Testing a LifeProof Fre waterproof case for iPhone 5

I did some quick research this morning and found what appears to be a good waterproof case for the iPhone 5. It allows full functionality including use of the camera as well as communication via voice.

I did not buy this waterproof case for the talking feature, but mainly for waterproofness as well as camera use to capture stills and video of the kids and possibly on wetter photography trips.

I am writing this post on my blog with my iPhone 5 after a long afternoon at Great America’s Boomerang Bay Water Park. It was under water for several minutes, splashed on, and dipped. We are home now and my iPhone functions perfectly. I am typing thru the protective screen without much issues as other people have reported. The camera function was perfect and the video above was stellar and below water seemed to be good. I don’t think Steve Jobs intended for the iPhone to be used underwater! So far so good! I just have to come to grips with the $80 price tag! Of course, $80 is way cheaper than a new iPhone 5 64GB!

Enclosed is a video taken with the case on above and below water.

Let me know what you think! Or if you have any questions.


Hayley’s 3rd Birthday Party at Little Gym in Millbrae

We celebrated Hayley’s 3rd Birthday at the Little Gym in Millbrae with family and close friends. By the judge of how sweaty the kids were, I think everyone had a great time! The theme, of course, was Dora the Explorer! Hayley really likes Dora!

Happy Birthday, baby dupe!


Di Yee Ma is in Town!

The kids’ aunt from Hong Kong came into town for her birthday. She gets cheap flights on Cathay Pacific because she worked for them for such a long time. I think it has been 20 years. She was recently laid off, but luckily she retained her cheap flight cost benefits because she worked for them for so long. This is great because she is the one aunt who comes into town frequently to visit. The kids absolutely love her!

She saw the pictures of the GGB I took with Matthew the day he and I went on a photo walk. She wanted to do the same. In the end we didn’t hike up Slacker Hill, but we did get to stop off at the main vista point after passing over the GGB and then we stopped off at the first stop up toward the Marin Headlands.