LifeProof Releases Nüüd Waterproof iPad Case

Monday August 27, 2012 11:26 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
The company behind the popular LifeProof iPhone case today announced a new waterproof iPad case called the Nüüd. The case is an alternative to other high-protection iPad cases like the OtterBox Defender, with the addition of waterproof protection (to 6.6 feet).

The most interesting part of the Nüüd case -- and the origin of the odd name -- is that the case appears to have no protection over the iPad's screen. The screen is left exposed, delivering what LifeProof claims is a better experience. The company says other cases leave an air gap between the iPad and a built-in screen protector, making viewing the screen less clear as well as making touch recognition less consistent.

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LifeProof says the Nüüd case protects against drops from 4 feet, is totally sealed from dust and particles, and can handle being submerged to 6.6 feet for 30 minutes, as well as keeping out all melting snow and ice.
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.
For second and third-generation iPad owners using their devices in harsh environments -- or in a swimming pool -- the $160 case may be a worthwhile investment.

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Posted: 28 months ago
Wow, no screen cover! Cool.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

There is screen protection, they moved to a glass screen rather then plastic on this case.


How'd you get that from this:

The most interesting part of the Nüüd case -- and the origin of the odd name -- is that the case appears to have no protection over the iPad's screen. The screen is left exposed, delivering what LifeProof claims is a better experience.


Clearly, he was talking about the screen of the iPad serving as a protector instead of a cumbersome plastic slate. Idiot.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

I've been waiting on this, not sure I like the unprotected screen as I will be using this as navigation in the cockpit of the boat.


There is screen protection, they moved to a glass screen rather then plastic on this case.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
I've always complained that I can't use my iPad underwater, but now I can!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
If this case works as well as their iPhone case, it's well worth the money. I drop my iPhone all the time, always take it into the shower with me, and just generally don't bother being at all gentle with it. The case has a few scuff marks and scratches, but the phone itself is as pristine and unharmed as the day I got it.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

There is screen protection, they moved to a glass screen rather then plastic on this case.


Huh? Did you even read the article?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Seriously, why would I spend $160 for this thing when I can just have Applecare+, get two years of warranty, and just pay $49 for a new iPad if it gets wet? I can tell you that I wouldn't put my iPad under water with this thing on it, no matter what they say about it.

In most countries you can't get applecare+.

Soon the cases will cost just as much as the product.. This case looks nice but what is going to protect the screen from that 4-ft drop?:D

This also puzzles me. I've been under impression that the glass in iOS devices is the most breakable part.
Although being naked, it's much easier to install optically high quality matte film on top of bare glass than having just another plastic layer between.
Also, by monitoring my own iphone & ipad use, I've noticed that I drop far more likely small things (iphone) than bigger ones (ipad). Now I have otterbox defenders on both. Although I also have speck's skin over my MBP, I might survive with ipad with naked screen. Not so sure with upcoming ipad mini... At least I'm going to wait until amazon sells these LPs half price...
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

You're paying a good percentage of the device's price for that thing. That's like paying $12,000 for insurance on a $30k car. Why not just treat the device like it's a $399 piece of equipment and be careful with it. Should something happen then you buy another one but it's a big price to pay for insurance that most will never need. Plus if you do drop your device in the water (why you'd have to use it near water, I'm not sure), it's likely close to the time the next model will be released and you'll want the new version anyways.


How about if you have the $830 iPad3 with LTE?

What if you are near water day to day often? On a boat, on a dock, near a pool, near a sink, near a tub, outside in a rainy part of the country? I can think of hundreds of real scenarios where would use an ipad near water.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
This is nothing short of awesome. I'd say the nüüd looks sexy too. Well worth the pricetag based upon my LifeProof iPhone case experience.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
My wife and I both have iPads, purchasing 2 of these would cost $300, half the cost of a new one.

I'd rather hold off and buy a new one with that money if we drop it in water....
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