GEAR: DryCase – Waterproof your iPhone
Posted by Cameron on 1 September 2011
The vacuum seal tells all. Drop your mobile phone into this clear plastic case, pump (or suck) the air out and you’re good to go. By virtue of the vacuum holding, you know your kit is protected. And with a waterproof headphone jack, you can still get your tunes or make a call. The DryCASE allows for full touch screen functionality and comes with a buoyant armband, lanyard and hand pump.
This is a great solution for occasional waterproof protection when you know you’re going to be in a wet or dirty environment, but not practical for everyday use. It’s easy to get your device in and out of the case and has an arm-band for more active and pocket-less activities. In fact, it probably won’t fit in your pocket if you had one. The DryCASE will also do well just sitting in the sand next to your lounge chair or beach towel and you won’t have to worry about anyone kicking sand or standing above it with a dripping swim suit.
When not in use, the case is awkward to store and seems to require delicate handling while traveling. It may not hurt it, but I wouldn’t want to fold the case to pack it only to find an unsightly crease stuck in the plastic or for some reason to find the seam compromised where the fold was.
Pro’s: Easy application, accommodates many devices, 100ft depth protection, full touch screen functionality, waterproof headphone jack, armband included, floats with armband
Con’s: No access to data port, Large/bulky, minimal shock/drop protection
$39.99 – Drycase.com
For a more permanent waterproof iPhone case check out the LifeProof Case.
UPDATE: Check out this great and in-depth (ha ha) review by Bob at Vagabond3.com.