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Waterproof phone accessories for spring break

Waterproof phone accessories for spring break

3/26/2014

Thanks to waterproof technology, smartphone owners no longer have to put their phones away before jumping into the ocean. When spring break arrives, mobile users will enjoy the warmth of tropical waters while still being able to field important calls and texts.

Here are some of the most high-tech waterproof phone accessories to help spring-breakers protect their devices.

Lifeproof Fre and Nuud cases
Lifeproof, a San Diego tech firm, offers multiple waterproof cases, each one tailored to meet different phone preferences. The Fre case for the iPhone 5 features an integrated screen cover. CNET pointed out that this case is more trim than Lifeproof's case for the iPhone 4. The most noticeable change between these cases is that the Fre case has a translucent plastic window on its back, making the iPhone's Apple logo visible. 

The Lifeproof Nuud features a bare screen design, providing users with enhanced clarity and touch sensitivity, as CNET noted. The rubber gasket at the top of the screen creates a tight waterproof seal, allowing users to take their phones underwater.

X-1 Surge Waterproof Headphones
Innovative waterproof technologies are enabling phone owners to use more of their devices' functions in water. Smartphone users can now listen to music underwater with X-1's Surge Waterproof Headphones, which include waterproof speaker features and an in-line waterproof microphone. According to X-1's website, these headphones are compatible with the majority of smartphone models, and iPhone users can communicate with SIRI through the microphone.

X-1 Aphibx Fit Waterproof Armband
This armband is designed to keep phones secure during intense physical workouts. While users jog or swim, the Aphibx Fit wraps around their arms and protects their devices from water, sweat and other common sources of phone damage. The X-1 website indicates that the armband is compatible with iPhones, iPods, Blackberries and some Android phones. 

As CNET's David Conroy pointed out, it is difficult to create a completely waterproof case - one that can protect devices submerged in water for at least a half-hour - so even individuals with high-tech waterproof tools might want to avoid staying underwater with their phones too long.

Before testing out the waterproofing capabilities of these accessories, smartphone users can support their devices' security with guaranteed protection. ProtectCELL's device protection program covers liquid damage, so mobile users won't have to purchase brand new smartphones just because a "waterproof" accessory failed to live up to its claim.

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