LifeProof’s FRE case gives Google Pixel much-needed toughness

We loved the Pixel's powerful camera, but what sucked was the device's lack of water, dust and shockproofing. Lifeproof has devised a robust solution with its FRE case

Lifeproof FRE case

Google’s latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, have a lot going for them. Having been designed completely by the company for the first time, the software is optimised to deliver the best Android 7.0 Nougat experience. In our review, the Pixel’s camera stood out with some amazing results but the phone’s lack of water or dust resistance made it difficult to operate in more rugged scenarios. Lifeproof’s newest FRE case may be the solution to that problem.

The case offers IP68 protection for your device against water damage 6.6 feet under 

The FRE is currently the only waterproof case available for both the smaller 5.0-inch Pixel and the larger 5.5-inch Pixel XL. The case not only protects the device from water damage up to 6.6 feet for an hour but the phone is actually usable in the pool or sea. In addition, it also provides drop protection for falls up to 6.6 feet. The included screen protector prevents scratches in such falls without sacrificing any functionality. While the snow-proof nature of the case is an added benefit, something more useful in this region is its dust-proof functionality.

The Lifeproof case aims to resolve what might be the Pixel’s biggest drawback: a lack of water and dustproofing

At the moment, the Lifeproof FRE for both the Pixel and Pixel XL is available exclusively via Verizon Wireless retail locations in the US. Due to the lack of availability of the Google Pixel in the UAE, we are unsure if/when the cases will be available here as well. For more information, visit