Lifeproof iPhone 5s Nüüd Case ReviewSep 1, 2014 · Comments
I held off on purchasing another Lifeproof case because of some of the issues I had with my previous Lifeproof case. You can read about my experience with that case in my Lifeproof iPhone 5 Case Review. I decided to take the plunge with a the Nüüd case because it removes the barrier between my finger and the touch screen.
The Nüüd case comes with an assortment of things in the box, including a block of plastic shaped like an iPhone so you can leak test the case without putting your phone in it first. That’s nice.
As you can see from the picture of the front and back of the case, there is no screen protector built into the front half of the case. Lifeproof does include a stick-on screen protector that you can apply if you want, but that sort of defeats the purpose. If you want to cover your screen, maybe you should consider the Lifeproof Frē instead.
Just like other Lifeproof cases, there is a door covering the Lightning port.
I had a really hard time getting the camera cover clean. It is a very stretchy bit of plastic that seems to love little specs of dust. I tried to use the cloth that came with the case, but I think that made it worse.
The same sort of stretchy film covers the home button (as near as I can tell). Be careful that you don’t trap any air under the film when you put the case together, otherwise it cause a bubble that doesn’t go away.
The speaker cover was another area that I had a little trouble with on the Frē because sometimes it would vibrate like a kazoo with certain frequencies of sound. I haven’t experienced that yet with this case, but I’ll update the post if I hear it happen.
My very favorite improvement to this case is the tether for the headphone plug cover. I could never keep track of those little plugs on the older case and they always fell out of the little holder on the extension cable. Losing one of those plugs was the worst. This tether is the best!