6 version’s incompatibility on this year’s iPhone models, Lifeproof has redesigned its FRĒ WaterProof series with new dimensions that fit both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

Available for pre-order from $79.95 and shipping at the start of November, the updated FRĒ WaterProof iPhone 6/6s case is sold in 6 color combinations and still resistant to intrusion from water, dirt, snow, and drops. Notably, the FRĒ WaterProof iPhone 6s case is also fully compatible with the faster Touch ID sensor as well as 3D Touch.

Most users won’t recognize the tiny differences in dimensions between each version, but be sure to opt for the new version if you have or plan on using the s-series iPhone 6. Last year’s model (check out our review here) can be had from $60.33 on Amazon, but note that it will not work with the newest iPhones.

LifeProof Stories May 20, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Spigen iPhone 6 cases from $4, Apple refurb iPad Air 2, LifeProof iPad Case $40, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases from $4 Prime shipped: Clear, Aluminum, Wallet style, more

Apple is now selling various refurbished iPad Air 2 models on its online store

Daily Deals: LifeProof Nüüd iPad 2/3/4 Case in White/Grey $40, Toshiba 1TB Portable HDD $50, more

Apple drops refurbished 5K iMac pricing down to lowest ever in light of today’s announcement

$100 iTunes gift card for $80 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

More new gear from today:

Roku discounts each of its streaming media players by $10, new Roku 3 w/ voice search down to $90 shipped

Now any Xbox One can receive over-the-air HD channels with this new bundle from Microsoft

  • New! Games/Apps: Living Earth, Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run & Duet Game $1 ea, more
  • New! 4-Port 48W/9.6A Smart USB Car Charger $9 (Reg. $13), more
  • New! NETGEAR Essentials Edition 500 Mbps Powerline Starter Kit $30 (Orig. $45)

More deals still alive:

DODOcase handcrafted iPad and iPhone cases 50% off: iPad mini slim case $20, iPhone 6 wallet sleeve $25, more

New products & more:

LINKA will keep your bike secure and unlock it when you walk up with your iPhone

 Apogee’s new aluminum USB headphone amp and portable DAC is now available

LifeProof Stories April 22, 2015

LifeProof has become a household name in the iPhone accessory world since debuting its first ultra-protective case in 2011. The company has continued improving its waterproof cases with each new version of the iPhone. With the iPhone 5, LifeProof introduced its Nüüd series, which offers protection from water, snow, dirt, and shock while still exposing the display. We took a look at it last summer, noting that its an excellent choice for the adventurous iPhone user, albeit a bit bulky. It’s still available for $48.

With the iPhone 6, Apple presented LifeProof with a new challenge. The large, thin form factor of the iPhone 6 meant that LifeProof would have to work incredibly hard to develop a case that maintained a manageable form factor, while offering the same protection that users of the case have come to expect. We reviewed the LifeProof Fre for the iPhone 6 earlier this year and pointed out that it was a well thought out option, but that the Nüüd model would be very much welcomed. I’ve recently been testing the LifeProof Nüüd case for the iPhone 6. Here’s what you need to know:

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LifeProof Stories March 26, 2015

Wired video abuses ultra-protective iPhone cases, two withstand slams, one even survives falling safe


Most cases will protect your iPhone during regular use, and many can handle accidental drops and a little abuse, but very few can withstand deliberate punishment. An amusing new Battle Damage video from Wired uses abusive tests to crown the “toughest iPhone case ever” from four different ultra-protective models: Griffin’s $50 Survivor,* LifeProof’s $80 Fre, Lunatik’s $125 Taktik Extreme, and Otterbox’s $50 Defender. The iPhone 5 units inside the Griffin Survivor and LifeProof Fre don’t make it through the first test, a hard smash of the encased iPhone on a hard floor, but Lunatik’s Extreme and Otterbox’s Defender go onto a second test: attempting to withstand a 50-pound safe while standing in a completely vertical position.

Unless you’re planning to drop a safe on your upright iPhone, the smaller and more affordable Defender seems like a smarter choice. But only Lunatik’s metal-reinforced Extreme survived the safe-dropping test; an iPhone 6 version hasn’t yet been released. Most people will do just fine with regular iPhone cases (or great iPhone battery cases), but if you want something that can protect against Looney Tunes-like antics, check out the video for some nice camera work and screen-shattering fun.

[* Note: Wired claims that the Griffin Survivor case shown in the video is Survivor Slim, but it looks more likely to be Survivor + Catalyst, a now-discontinued $80 model that was marketed as waterproof. Thanks, Nick!]

