If you’ve ever experienced an iPhone death brought on by the cold blue waters of the beach or swimming pool, you know the horrible pain I’m talking about. In an instant, you not only ruin an expensive gadget, but also lose all the precious data stored in it (unless you have a backup somewhere. In that case, bravo!)
Anyway, if it happens, it’s not fun. But here’s a solution for you, we’ve found 5 amazing waterproof phone cases you need. These will save you plenty of heartaches and a possible empty wallet.
1. Benzitech iDry Case
There are a lot of versions of a waterproof pouch available, but the Benzitech seems to be a sturdy option for keeping gadgets safe and dry for outdoor adventures. It fits an iPhone, a variety of Samsung gadgets and they even have one for the iPad. Slip your gadget inside and the airtight seal will keep it protected. Also comes with an armband, neck strap and waterproof earbuds.
2. Preserver Series Otterbox Case
For protective smartphone cases, Otterbox is one of the leading names out there. The Preserver Series is dubbed as the ‘seriously waterproof’ set. It works great for iPhone 4 as well as the iPhone 5. There’s also a case fit for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5. The Preserver can handle up to 6.6 feet of water for 30 minutes. It’s also dust proof and comes with a lanyard for easy carriage.
3. Lifeproof Nuud iPad Case
Lifeproof isn’t just a fancy corporate brand name; it actually describes what it does for your device. Slip your iPad in here and expect it to be shock proof, dust proof, and water proof all in one! You can use it underwater for up to 6 feet and for about an hour.
4. Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones
Yep, it’s a condom for your device! Apart from the smart marketing, this product is probably the simplest way you can protect your iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy phone without any fuss. It’s temporary but can be used up to 3x, depending on when and where. It’s great for that hiking, biking or swimming event you got invited to at the last minute. Just slip this over your gadget and you’re good to go.
5. Watershot Underwater Housing for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5S
If your adventures lie much deeper than surface water, rest assured there’s still a case that you can use. For the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, the Watershot Underwater Housing is an excellent solution. You can take your iPhone up to 120 feet! It also comes with a lens bezel for external lenses and filters you want to use.
So, which of these are you taking on your next water adventure?