Waterproof phone cases run around $70 a pop. Sometimes more.
Who has two thumbs and is w-a-a-a-a-y too cheap for that? Go on, take a guess.
Plus, there just aren’t that many occasions where I feel the desire to plunge my phone into water.
But as Darren and I were planning our trip to Catalina, we realized it would be a golden opportunity to get a case. Specifically, we really wanted to bring our phones along when we kayaked. We always see a loose seal, see, and I wanted video this time.
Seal video… Money… Seal video… Money… Wait. What’s this? I don’t have to choose? I can have it all?!
First, the price. It’s only $10. Can’t beat that, especially for what it is: A clear, waterproof envelope that will hold your iPhone or Droid or what have you. I even plopped my FitBit in there.
Second, it works. I wasn’t going to just blindly toss my phone in and start swimming. Trust, but verify, amirite? I put a piece of tissue in the case, put it under water and left it there for 30 minutes. Tissue? Dry. Me? E-x-c-i-i-i-i-t-e-d!
Third, videos and photos are quite nice! I took this photo with my phone in the case:
Although the case doesn’t let water in, it somehow still picks up sound in video like magic:
Fourth, even if you’re not around water, this case can protect your phone in other harsh environments, such as during a desert sandstorm. Now you can get video of the total destruction without destroying your phone!
Fifth, when your phone is in the case, the touchscreen works perfectly.
Sixth, this is neither here nor there, but it came with a stylus and cleaning cloth, too.
If you can’t tell by now, I highly recommend this thing. Get it. The only thing it couldn’t do was make me more adept at grabbing my phone quickly to capture video of the seal that swam right past us. Dammit!
Note: Updated review here.
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