LifeProof Fre iPhone 6 case

These days, when you hear the word “waterproof” in reference to a smartphone case, chances are it is actually more likely water-resistant, not waterproof. There is a very important distinction between the two. Water-resistant means it can get rained on, while waterproof means it meets the universal standard for still working after being submerged to a certain depth of water for a certain length of time.

LifeProof’s Frē series iPhone 6 case is as waterproof as a case can get and still provides access to the screen and all usable ports. Whether you are diving into the Caspian Sea, skiing down the Alps, or attending an outdoor wedding in November, this case has you covered.

This ultra protective case completely encloses the iPhone 6 in a cocoon of durable materials. It is waterproof up to 6.6 feet (two meters) for as long as one hour. It is designed to keep even the smallest of dust particles from invading your sensitive ports.

The device has received the highest rating for the international standard for Ingress protection, which means it can also withstand a flurry snowstorm for up to eight hours.

Unlike the ultra thin cases that look good, but don’t protect from drops, the Frē passes the U.S. Military Standard for drop protection from more than six feet off the ground.

The built-in touch screen cover protects the iPhone 6 screen from scratches, smudges, and dust while still allowing Touch ID to work. It also helps keep the device sealed into its waterproof shell.

The back-facing camera is protected with an anti-reflective coated optical glass lens to ensure photos are not obstructed due to the case. Even though the iPhone 6 is completely encapsulated inside the Frē, you can still hear your music just as well as without the case thanks to the specially engineered Sound Enhancement System, which amplifies the built-in iPhone 6 speakers.

All of the buttons are completely enclosed but the case features exterior buttons so you can still control them. The ports are sealed off from exposure to anything outside until you physically open the case’s port access, so they are fully protected from water, snow, and mud.

The Frē series comes in black, pink, white, blue, purple, and red. You can order one today from Amazon for between $70 and $72, depending on your color preference.

  • Jonathan

    The screen sensitivity is horrible and the speakers sound muffled. And if you remove them and but them back on, they tend to leak water. It’s happened to me twice.

    • Garry

      thanks almost bought this case so which one will you recommend me hard durable and SLIM where i can access touchid as well and bit of water resistant as well.

    • I don’t like the touch screen on any of the lifeproof cases. Main reason I don get them. The and you need all sorts of extensions to access the ports.

      • Brandon

        get the nuud one, doesnt have a screen protector. I had one for my 5S and was awesome for playing poker apps in the pool.

    • Tyler Smith

      I’ve never had that happen. like ever. but thats terrible to hear.

    • RayRayBeav

      I’ve had the LifeProof Frē for my iPhone 6. Never had a problem with the screen or at all. Absolutely love the LifeProof cases, although I wish I could use any charger, as I was able to with my LifeProof case for my 5c. Now I’m stuck using only the original Apple Lightning charger.

  • pnh

    “Whether you are diving into the Caspian Sea…this case has you covered.” “It is waterproof up to 6.6 feet”.

    Not much of a diver, are you?

  • AnArcticMonkey

    Anyone thinking of buying a Lifeproof case please look at the reviews before you buy it (not this one). There have been many complaints about them.

  • Tyler Smith

    I have this one and i love it. To an extent. it is a nice case and does what it is supposed to do do not get me wrong. but i wish that i had gotten the nüüd case it seems to be so much cleaner and easier than the frē.

  • Jeremy Spencer

    Spelt *metre

    • It’s spelled meter in the US.

      • Jeremy Spencer

        Oh, sorry for the confusion. Weird though that the USA has different spelling for a unit of measuremnent that their nation does not use.

      • Andrew

        I find that amusing as well. In Canada we spell it “metre” as well.

      • Noohar

        The ROW spells it as “metre” as well.

      • Jeremy Spencer

        I am Canadian as well. I’m pretty sure everyone spells it “metre” except for Americans. Are Canadians the only ones who spell “centre” not “center”

      • John

        Hi. I’m from Australia.
        I’m with you all the way on the spelling.

        Americans have some odd spellings for words like “color” and let’s not get started on imperial v. metric measurements.

  • andyr354

    When hiking I just keep my phone in a ziplock back during the times I need it. Works great and super cheap.

    • John

      This is a pretty awesome idea. I assume you take it out of the bag when you need to use it?

      Does it ever rip or water leak in?

      • andyr354

        Freezer bags are tough. The screen works fine right through most bags, I was amazed myself.

  • Chris Gilmore

    Absolutely LOVE the Nüüd Lifeproof. I’ve had them for my 5 and 5s. Now I have a 6 and am still debating. It’s just a lot of money and I like my iPhone with no case. But I do love not having to worry about laying my phone down to hard or something. Anyway, I would say this is an amazing phone case and works perfect for what it’s for.

  • Utrarunner5

    Got a the Nuud Version and its amazing. But one thing, Never buy it from amazing. they are usually fake. and have no warranty that way.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    I had a life proof on my 5 and 5/s. They had to be replaced several times and I even had one fail in a pool. Great case though, I just didn’t trust it for underwater use.