Do waterproof cases really work? Lifeproof, Griffin, Ballistic??

Summer is here and the question we often get is, “do waterproof cases really work?”  Waterproof cases have become one of the most popular type of iPhone and smartphone cases out there. Cases are to protect so why wouldn’t you want a case that also protects against water?


Q – Do waterproof cases really work?

A – Yes the majority of name brand waterproof cases will work in protecting your smartphone while under water.  We can’t recommend all brands out there but we do have several suggestions below.  All of the cases we can recommend include a warranty that if the case is not fully waterproof then they will replace the case.  Some brands even go as far as saying that if the water damages your phone then they will pay for a replacement.  We still recommend testing all waterproof cases before you put your phone in it and give it a try. Be sure to pay attention to the suggest depth as most waterproof cases cannot be used under 5 or 6 feet.

Q – Is a waterproof case the best case option?

A – Although it may sound like the perfect solution we do not recommend waterproof cases to all of our customers.  Yes sure we would like to sell more expensive cases but often times a waterproof case is not worth using the entire year so that you can take your iPhone to the lake one day a year.  Waterproof cases at times can muffle sound slightly and can be annoying to some customers.  We recommend using it more like a tool where you put a waterproof case on while in wet situations and use a regular case most of the time.

Q – What are the best waterproof cases?

A – Our favorite waterproof case is the Griffin Survivor + Catalyst.  We most like the responsiveness of the touch screen and this case muffles the sound the very least of all waterproof cases.  We also like the Incipio Atlas ID as it allows for the touch ID functionality and how Incipio will replace your iPhone if damaged by water.  Lifeproof also makes good waterproof cases although we found them to muffle sound more than the Griffin Survivor and Incipio Atlas. To see more we recommend watching our review of best waterproof cases for iPhone 5S/ 5.

In short yes waterproof cases really work and can be a great solution for protecting your device.  Feel free to contact us at and we can help you pick out the best waterproof case for your device.  To check out all the best brands that make waterproof cases click here.




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