One case. Four Proofs. That's the tagline for the Frē, the latest LifeProof waterproof iPhone 5 case. If you're not already familiar with LifeProof, the mobile accessories maker's line of ultra-protective and waterproof iPhone cases is its claim to fame.
Though other cases claim to resist water, few are truly as waterproof as LifeProof's; true for the new Frē iPhone 5 case as well as models of the case for iPad and older versions of the iPhone, this waterproof LifeProof case not only protects against rain and small spills but is so reliably watertight it actually allows you to completely submerge your phone in water.
So it's not just about protection from water damage but also allows you to use your iPhone in new ways, like taking underwater pictures and video.
But as the tagline goes, the Frē has "four proofs" all in one case, and it can handle a lot more than just water. Aside from water, it also protects against, snow, dirt and shocks. In fact, this waterproof iPhone 5 case has been rigorously tested to meet or exceed the standards of both the U.S. and U.K. armies, so it's actually military-grade. All this to say, an accidental drop probably won't mean the end of your phone.
You'd think that such heavy-duty protection would entail a lot of bulk. But the Frē iPhone 5 case is actually surprisingly slim and light, especially considering it practically acts as armour for your phone. It's unobtrusive and sleekly designed, allowing you to transport and use your phone as easily as if there were nothing there at all.
Unsurprisingly, the LifeProof Frē iPhone 5 case has consistently been called one of the best iPhone 5 accessories on the market, with iPhoneLife Magazine voting it one of 2012's best cases in their end of year 'Cream of the Crop' review. Certainly, with its multipurpose protection and slim, compact design, we'd go so far as to say the LifeProof Frē is not only one of the best waterproof iPhone 5 cases out there, but simply one of the best iPhone 5 accessories, period.