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Master Geek

# 255572 19-Aug-2019 07:31
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Finally moving a family member from a dumb flip phone to an iPhone 7 Plus. However I would like a case recommendation from you guys please.  

The family member is a truck driver and spends time in the back country. So needs a case that can be knocked about, water proof, dust proof, shock proof etc. 


As an aside, found a good deal on the iPhone 7 Plus from JBHiFi Australia. Works out at around $710 nzd which is a $350 saving. picking one up today as I happen to be there. 



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  # 2301440 19-Aug-2019 07:56
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Lifeproof case from any of the main retailers, Noeel Leeming sell them.  Expensive but do everything you want, drop proof, dust, shock and water proof.  Expensive but worth it.

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  # 2301509 19-Aug-2019 09:23
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UAG Urban Armour Gear would probably be more cost effective, again from likes of Noel Leeming or JB HiFi


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  # 2301527 19-Aug-2019 10:18
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My elderly sister is always abusing her iPhones; drops from >1 mtr, drop in toilets (she insists on talking whilst doing the business), placing in tight back pocket and sitting on it. bottom of the bottomless purse/bag and worst off all, thumping the screen as opposed to tapping. That was her previous to the now iPhone 7. We insisted she paid the Spark shop $74 for a Otterbox  Strada Folio. So far so good for the iPhone 7.

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  # 2301591 19-Aug-2019 10:56
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I'd go either a LifeProof or Catalyst. 




I had both (for one reason or another) for my 7+ and actually preferred the Catalyst. 


I got the Catalyst via Airpoints - a great case and a little more waterproof than the Lifeproof. 



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  # 2301602 19-Aug-2019 11:20
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I never got on with the lifeproof ones.


I like MOUS - had them on my last 3 phones. About as slim as you can get whilst still offering great protection and the carbon fibre back is very resistance to wear and tear.


You would need a decent glass screen protector as well though.


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