Global TV: Lifeproof iPhone Cases

Each week I join the Sunday Morning News on Global Calgary to talk the latest in tech, gadgets, and to walk you through the ways you can make the gadgets you already own work better.

Here are the segment notes and links from March 25, 2012:

The Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S Case [$79.99] means business. The first thing you see opening it up is a serious CAUTION sticker across the back of the case. While $79.99 may sound like an expensive price to pay for an iPhone case, if you live an extreme lifestyle and take your iPhone with you, it’s a small insurance price to pay versus the replacement costs of your iPhone. Heck even if you don’t live an extreme lifestyle, this case will protect you from the everyday accidents that could see you facing almost $200 just to replace a cracked screen.

The Lifeproof Bike and Bar Mount [$39.99] will let you use your iPhone as a bike computer. The bike and bar mount is simple to install and promises to fit everything from road and mountain bikes to quads, snowmobiles, and jetskis.

The Lifeproof Belt Clip [$29.99] is a little old school, from the days when phones were too bulky to fit in your pocket, but if you need it handy and don’t want to fish through a bag or pocket to find your phone, it serves a purpose.


Draw Something [Free] is The Hunger Games of the app store. It’s is the #1 app in over 80 countries. The user base has sky rocketed the past few months, to the point where Zynga (the makers of Word With Friends, Farmville, etc) have offered to buy the app maker for $200M. You draw pictures, friends have to guess what they are. It’s that simple.

If you missed the segment, here’s a recap:



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  1. Shawn
    March 25, 2012

    The waterproof case looks great .. I’m really thinking I need one

  2. Joe
    March 25, 2012

    Hi I bought a lifeproof case and tried 3 times to use it comfortably. The problem is ballooning of the built in screen. It terrible to deal with and since,the ballooning also makes its own noise it’s confusing. I did everything they recommended to stop and make it work. It is a known issue and I stopped using it and went to an otterbox commuter.


  3. March 25, 2012

    I agree, it does take away a lot from the esthetic of the device. That said, to have it for the “extreme” occasions, it’s a handy add-on.

  4. “Global Calgary Tech Buzz: Lifeproof iPhone Case | cyberbuzz”
    was a great blog post, can’t wait to go through even more of
    your postings. Time to squander some time on
    the net haha. Thanks a lot -Deanne

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