Seven waterproof cases for smartphones – how deep can you take them?
Great for outdoor trips – especially if your phone is your main camera – most cases offer protection against drops. Some are merely splash-proof, while others can be used with confidence while skiing, fishing and swimming
Thule Atmos X5
If your adventures include total water submersion, you can’t go far wrong with this snap-on, Swedish-designed tough case (HK$598), which also boasts screen impact protection. It’s available for the iPhone 6/6S or 6 Plus/6S Plus. Available at Ideal Digital, Sim City, Shan Tung Street, Mong Kok, tel: 2332 4222.
This case for all models of iPhone (HK$748) is submersible to two metres and uses an anti-reflective, optical-glass lens cover to prevent any loss of detail in photos. The phone’s Touch ID button remains usable, as does the touch-screen itself. Find it at the Apple Store, Causeway Bay, 500 Hennessy Road, tel: 3979 3100
OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case
Great for swimming, fishing and sailing, this simple plastic-bag-style case (HK$143.49) uses a fold-over fastener and works at depths of up to 6 metres. Fits all phones measuring 6.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Sold by hk.mobilefun.com
Tech21 Patriot Case
While its BulletShield screen protector is handy when using the phone outdoors, this tough case for the iPhone 5/5s/SE (HK$398) also has energy-absorbing material around the entire case to protect against drops, which makes it splashproof. Comes with a belt holster. Available at apple.com/hk
Ghostek Atomic 2.0
Available in pink, red or silver, this durable case (HK$422.49) designed for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is waterproof down to a depth of one metre for up to 10 minutes. Also includes a built-in screen protector. Available it at hk.mobilefun.com.
Created for the LG G5, this case (HK$620) protects against dirt, snow, drops and, of course, water, with a screen cover and cut-outs for all buttons and the phone’s camera. Find it at lifeproof.asia.
Incase Sports Armband
Ideal for joggers and cyclists, this simple armband (HK$298) for the iPhone 6/6S or 6 Plus/6S Plus is sweatproof and still allows the touch-sensitive screen to be navigated. Also includes a reflective detail for safety in low light. Sold by the Apple Store, Causeway Bay, 500 Hennessy Road, tel: 3979 3100.