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DOES WATERPROOF MEAN SALT PROOF?

Date: Apr 22, 2013
Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink.

Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, and the overwhelming majority of that is the saltwater that fills our oceans. Add in the salt around the rims of our margarita glasses, it becomes painfully apparent that one of these days your iPhone or iPad may come into contact with salt water.

The question then is whether a ‘waterproof’ LifeProof case is also salt proof, or put more simply: does waterproof mean salt proof?

The answer is yes. When you have your smartphone protected by a dust proof and waterproof iPhone case, it also delivers the protection you need from salt and saltwater. So, if you're setting out to break the Toyota Prius land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and using your iPad to record the winning results, a LifeProof case protects against the salty dust in the air. Whether it’s dissolved in liquid or in its granular state, salt incursion is no match for a LifeProof case.

This is really good news. Anyone who lives in an area like the "Rust Belt" where they toss salt on the roads to melt snow and ice knows how corrosive salt is to metal. There's a lot of metal inside the iPhone and iPad. A little bit of salt sneaking through one of the ports could be devastating.

Of course, this is also great news for tropical island vacationers, ocean liner cruise travelers and guys who work the undersea gold dredging operations in Nome, Alaska. Protected by a waterproof iPhone case, you can take your phone out to sea, video your exploits and create memories that last a lifetime. And, with electronics, your electronics may just last as long as your memories.

Not only do our cases protect against the minor accidental splash of saltwater, they allow you to take your iPhone underwater to a depth of 6.6 feet for up to a half hour. And, if you seek ultimate peace of mind and water protection, check out the optional LifeProof Total Water Protections Program.

Let's sum it up with a little seasoning:

• Most of earth's water is salt water
• LifeProof cases protect against saltwater
• LifeProof cases also protect against granular salt
• Safely take your device on—and under—the sea in a LifeProof case