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Passed Pool and SCUBA tests with flying colors!
on August 13, 2012
I researched for a few weeks before I made a decision on this case. I'd search other models, some much more expensive. I decided on this one based on positive reviews and a video or two I'd seen taken from within the case. I got the case in and started my series of tests including:
I started off with paper towels folded up and placed inside while dunking into the sink and holding for a couple of minutes. The paper towel remained dry.
I then moved on to the neighborhood pool. After several occasions of being used down to about 5 feet, by my AND my children, no leaks, and excellent photos and video!
This last weekend was the final "test" before taking it to the Cayman's. I took it SCUBA diving in a local lake down to around 30 feet. Completely dry after 2 days of diving! Snapped about 300 photos and some video!!!
I can't say enough nice things about this case. The screen can be a little tricky to use at depth, but if you're in your camera app, it's a snap to use the + volume button to snap pictures or start/stop video.
I highly recommend this product if you're looking to take unlimited underwater/scuba photos and don't want to mess with the pricey scuba disposables!
Just got back from doing some scuba diving around Little Cayman island with some bad results.
Day 1: 90 foot dive, but at around 40-50 feet, the water pressure pressed and held in the main bottom button. The photo app still worked because I was already in it. At around 65 feet, the pressure pushed the power button until the phone turned off. I kept going down to around 90. Once I came back up, it looked like about a drop or two of water had infiltrated the case. Phone still worked without a problem. Date 1 note to self, stay in less than 50 foot of water if I want to maintain functionality.
Day 2: Snorkeling with short dives to about 10-15 feet of depth. Phone/camera worked flawlessly. Phone was completely dry after about an hour of this activity.
Day 3: 50 Foot dive (on purpose to keep camera/phone working). Button's malfunctioned earlier this time. Were they weakened from the first dive? A few minutes into this dive at about 45 feet, the case sprung a huge leak and soaked the phone.
I'm back home now and still trying to revive it. My recommendation: Good for neighborhood pools and snorkeling. Not a good case to take down beyond 30 feet IMO!
RIP my 4s :(