When you go to the beach, take off for a boating trip, or head out on the bike trail this Summer, it's not likely that you'll leave your cell phone behind. Whether you keep your phone at hand for communication with family and friends, or for business, wilderness safety, or navigation, you'll surely want protection from water, sand, or hard knocks. The solution? A durable, waterproof case for your gadgets.
For example, this Overboard Waterproof iPhone Case
($25); it fits any version of iPhone, is totally waterproof, and you can use it while it's in the case. The clear polyurethane front and back panels let you see the buttons and controls for the phone and camera, and the sliding seal top keeps water, sand, dirt, or dust from getting to the phone. It floats (although it is watertight to 19') and comes with a carabiner clip, neck lanyard, and desiccants. Perfect for the beach, boat, or pool.
If you use your smartphone for GPS navigation while on your bike or motorcycle, this Navitech Waterproof Case
($17) may be just what you're looking for. It features dual-layer film protection for the viewing panel of the case and is amenable to both electronic and and pressure-touch screens of your phone. The case is easily installed and removed, is adaptable to just about any configuration of handle bars, and is not in your line of vision while you're aboard. Nice.
I'm a big fan of Pelican cases
-- I use them for SCUBA diving gear protection -- so this Pelican i1015 Multipurpose Case
($24) caught my eye. Fitting both iPhones and iPod Touch devices, the clear case is ideal for hard body
protection from bangs and jolts, dust, dirt, and water. The downside -- because it's a hard side case, you can't make phone calls while the (easily opened and shut) case is closed, although the included audio cables allow for listening to music. The upside? If your phone is going to be subject to travel distress, this case is for you.
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