LifeProof Stories January 14, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: LifeProof iPhone 6 cases 26% off, D-Link iOS WiFi camera $25, new 3DS XL preorders, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

LifeProof frē waterproof iPhone 6 case in multiple colors: $59 shipped (26% off)

Wireless Surveillance Cameras: D-Link $25 shipped (orig. $120), TRENDnet $50 shipped (Reg. $70)more

New Nintendo 3DS XL arrives Feb. 13 for $200-$230, Super Mario Series + Wave 4 Amiibo coming

Apple-certified MFi 3.3ft Lightning USB Cable: $8, 5 ft: $7 Prime shipped

Small States: Bison Made crafts heirloom quality iPhone 6 wallets and other men’s accessories

More new deals:

More deals still alive:

Software bundles/app deals/more:

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LifeProof Stories December 11, 2014


LifeProof pioneered the waterproof, shockproof iPhone case in 2011 when the original LifeProof protected the iPhone 4/s from dropping it on the ground, smothering it in ketchup, mustard, and dirt only to successfully rinse it off in a fish tank. We were had then and watched as the company grew into an iPhone case powerhouse which drew copycats and eventually an acquisition by OtterBox last year.

I’ve had LifeProof’s new Fre iPhone 6 case since it debuted last month and have put it through all kinds of torture tests, most notably my three-year-old who likes to watch Ben and Holly in the bath tub and six-year-old who sees no problem sled riding and skiing with a smartphone (Read: GPS tracking device).

The bottom line?  It continues to protect from everything. Lots of drops, dirt, water, snow. Pretty much anything… expand full story

LifeProof Stories December 1, 2014


A ton of great deals on accessories for iPhone, iPad and Macs have gone live today for Cyber Monday in addition to the many Black Friday deals still running from the weekend. Today is your last chance to get in on most of these discounts and in some cases might be your last chance to get your hands on these products before the holidays.

Head below for our roundup of the best deals available today on cases and accessories for your Apple device.  expand full story

LifeProof Stories November 19, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 $489 w/ $100 gift card, iPhone 6 discounts, Retina MacBook Pro (2013) $1149, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:


16 GB iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi model): $489 + get a $100 gift card (orig. $499)

iPhone deals at Walmart:

  • Get a $75 Walmart gift card when you buy a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6 (16 GB) priced at $179 on contract (orig. $199)
  • iPhone 5s (16 GB) priced at $79 (orig. $99)

Apple 13.3-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2013) 2.4GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,149 shipped (orig. $1,399)

First look: LifeProof starts taking orders for its waterproof iPhone 6 frē case

Amazon offers $40 off Kindles, Fire TV and more w/ Prime membership purchases

Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

Small States – TM1985: former Ralph Lauren designer goes American made w/ elegant backpacks, $407 giveaway + 25% discount

Other new deals:

More deals still alive:

Black Friday:

We’re updating our email newsletter with Black Friday/holiday shopping ideas and savings

Top leaks:

All other leaks/info:

New products/ongoing promos:

LifeProof Stories September 25, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Air (refurb) $599 from Apple, LifeProof iPad cases from $23, Sharp 39″ HDTV $250, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals: Last Call updates:


Logitech Ultimate Ears 500vm Noise Isolating Headset w/ Mic & Controls $14 shipped (Reg. $30+)

iPad cases:

Sharp AQUOS 39-inch 1080p LED HDTV $250 shipped (orig. $420)

Google Chromecast streaming media player refurb: $15 shipped AC (Reg. $35)

Roundup: the best ultra tough Lightning cables for your new iPhone 6/6 Plus

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 (digital download) $100 (Reg. $200)

Small States: The jamstik wireless MIDI guitar controller for iPad, iPhone and Mac, $560 worth of giveaways

Other new deals:

More deals still alive:

More iPhone 6/6 Plus deals, accessories, and trade offers:

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LifeProof Stories July 9, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: LifeProof nüüd for iPad mini $30, VIZIO/Sony sound bars from $175, Blek for iOS $1, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call updates:

Daily Deals: LifeProof nüüd Cases for iPad mini: $30, 7800mAh Portable Charger: $35more

Refurbished Bluetooth sound bars w/ subs: 42″ VIZIO $175 (Reg. $330 new), 46″ Sony $200 (Reg. $370 new)

Games/Apps: Cut the Rope Experiments $1 (Reg. $2), Blek $1 (Reg. $3), iOS freebiesmore

Other new deals:

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Apple deals:

Smart home deals:

New products/ongoing promotions:

LifeProof Stories June 15, 2014

Father's Day Giveaway

Update: Entries are now closed and we’ll be contacting the winners momentarily.

It’s Father’s day once again and to celebrate, we’re giving away a total of 13 products, including cases from OtterBox, LifeProof, and Griffin, as well as other prizes including some wireless Bluetooth speakers, a couple of iPhone speaker docks and more. Read on to learn how to enter…

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LifeProof Stories June 14, 2014


This case has been around for a while, and frankly, I’ve always been a no-case kind of guy. But when I found myself not being as careful with my now almost two-year old iPhone 5, I thought that maybe I should just go all the way. Maybe I should get ahold of one of the more protective cases out there, without going off the deep end and getting something would provide more protection than I need.

