Tuesday, March 22, 2016

LifeProof Fre case for iPhone 6s Plus

We got the LifeProof Fre case for iPhone 6s Plus to try out and wow, it’s great. I tried the iPhone 6 Plus when it first came out but when I saw that LifeProof only came out with the Nüüd case line for the plus phones I tried it and it just felt too big for me, so I returned the phone and the case. I told myself if and when LifeProof comes out with a Fre case for the Plus series of phones, I would jump on it immediately and there you have it!

We got the case to try and sure enough it lived up to the usual lLifeProof “truths” of being a durable case. We’ve had the pleasure of testing out LifeProof cases since they were released with the iPhone 4/4s and it’s been really neat to see the progression of case technology.

You still need the usual headphone adapter in order to use non-Apple brand headphones with the case but other than that this is a really slim way to protect your iPhone if you’re clumsy and accident prone (or if you are a parent and your child gets a hold of your phone)!

We started by putting the EMPTY case through the usual water test which they recommend you assemble the case without the phone and submerge it in water for 30 minutes to ensure the case is waterproof when it arrives to you. While LifeProof tests every case before they package it, they always recommend you do the test yourself so you have a baseline and know that the case is watertight for yourself.

Once the test was done, I put my phone inside and it’s been nice and protected ever since from multiple drops, liquid, etc. My favorite thing to do is to take my phone out in the nasty weather when my case is fully closed knowing that I can take photos and video without fear of my phone being exposed to the elements.

We also had the chance to review some of their new LifeActiv quickmount accessories like the bike mount and the car mount. The quickmount adapter allows you to adhere it to your phone once and then you can put it in any LifeActiv compatible mount which features a secure setting but also allows for a quick release if you need it or an optional locking mechanism for it to be fully secured to the base.

Note: We were provided with a case for review purposes. There was no promise of a positive review. All opinions are our own.

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