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August 30, 2004

Aquapac - take your phone surfing


Aquapac makes waterproof bags for cell phones, PDAs, cameras, pagers, and what-have-you.

The company guarantees its bags to be 100% waterproof, totally submersible, and dust and sand-proof.

From the website:

Use your phone normally in the case; sound and signal pass right through the case material

Airtight seal means your phone will float safely if you drop it in water

Made of tough flexible vinyl with a foam-padded rear for extra comfort and protection

Supplied with detachable, adjustable neckcord and carabiner


Andrea Sachs reviewed Aquapac's camera and phone bags in today's Washington Post; here's what she wrote:

    When we submerged our camera, we failed to completely seal the top and a puddle formed. However, once securely closed, we could even snap pictures underwater through the clear window.

    As for our cell phone, talking through the padded case was like chatting through a dense bed of seaweed.

I don't know; I suppose you might be alone at the beach and not want to leave your cell phone in your shoe while you go swimming, so perhaps this line of products might be useful.

On the other hand, why not just leave your phone and assorted electronics at home or in your car while you hit the sand?

You'll survive.

August 30, 2004 at 03:01 PM | Permalink


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Joe, life is not all about leisure! Yes, when you go to the beach to loll around in the surf and sand, leave the phone at home.

But for some this is more a tool than a toy. Living on an island we spend a fair amount of time on, in or near the water. And these bags are ubiquitous. A five hundred dollar camera or two hundred dollar phone takes one dunk and it's history.

Posted by: No Caliban | Aug 30, 2004 5:27:24 PM

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