Toting around your mobile appendage at all times has its hazards — water, dirt, grime, weather elements, and falls, you name it. For many of you, we know that mobile appendage is the oh-so-handy iPhone 4. While it has countless excellent qualities, sturdiness through all of life’s situations is not one of them. The LifeProof Case ($70 pre-order) aims to change that by making your iPhone 4 as invincible as possible, including (claimed) protection from water, weather, snow, dirt, dust, grime, bumps, and falls. The slim and cleanly-designed case offers total phone functionality while only adding 1.5mm to the iPhone 4′s thin profile. The case is designed to military specifications of waterproofing and shock resistance and can survive under water to two meters. If you’ve been dying to take your iPhone underwater, you can also purchase the waterproof headphone adapter that will soon be available. Now we can all take our phones everywhere…even the shower. Whether that is progress or descent into insanity we’re not sure.
Kelly Montgomery is a magazine journalism graduate from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications. Before joining the team at Digital Trends, she wrote for publications including Oregon Bride Magazine, BestNewBands.com, and The Register-Guard. She was also a staff member of the University of Oregon's award-winning student publication, Flux. An admitted shopaholic who loves reading personal style blogs, Kelly is also a lover of lomography, traveling to strange places, late-night baking, music festivals, and graphic design. She makes a pretty mean mix CD, too.