Review: Lifeproof Waterproof Case iPhone 5

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Lifeproof iPhone case

A few years ago, I was swimming with my friend and we were able to take fun underwater pictures in her pool with her LifeProof case. I was so jealous of her case and wished that I didn’t have to be so cautious with my phone. I couldn’t believe we could submerge the phone and it was completely protected! A few years later as I was planning a trip to Costa Rica, I kept thinking about all the awesome water activities we’d be doing (plunging into waterfalls, exploring cloud forests, surfing on Manuel Antonio Beach). I knew we’d be visiting during Costa Rica’s rainy season and I didn’t want this to impact my ability to document the trip. I received a LifeProof case for my iPhone 5 and was overjoyed. When the case arrived, I was impressed by the design, and by how sleek it looked. I made sure to follow the installation instructions and performed the 30 minute underwater test with the case itself to ensure that there were no leaks. After successfully completing that test, I cleaned my iPhone 5 thoroughly to be sure there was no dust or fingerprints on the display or fingerprint button. Then I installed the underwater camera case. When I started using my smartphone, everything worked great — the fingerprint reader, swiping up on the display, all touchscreen actions! In Costa Rica I submerged my phone to get some awesome shots of fish swimming in the ocean.

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Under the sea with my Lifeproof case

I brought the phone with me when I explored Costa Rica’s natural hot springs. It was such a relief not to worry about my phone getting water damage during our vacation. When I asked someone to take a photo of my boyfriend and me in our hotel’s infinity pool she went to hop out and dry off her hands. To her dismay, I told her there was no need as my Lifeproof case was completely waterproof. She responded with awe and snapped a few pictures; providing me with memories of our Costa Rican vacation that I will have with me forever. I absolutely love my Lifeproof case. I can’t imagine my life without it!

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Kendall Brown and Michael Macpherson in Costa Rica

Insider Tip

To be completely confident in the proper installation of your Lifeproof waterproof camera case, be sure to follow the step by step instructions and perform the 30 minute underwater test. For additional insider tips follow Luxury Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown on Twitter @Nancydbrown and follow @Lifeproof on Twitter.

Lifeproof suggested retail price for iPhone 5 is $79.99. As always, check the Lifeproof website for current pricing and special offers. Lifeproof waterproof iPhone case review written by Kendall C. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. Lifeproof provided me with the Fre for iPhone 5 case for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Lifeproof case photos courtesy of Kendall C. Brown. Top photo courtesy of Lifeproof.