Comment on LifeProof frē by Mike.
There’s nowhere for a lanyard on this case unfortunately. Both slots at the bottom corners are for prying the case open. The best case that’s waterproof for a lanyard is $10 more and it’s the OtterBox Preserver which has a lanyard slot on the bottom corner.
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This case (the Preserver) is really good for that because it’s light and has the lanyard. If you drop it from really high up though, you’re going to be in trouble. If you’re absolutely sure the lanyard will stay attached to you, the OtterBox Preserver here is good.
Element Case also makes all of their Galaxy S5 cases with lanyards included, and they’re pretty rugged as well and some are a little bit lower-priced than the Preserver. You can check those out here:
Hope this helps.
The Preserver does have a little bit of drop protection, but not nearly as much as the Defender. 6.6 feet is probably true, but I’ve known people who’ve dropped their phones in Defenders from very, very high up and they’ve been fine. 🙂
The Preserver is not as rugged as the Defender when it comes to pressure, impact, and force. The Defender is built with a really hard shell and a thick silicone skin that goes on around it. With the Preserver, you just have a kind of bendable, plastic shell that has a lot more “give” in it.
Drop protection and getting sat on or “smooshed” will be better guarded with the Defender. You basically have two layers of protection with the Defender as opposed to one with the Preserver. The Preserver is air-tight though, so it’s waterproof.
I did not experience nor have I heard of any echoing problems with the Preserver for the Galaxy S5…
You might be thinking the LifeProof, which we warn about the echo in.