LifeProof nuud iPad case and iPhone GoPro Mount

Gear Interbike

LifeProof makes protective cases for Apple smartphones and tablets, and their products are well made, rugged and take the abuse of the outdoor world. MTBR.com tested their iPhone case, and bike mount and found them to be a great system, especially the excellent case, which I still use.

LifeProof nüüd
LifeProof introduced their new nüüd case for iPad, an ultimate rugged and weather resistance product. The case is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and snowproof, with fully functional buttons and control access. An interesting feature is that the screen is naked (à la in the buff), and doesn’t have a protective cover, so you get the true tactile response and visual clarity from the screen. Because of the seal design, you can’t use a screen protector, otherwise the waterproof integrity will be compromised. If you want screen protection, they offer the Invisible Shield by ZAAG, which fits within the inner recess of the case.

There is a speaker port on the back of the case that extracts a great deal of sound (music, movies, etc.) using the LifeProof Sound Enhancement System. In addition, the nüüd channels sound through the case cavity, which reinforces things to provide a richer and fuller sound.LifeProof offers some useful accessories for the case, including the Cover + Stand, which protects the iPad when it’s not in use and doubles as a stand. They offer the LifeJacket, which is sort of a wraparound life preserver to protect the case when around water. It offers buoyancy and extra defense against drops and scratches.

The LifeProof iPad nüüd case is currently offered exclusively at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide. It is also available online at LifeProof.com as well as BestBuy.com. LifeProof nüüd iPad case is available for $149.99, the Cover + Stand for LifeProof nüüd iPad case for $29.99, and the LifeProof LifeJacket is $59.99. A case and cover combo is also available for $159.99.

Specs:

  • Refer to the Lifeproof nuud url for further info
  • Dimensions: 10.4in x 8.2in x 0.8in / 265mm x 208mm x 20.5mm
  • Weight: 0.7lbs / 310gms
  • Water Proof: Fully submerge to 6.6 feet / 2 meters for 30 minutes
  • Shock Proof: Designed to withstand drops from 4 feet / 1.2 meters
  • Dirt Proof: Totally sealed from dirt and dust particles to the IP-68 rating
  • Snow Proof: Fully enclosed to keep out all melting snow and ice to the IP-68 rating
  • Convenient and portable: Made of lightweight construction and includes four corner inserts to attach carrying straps and other future accessories.
  • Fully functional: Every feature of the iPad is fully accessible and functional, including the volume controls, silent / screen lock, sleep button, home button and access to the charge and sync connector port, as well as unrestricted interaction with the screen.
  • Enhanced sound: Large speaker ports get the most out of music and movies using the LifeProof Sound Enhancement System. The nüüd is the only case that channels sound through the case cavity, providing a richer, fuller sound.
  • Clear photos: CrystalClear double anti-reflective coated real glass lens provides the highest quality images.

LifeProof Adapter Compatible with GoPro Mounts
LifeProof tweaked their iPhone mount and added an adapter so that you can attach it to the GoPro mounting system. The LifeProof mount has the default prongs that interfaces to the GoPro system, and you can attach it to the Chesty (as shown), helmet mounts, or anywhere desired that has the appropriate connectors. The mount retails for $29.99.

The mount only accepts the excellent LifeProof  iPhone case, which retails for $79.99.  I have been using their iPhone case for a long period of time now, and the waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof case can take some incredible abuse, while still offering full access to the buttons, touchscreen, camera and phone.

Specs:

  • Lightweight honeycomb construction with premium high-impact materials for optimal strength to weight ratio.
  • Accepts LifeProof iPhone 4 + iPhone 4S case.
  • Accepts phone facing in and out.
  • One-handed release latch for fast insertion and removal of LifeProof case.
  • Integrated lock switch to prevent unwanted removal of iPhone.
  • All buttons and features accessible in mount, including speaker and microphone.
  • Suitable for use in any weather, seawater, dirt, and snow, including high vibration environments.
  • The LifeProof Adapter is compatible with GoPro mounts including: Handlebar Seatpost Mount, Roll Bar Mount, Chest Mount Harness, Suction Cup Mount, Surf HERO Expansion, NVG Mount, Tripod Mount, Curved Adhesive Mounts, Flat Adhesive Mounts, Grab Bag of Mounts

About LifeProof
LifeProof’s company mantra is Freedom; LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets an entirely new category of products designed to give people more freedom from environmental constraints. Based in San Diego, LifeProof offers elegant and protective cases for Smartphones and Tablet PCs that enable full functionality and interactivity under any condition encountered in daily life. The registered brand name ‘LifeProof’ is inspired by the protection and fully functional convenient operation of the device in water, mud, dirt, or snow. For more information, visit www.lifeproof.com.

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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