We just got from our holidays and we were most of the time in the water. Beaches, pools, repeat. I’ve always wanted to take photos of the kids while they’re swimming – aren’t they the happiest when they’re in the water?
Pool selfie, anyone?
But alas, it’s always a risk to take a (normal, non-waterproof camera) or my phone near the water. I am a klutz, and the question of “what if my camera/phone falls?” does not apply to me because, it will surely fall!
Going to the Maldives with a waterproof phone case is only but logical. I mean, how can you not want to take videos like this?
I used the Catalyst waterproof, drop proof all weather case because I wanted the freedom to take my iPhone anywhere, especially during this vacation.
And I know what you’re thinking: is it really safe? My experience says, yes! My husband even took my iPhone with the waterproof case underwater during snorkeling and my phone is still alive now.
My Catalyst waterproof iPhone case comes with a wrist lanyard – that wrist strap that looks like a parachute. This awesome nifty thing not only keeps the phone secured to your wrist as you swim, snorkel, etc, it also keeps the phone afloat! Because no matter how waterproof your case is, it’s meaningless if it’s lost on the bottom of the ocean or lake. Awesome, or what??
But again, how can I be sure my phone will be really ok?, you ask.
I HEAR YOU! I was asking myself this so many times too.
The case comes with a very detailed instruction with images to show the steps required when encasing your phone. The steps are fairly simple and easy to follow.
I found it very helpful that you can test the case for waterproof trustworthiness without risking your phone. Just assemble it, close it and dip into a small bucket of water. I placed a glass of water on top of the case to make sure it stays down. After 30 minutes, check the case. If there are no water bubbles, that means it is fully secure and no water can enter and cause damage to your phone.
I know, it’s a leap of faith!
But the verdict – it works! And I LOVE it! It is a very practical solution for days when we are heading to the beach, or anywhere near or in the water. The Catalyst case is not only designed to be waterproof to 5 meters (16.4 ft) and to meet military standards for drops up to 2 meters (6.6 ft).
I got my Catalyst case online but they said it’s available at stores like Abu Dhabi Duty Free, Gridz Direct, iStore, Ace, Carrefour, Dubai Duty Free, Emax, iStyle, Jumbo Electronics, Plug Ins, Sharaf DG and Virgin Megastore (but the branch in Dubai Mall said they don’t have it when I went there).