Definitely no longer waterproof!
I could be wrong but I think that if you were to go back through this blog, you’d find that I tend to write about products that I like a lot more than things that displease me. I did write a post about items that didn’t make the grade, and in fact, now that I look at it again, I see that there are a few things that I could definitely add to that list. For example, Lifeproof iPhone and iPad cases.
If you look at the post I linked above, you’ll see that it was written in July 2013. Now, less than a year and half later, all three Lifeproof cases that we purchased are toast. In fact, they all began to crack or fall apart just a bit more than one year after the purchase date. Of course, that makes them just out of warrantee* too.
Now, when I buy cheap things and they fail, I feel “oh well, my bad.” When I buy a protective case that costs about one third of the cost of the device that it is meant to protect, or actually three of them (we purchased 2 iPad mini cases and 1 iPhone case), I think a bit more longevity should be expected. Wouldn’t you agree?
*The value of a warrantee is the subject for another post.