Update: Now available for preorder from Best Buy in black or white for $90 with free shipping.
LifeProof has made their first major product announcement following last month’s merger with their top competitor, OtterBox. The ultra-tough case maker is bringing their popular Nuud style to the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, marking the first ever waterproof smartphone case without a screen protector. This may seem contradictory to have a super protective case with the glass screen is fully exposed, but LifeProof says the trick is in their patent-pending Screenless Technology.
…a compression lock system that forms a waterproof seal between the case and the device touchscreen – delivering complete four-proof protection while maintaining perfect clarity and touch.
The Nuud case is also “built to survive a 6.6 ft./2m. drop and exceeds military specifications for shock, drop and vibration protection.” This seems perfect for smartphone users like myself who hate to cover up their iPhone 5’s beautiful screen but need body protection for outdoors activities or even late night partying. The iPhone 5 Nuud will be available starting July 7th from LifeProof direct and Best Buy. No word yet on pricing.
9to5Mac reviewed LifeProof cases in the past and found they work as advertised.
Check out the first hands-on with the Nuud in the video and full press release below.
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