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LifeProof Stories May 14, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Roku LT $37, iPad mini 32GB $300, uNu iPhone 5/5s battery case w/ wireless charging $60, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Roku LT Streaming Media Player $37 shipped (Reg. $50)

Apple iPad mini 32GB WiFi (black or white): $300 shipped (orig. $429)

uNu Aero 2,000mAh iPhone 5/5s battery case w/ wireless charging pad: $60 shipped (reg. $100)

Bose OE2i On-Ear headphones w/ mic & controls $100 (orig. $180), more from Plantronics and Beyer Dynamic

Save 25% on LifeProof waterproof cases for iPhone 5s/5c/5

Other deals from today:

  • New! Home Deals: Philips Automatic Espresso Machine $360 (Reg. $1600), KitchenAid Stand Mixer $230 (Reg. $350), more
  • New! Eyefi Mobi 16GB SDHC memory card w/ 1-year of Eyefi Cloud for $100 shipped ($130 value)
  • New! Games/Apps: Titanfall (all platforms) $40 shipped, Wii U Skylanders console bundle $199, Toon Shooters FREE, more iOS freebies
  • New! Daily Deals: WD 1.5TB External HD: $70, Beats by Dre Bluetooth Headphones: $159, Portable USB Charger: $10, more
  • New! Men’s Fashion: Eastern Mountain Sports up to 30% off, Calvin Klein 40% off, Gap 40% off, much more

More deals still alive:

New products/useful info:


  • Samsung Galaxy Rush on Boost Mobile +$50 Best Buy Gift Card: $50 shipped
  • ZTE is selling the Firefox OS phone direct via Ebay for $100 shipped

LifeProof Stories November 28, 2013


LifeProof has announced an updated version of it’s nüüd and frē cases. The cases both offer the same level of  water, dirt, snow and shock protection as the previous nüüd and frē case for the iPhone 5, but now they support using the Touch ID sensor that is built into the home button on the newer iPhone 5s. expand full story

LifeProof Stories October 15, 2013

OtterBox releases new Preserver Series waterproof cases for the iPhone 5/5s/5c

Update: Here’s the official word from OtterBox regarding Touch ID compatibility: “The Preserver Series for the iPhone 5s incorporates a thin layer of a specially formulated material that allows for full functionality of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner technology while keeping the case completely sealed from water.”

One of the the most well-known tough case manufacturers, OtterBox, today announced their new Preserver Series waterproof cases for the iPhone 5/5s/5c and Samsung Galaxy S4. It aims to provide peace of mind for smartphone users in wet, dusty, and messy environments. Most notably, it provides protection in up to 6.6 feet while keeping a stylish slim-line design.

“About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and technology is almost as pervasive,” said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. “We take our smartphones with us everywhere, and OtterBox is dedicated to making these activities as worry-free as possible. The Preserver Series is dependable, seriously waterproof protection that you can trust.”

The Preserver Series is also dust proof and drop proof for tumbles as high as 6.6 feet. All functions remain accessible through the case even though each port and button are fully protected. It is unclear how OtterBox is achieving a complete waterproof solution for the iPhone 5s while keeping access to the Touch ID sensor. It appears the entire screen is covered by a built-in screen protector except for the Touch ID sensor which could be waterproofed with the same technology found in Lifeproof Nuud cases. This would make sense as Otterbox recently acquired Lifeproof. We have reached out to OtterBox for clarification and will update this post when we have more information.

The iPhone 5 Preserver Series case is $89.95 and is available for shipping now. The iPhone 5s/5c cases are not yet available for order and pricing information is not currently known. Save up to 15% on any order with coupon code AM2012.

Full press release follows:

LifeProof Stories October 11, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: OtterBox iPhone 5 cases from $16, Samsung 250GB 840 EVO Series SSD $159, iGrill $40, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Tough iPhone cases from Otterbox and Lifeproof:

Solid State Drives: Samsung 840 EVO-Series 250GB $159, Toshiba Q-Series 256GB $150 shipped

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

Mac software bundles:

New product announcements & reviews:

  • LaCie’s new Porsche designed USB 3.0 key drive available now
  • OtterBox begins shipping new Commuter Series Wallet case for iPhone 5/5s and Galaxy S4

LifeProof Stories October 10, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: 50% off XCOM Enemy Unknown for iOS, SuperStacked Mac app bundle $35, iOttie mounts $15, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

50% off XCOM Enemy Unknown, 34% off 5-game PS3 bundle, iOS freebiesmore

The SuperStacked Mac Bundle: Over $3,000 Worth Of Premium Developer & Designer Tools – $35 today, but price increases everyday it’s on sale. Don’t hesitate!

iOttie One-Touch Mobile Mounts starting at just $15 shipped

Other great deals from today:

The best deals that are still alive:

Mac software bundles:

New product announcements & reviews:

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