If you’ve ever dunked a phone or camera in the water for “just a second,” and have been disappointed with what happened next, your eyes are always open for gear that will protect your electronics. I’m a not a high adventure guy, but last year, we went on a kayak/zip line combo trip with the kids. I had my camera double sealed in a plastic bag and took it out for just a minute to take a shot. Lift camera, take picture, shift weight, dunk camera in drink. It all happens so fast.
Here is a simple case that I’ll be taking on my next aquatic adventure with my new iPhone. While the
Ballistic Hydra takes a bit to set up and seal, it’s good for when you want to keep using your phone (including voice and music while near the water though not with headphones). I still don’t think I’d take it underwater for long periods, but the sealing mechanism is pretty extensive (and a little time-consuming) and does keep water out in the bathtub tests I did.
Only drawback is the price tag – $80 retail.
- Exceeding IP-68 standards, Hydra can be submerged in water up to seven feet and for up to thirty minutes
- Comes equipped with easy to access port covers and waterproof meshes for complete peace of mind
- Engineered to deliver dependable rugged high-impact protection guaranteeing protection against falls up to 8 feet
- Crafted with TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) and durable polycarbonate to meet military-specs
- Features Air Gap Suspension Springs™ to provide a 1mm gap between the case and device to further cushion the phone
- Available in: White, Black and Red
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