The Griffin Survivor + Catalyst waterproof box (US$ 69.99) is pronounced to keep your iPhone dry up to 3 meters low in H2O as great as strengthen your iPhone from drops from a tallness of 2 meters or less.
On a day-to-day basement we do not operate a box for my iPhone. However, there have been copiousness of occasions when I’ve wished we did operate one, so as not to be concerned about safeguarding as great as helmet it in certain situations, similar to when I’m during a beach, hiking or camping etc.
The Griffin Survivor + Catalyst (GSC) box has TPE shock-absorbing bumpers, a PET-integrated shade cover, a silicone O-ring to sign a box together as great as keep H2O out, as great as a polycarbonate frame. Though light, it feels stout — generally with an iPhone inside it. Two nylon latches close a box together, there’s a assign pier doorway as great as volume control, home symbol as great as energy button. It additionally comes with a lanyard to insert to a case.
On a behind row of a GSC have been dual latches which recover a behind row from a rest of a case. The silicon O-ring sign wraps around a edges of a behind panel.
The GSC comes with dual large-print A3 pages of instructions as great as a splendid red rapt label placed inside of a box which tells we to follow a instructions precisely or there will be “damage to your device.”
I’ve never used a waterproof box before, so we review a instructions by unequivocally carefully. Griffin tells we to do a exam upon a box each time we operate it to have certain a sign is total as great as a box isn’t shop-worn in anyway. This involves checking for repairs or dirt inside of a case, a latches as great as buttons, as great as convention it yet a iPhone inside as great as submerging it in H2O for thirty minutes. If we see H2O froth entrance from a box true divided there’s a complaint with a sign or a box is damaged. If there have been no air froth as great as after thirty mins we mislay a box as great as there’s no H2O benefaction inside, you’re great to go during fixation your iPhone in a case. Of march once you’ve extrinsic your iPhone we need to have certain a sign is wash out with a box again as great as check it all fits snugly together.
I did a exam as great as found no air froth or signs of H2O in a box after thirty minutes. So we took a thrust as great as put my iPhone 5 in to a box just as prescribed in a instructions. It’s regularly a tiny frightening to place costly rigging in harms way, yet we took a low inhale (for me as great as my iPhone) as great as placed it in my dish of water. we was demure to leave a phone submerged for as good long, so we gave it thirty seconds, corkscrew by a close shade to a home screen, swiped by a couple of pages of apps. as great as pulled it out again. Thankfully, after opening up a GSC we found no H2O upon my iPhone, yet we did find a knowledge a tiny haughtiness wracking.
I motionless to repeat a examination again, yet this time operate a little hankie paper instead of my iPhone, as great as leave a box in H2O for most longer than thirty seconds. Unfortunately, after about 40 mins we did notice there were a little tiny droplets of H2O inside of a box as great as tools of a hankie paper were damp. we can usually pretence which this time turn we didn’t utterly get a public of a box right. If you’re ever in doubt, Griffin has an endless range of await articles as great as videos upon how to exam as great as demeanour after a GSC
In conditions of insurance opposite a elements as great as random drops, a GSC unequivocally stands up as great as we can’t error it. If my iPhone were to tumble in water, it would be stable great upon a bad day if not wholly upon any other. The box patently adds a little bulk to your iPhone, yet I’ve seen as great as used bulkier cases. It’s not homely as great as Griffin says it will be releasing a little some-more brave colors subsequent year. The lanyard connection is a unsentimental addition, too.
- Good to glorious insurance from drops as great as a elements, together with dust, silt as great as water.
- Protects your iPhone in submerged water
- Good seeking as great as organic for a box of this design
- Light weight
- Somewhat difficult routine to safeguard a box is wholly waterproof
- There have been still times when a little H2O might get by if a box isn’t fabricated as great as tested properly.
Who’s it for?
Those who operate their iPhone in impassioned environments as great as do not wish to be concerned about repairs from a elements.