At physical level of the superprotected covers for iPhone and iPad in the market it is not strong much, well and generally they have many restrictions, basic of which — there is no complete protection against water. It is possible to remember such popular products as GumDrop Drop Tech Series and Griffin Survivor. Excellent, reliable and … thick, also without protection against immersion in liquid. With decisions from LifeProof a situation directly return: rather easy, water-proof, with level of protection is higher, than at a number of military standards. Looks as a parable. That let’s try dispel legends and for the sake of it I even drowned personal iPad 4Gen and iPhone 5.
LifeProof for iPad 3/4Gen. Tank, simply tank
This device impresses on a step of acquaintance to packing. You take in hands — weighty. It seems that there except a cover besides the tablet in addition lies. The second business you pay attention to rather detailed description of a device, a high-quality cardboard and polygraphy.
It is possible for a descent to pass to our video review below
Impresses also a cover and if is more exact, quantity of various warning inscriptions on it not less. For example, on this it is written that before us a reusable test plate which needs to be used before than to enclose in iPad cover. On it to pair of the short steps which are shortly describing process of check of watertightness of a device. The sticker below bezotstupno advises not to use with LifeProof extraneous skrinprotektor because they can negatively influence cover density. About it we will have a talk is sensitive later.
Actually, here a test plate in all beauty:
It is executed from flexible and strong plastic according to the invoice and to the touch reminding material of which do household food containers.
And here one more warning inscription, already from the interior of a device, on its top half:
In this case it is told about a sealing silicone ring (yellowish color) which should be precisely in own place of landing, on another complete sealing not to reach.
But that the most fascinating, such rings in a cover two. the 2nd is placed on the bottom panel. As required both rings can be taken simply as it is simple to return back: in top for this purpose there are labels on corners, in the bottom — small ledges to steam from which it is visible in a picture:
I assume that the certain readers who were not facing from that sort by products, already had an idea: «As all is difficult!». You understand, I had same thoughts, in particular when opened the summary and started to read about the first test of a cover with a test plate, that if suddenly water nevertheless flowed inside, it is necessary to pour out it, all dry to wipe and again to carry out the test, all these warning stickers. It not only is only difficult, but also, excuse for expression, stryomno! iPad not 500 rubles costs and somehow the idea a case at all amuses him to drown, and there are so much difficulties with a cover. But, in fact, at horror of an eye are considerable and all it is much simpler, than it seems the 1st 10-15 minutes of acquaintance to LifeProof for iPad.
By the way, about acquaintance. Give a little we will make out a device more in details. It from rubber is executed, strong plastic and consists of 2 halves. For tablet placement at first it is necessary to enclose it in bottom, for earlier having checked a correctness of an arrangement of a sealing ring:
Then at an angle 45 ° and on couple of mm is lower than the main half to put the highest part, is sensitive to move it forward (the special hook will enter under a tablet) after that to lower absolutely. And now the most fascinating — it is necessary to compress very much very much cover halves on each side palms that it is absolute загерметизировать a tablet снутри. Process is accompanied by rather sonorous clicks. If all of you truly made, the crack between halves will not surpass a mm shred. Only on the bottom side on the right and to the left of the socket of steam it will be sensitive wider openings, they are necessary to push there a coin and to turn — in a different way a cover not to open.
In the middle of features direct attention to openings for the loudspeaker:
It seems that water, but it not so there will be filled in. From the back the water-proof membrane which at all this does not suppress the loudspeaker is established. In other words, the obstacle for a sound is not present, and here for water — is:
The microphone is covered with a similar membrane:
The toddler of blocking of orientation of the screen or transfer of a tablet to a silent mode is pressed very hardly and not always clings an appropriate detail in a tablet. Though, I can be simple not with its jeweler accuracy arranged:
With keys of troubles was not, though they are pressed in a cover very aggressively, but work always.
The socket for earphones is locked by a special cap which is practically screwed in inside and possesses the sealing ring:
If hunting to listen to music in criteria of the highest humidity, in a set is a special adapter with the carving. Because it too is screwed in, reached socket density. Also it can be demanded, if at earphones very thick or angular tip:
The tablet port, whether it be Lightning or 30-pinovy, is locked by a cap on a loop with a sealant. It is fixed quite strongly, but additional protection like any latch is not present. In other words, if very much it to pull, when the device under water, it is possible to open a case. Respectively, it is necessary to be careful with this part of a device.
The next fascinating moment — is an internal part of a face-to-face frame of a cover. On it the rubber sealant is placed. The built-in skrinprotektor is not present. In other words, at tablet immersion in a cover in water, its screen outright conducts interaction with liquid that there is no discrepancy. It is water-proof in the beginning, and the rubber sealant let’s some water flow under a frame. Such scheme of protection is called as nuud. Here therefore the producer does not recommend to use extraneous skrinprotektor. They probably will appear very thick, and the cover absolutely will not be closed, the density will be broken, water inside will get and forgive to iPad. But it is possible to get a firm skrinprotektor of LifeProof, with it troubles will not be.
Before absolutely packing a tablet, we will carry out its preliminary test by water by means of the test panel. As I thought, all these tests are necessary only for this purpose that is ordinary to learn to collect all design and absolutely to press both halves that is called, before click.
