I am a water kind of girl. I love being at the beach, at the pool, at the sound. I spend a lot of time at the water park, and we go in the creek on tubes, on kayaks, I mean we just leave being in the water. The problem is, I need o have my phone close by. What happens if I do not have one of my kids with me, and they need me. What happens if the alien stickman needs me, since he is not a water kind of guy. What if I am with my brother and his dad has an emergency, or my Grandmom needs my mom while we are out, or I just want to take kickin’ picture, since my phone doubles as my camera. I mean the what ifs go on and on, but of course, phones are not water proof and they certainly do not work very well once they get wet.
My brother, who I hang out with quite a bit, uses this water proof Baggie thing, but there is no way I am sticking my phone in that thing. Ok, so technically his has never gotten wet. But he has never had to take it out and use it while we were out tubing, and it must even make him nervous, because he tries to keep it out of the water as much as possible.
What he needs is the Dry Case waterproof case that I just got the chance to try. The Dry Case has 2 sizes, one for a smart phone and one for a tablet. It is a thick plastic, very durable, and it isn’t going to tear easily. It has a special ear phone jack, that is air tight, and the top has a special seal that allows it to open and close but not open on its own accidentally opening at the worst possible time. Then, using the special pump, you suction all the air out until the vacuum is air tight and no more air can come out. To check the seal, let it set for 10 minutes. If everything is as air tight as it was, your seal is set. It will stay air tight a least over night. That is all there is to it.
What is so much fun about this: you can still use the phone or tablet. Listen to they MP3 player, answer the phone, user the camera (yep, that means you now have an underwater camera). You can use your smart phone as an MP3 player while you are swimming laps, surfing, kayaking. Or take a picture of your friend wiping out on their surf board, hee hee.
Normally I like to demonstrate the product in action, but it is the middle of January and I am not diving into any bodies of water right now, so the best I could do was to show you in my bathroom sink. That is my brand new, under a month old, Samsung Galaxy S3 laying in a sink full of water in my Dry Case perfectly protected.
I wanted to show how well the camera was still able to work and that I was still able to manipulate the screen to change from the home screen to the camera screen. That is the bottom of my sink taken from my phone camera while under water. Not bad! Not exactly pretty, but not bad.
If you are using your tablet, it is safe from sand, and water. You can lay on a raft and read your newest book you downloaded, or the movie you just uploaded onto your tablet. They also offer a waterproof backpack.
Now, Dry Case is offering to give one Dry Case, in your choice of size, to one lucky US reader.