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.

Top Rated Comments

gotluck Avatar
155 months ago
Wow, no screen cover! Cool.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
155 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrxak Avatar
155 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NinjaKid Avatar
155 months ago
Screen Protection

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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
komodrone Avatar
155 months ago
I've always complained that I can't use my iPad underwater, but now I can!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwhittington Avatar
155 months ago
Awesome!

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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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