At me process left as according to the summary. Collected all design, lowered in water, put cargo that the cover did not emerge, only reflected to throw for 30 minutes as saw bubbles:
It is ordinary did not pressurize a cover at assembly and on the one hand it densely was not closed. Took a cover, all dry wiped, collected again, drowned on half an hour, got — all ok:
Again wiped everything dry and set up a cover on a tablet:
But it is better to behold, as they say, time alive, than 5 times to read, so we look process tests of watertightness of a device for video:
The cover not easy, weighs 330 g as a half-tablet, but at all this it is executed very much аккуратненько and massive it will not call (265 x 208 x 20,5 mm). Not including that, he answers and even surpasses some standards of physical security, and is concrete, the military man 810F-516 (it is protected from vibration of casual blows, falling from height to 2 m on a firm surface) and IP-68. Usually protected consumer products answer IP-67 standard, but LifeProof appeared more abruptly. At influence of moving particles of talc the tablet снутри will be protected within eight hours. And on depth to 2 meters it is capable to sustain immersion without depressurization till 30 minutes.
Practically the hero of the review on совокупы the devil appeared the most protected cover for iPad of the third and 4th generations. Personally it caused only positive emotions in me, unlike decisions of rivals which at bigger weight and the sizes protect a tablet more awfully. For extreme criterion of use of LifeProof — this the best that is in the market, IMHO.
- very probable protection against water, dust, vibration, jolting, casual blows and falling;
- high-quality performance of a cover, excellent and reliable materials;
- water-proof adapter for use of earphones in criteria of the highest humidity and for models with the thick or angular tip;
- the detailed summary and warning шильдики;
- possibility to test a device before than to have снутри a tablet (in process you learn to put on truly a cover).
- the 1st minutes of acquaintance causes shock, it seems very difficult in assembly;
- for the correct sealing it is necessary to put severe efforts in a cover closing-time;
- hardly the lever silent modes/blocking of orientation of the screen works;
- the impressing weight.
To get LifeProof covers for iPad LifeProof for iPhone 5. Narrow, easy and reliable
The option of a cover of LifeProof for iPhone 5 strikes not less own colleague, but in this case turnaround — it easy and narrow. The box actually weightless, and on registration is similar to the version for iPad, but is executed a little more fascinatingly. The forward part leans back and in a window it is possible to estimate a cover alive.
The set of delivery is similar iPad-versions: a cover, a myagenky rag for rubbing, an audioadapter, the summary.
The cover design too is similar, but there is also a number of distinctions. So, the sealing ring only one, but is completely enough of it for so small volume.
The sticker on the back the back panel warns, say, test before installation, do not forget to twirl all caps, etc.
Unlike the huge analog, the considered copy possesses the integrated skrinprotektor that allowed to make it rather small-sized, and the forward panel — not so drowned deep into.
The colloquial loudspeaker and microphone on the face-to-face panel is covered by a membrane. It is impenetrable for water, but is not an obstacle for a sound:
The bottom microphone and the loudspeaker are also closed by a membrane, Lightning-port — a folding cap, the audiosocket — a screwing-up cap with a silicone ring:
Skrinprotektor does not influence quality drawings and on sensitivity of the detector, but the oleofobny covering on it is not present, so the finger slides more awfully:
From the back there is a cut under an apple (cool that it square) which too is protected by the integrated film, as well as a chamber peephole with flash.
Protection especially does not influence quality of pictures, but it is necessary to hold in the head that transparent plastic simply becomes covered by fingerprints, it not sapphire glass so before shooting it is necessary to wipe it.
As well as in a case with iPad-model, buttons through a cover are pressed rather hardly, but is tolerant, long to get used it is not necessary. With the lever of a silent mode exactly the same difficulties — works not always, moves hardly.
From "ukrashatelstvo" there are only firm ravines and icons on the back panel:
Because I already had an experience of assembly of a huge cover of LifeProof, I did not begin to carry out general test and for half an hour to heat a collected device without iPhone снутри. Process of vestments is approximately similar, though efforts put less when you pressurize a cover, because a sealing ring one.
All process takes less than a minute — enclosed iPhone in the lower part, put top and well pressed palms on edge before click. It reveals too by means of a coin. On own formfaktor the product is similar to Griffin Survivor+Catalyst, but LifeProof more compactly and looks better at comparable cost. Though, it is only my personal outlook.
As to physical security, at the iPhone-version it exactly the same, as at iPad-model: 810F-516 and IP-68. At all this the mass of a device makes all — attention! — 29,8 g. Dimensions of iPhone grow, but is not critical: 137,5х67,1х12,2 mm.
In other words, being dressed in LifeProof, the last phone of Apple becomes in the sizes and weight close to iPhone 3GS, but at all this it can be lowered without consequences in water on depth to 2 meters and for a while till 30 minutes, to drop from height of own growth on a firm surface and, voobshchy, not to make an effort concerning safety of the device. iPhone will be transformed to a mighty device with military level of protection and at all this is not becomes similar to a brick.
Test passed successfully!
Access to any reservoir at the moment of testing of a cover was not, so it was necessary to use a bathroom again. The device passed test successfully.
LifeProof for iPhone 5 — is a unique cover which is required not only only to the people povsevremenno getting to extreme conditions for consumer electronics. It малогабаритен also can be used as a daily protective cover, without straining the owner the dimensions. On holiday in a pampas it is good option for underwater shooting when you swim with a mask and a tube. In Egypt by the Reddish sea is that поснимать, believe. Well and in other exotic places too.
The cover of darling but is that case when the thing truly costs own means.
- very easy and small-sized, as for an amphibian cover;
- very probable protection against water, dust, vibration, jolting, casual blows and falling;
- possibility to test a device before than to have снутри phone;
- simplicity of assembly.
- hardly the lever of a silent mode works.
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