There are few robust waterproof, shockproof and dirt proof phones out there in the market. Choice of such phones in smartphone market is pretty limited, with most of the phones running Android. There’s no such robust device from the house of Apple yet, but what if you were told that you can bring such features to your existing Apple device. We’re talking about cases of course, and LifeProof has been known for delivering waterproof and shockproof protection for the iPhone for a long time, and now the company is out with a waterproof casing for the iPad.
LifeProof Nüüd iPad case will add waterproof and shockproof capability to your existing iPad device. As interesting as the name is, the casing doesn’t make use of a pesky screen protector in order to bring such capabilities to the device. This is what the company had to say about their motive behind not making use of a screen protector:
Cases with built-in screen protectors significantly degrade the visual clarity of your iPad and have an air gap that interferes with the touch experience.
With nüüd naked screen technology, there is absolutely nothing between you and your iPad’s screen — literally.
The air gap between screen protector and the screen definitely affects image quality, which is not desirable. Instead of a screen protector, the case seems to make use of a seal on the chemically strengthened glass of iPad. There are few cases such as OtterBox Defender already in the market which deliver high protection to iPad, however, such cases are not protective against water. LifeProof Nüüd iPad case on the other hand delivers high-protection along with waterproof protection. This case will make your iPad waterproof up to 6.6 feet underwater.
LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced the availability of the LifeProof nuud case for iPad. Unleashing new freedom for mobile computing, the LifeProof nuud case for iPad is water, dirt, snow and shock proof, and features a totally naked screen that provides a perfect tactile response and visual clarity. The new LifeProof iPad case protects both iPad 2 and iPad Gen 3 devices.
Below is a video which demonstrates the capability of LifeProof Nüüd iPad case.
The case is rated to handle,
• Full submersion in water up to 6.6 feet for up to 30 minutes.
• IP68 protection from snow and ice
• Sealed from Dirt and Dust particles.
• Shock proof with survivability up to 4 feet.
Various ports and jacks are a bit tough to waterproof, but LifeProof seems to have it under control. The case includes a waterproof headphone jack which screws in to the existing headphone jack, and thus making it waterproof. The waterproof headphone jack will still allow users to listen music, while keeping water out. The speaker opening is also protected against water. The charging port and home button also receive the same treatment.
What’s more? The case also has a glass covered camera lens opening, thus allowing users to click a pic while having the case on. You can also think of doing wacky things such as clicking a pic underwater, but remember, the case ensures waterproofing only up to 6.6 feet. If you work in harsh environments, this case would be perfect for you as it will transform an existing iPad into a rugged device.
The case will obviously modify the dimensions of the device, though it is quite negligible considering the ruggedness it adds to the device. The case increases the overall thickness of the iPad by 20.5mm. The width will be 208mm and the height will be 265mm.
LifeProof is selling the Nüüd iPad case bundled with a stand for $159 for the iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Gen. You can buy it from here. What are your thoughts on this case? Will you buy this for your iPad or choose some other alternative. Connect with us using the comment form below.