Lifeproof Fre for iPad Mini
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  • Rated 5 stars
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  • Lifeproof Fre for iPad Mini
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  • Last modified: Nov 9, 2013

Review Summary:

PROS: Offers complete protection. Elegant and sleek, for an all-protective case. Affordable. CONS: None.

Lifeproof Fre 2In case you’d like to use your iOS device outdoors and keep it intact, you need to purchase one of those extra tough cases which are created to offer a complete protection. This is a special type of accessories, which are made to give your iOS device a full protection from natural elements as well as a shock protection, while some of them also offer additional built-in battery. With all this is mind, it is clear that this type of cases are perfect if you plan on going to camping and hiking for example, or if your lifestyle or work takes you on a long journeys outdoors.

In case you’ve ever been interested in purchasing such a case, you’ve probably seen Lifeproof cases. These cases offer probably the best protection from any natural element, and protect your iOS device from all angles. In this article we are going to review Lifeproof Fre – iPad Mini Case, even though you can find very similar cases for any other iOS device.

Lifeproof Fre looks bulky and heavy, but if you compare it to any other all-protective case, you’ll see that it’s got some elegance and is actually a very interestingly designed product. It protects an iPad Mini using its plastic and hard rubber shell and it doesn’t only surround iPad’s edges, but also its front and back side. This iPad Mini case also covers all ports and buttons, but also provides a very convenient access which could be tightly closed so that you don’t have to worry if water and dirt can find a way to your tablet.

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The Lifeproof Fre offers transparent covers for both iPad’s front and back side. Also, it covers iPad’s rear camera, but provides so-called CrystalClear optical lens, which allows you to take beautiful pictures at all weather conditions.

Every Lifeproof product is water, dirt, snow, and shock proof and it’s got a military-grade certification of these abilities. You can find numerous tests around the web which can help you get an idea what kind of protection this case can offer, and most of these tests are really interesting to watch. Having all of this in mind, it becomes clear that this is one very well engineered case, which is actually quite thin and sleek for an all-protective case. According to official specifications (which are proven to be very accurate), this case is water proof for up to 1 hour at 2.2m depth (6.6’) and shock proof up to 1.2m (4’) drop.

Another important thing about Lifeproof products is that these cases are made to be compatible with numerous Lifeproof-branded accessories like all kinds of straps and holders which could be mounted onto a bicycle for example, which can make your iOS device completely outdoor-ready. The Lifeproof Fre costs $100, which is a pretty good deal, and comes with the shoulder/hand strap kit. Since this is the brand new Lifeproof product, you won’t get any additional accessories at the moment, but just like with other cases, many accessories will become available in future months.


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