I’m the individual that’s on a first-name basis with the techs at my Microsoft and Apple stores. I’ve lost 3 computers and a phone to bathtubs, washing machines and a swimming pool. But more so, I never seem to pack my tech correctly if I’m running a quick errand. To put it frankly, water and my handheld electronics are sworn enemies.

Enter, DryCASE. I first learned about the DryCASE during CES2012. Against my better judgement at the time, I drowned my iPad in the hotel bathtub to have it come out, without one spec of water on it. Since then, I’ve been a follower of their other products, waterproof headphones and backpacks.

 

DryCASE Features: 

Waterproof Vacuum Seal

Crystal Clear for taking Photos

Stereo Headphone & Mic Jack

Neoprene Armband Included

Works with any Phone or MP3

Tested to 100 Feet for 1 Hour

 

About The DryCASE: 

DryCASE is a flexible, crystal clear waterproof bag that allows complete use of your Smartphone while keeping it dry and clean. Simply pump out all the air with the easy to use hand pump and the bag will vacuum seal around the Smartphone and become completely waterproof. The air tight seal guarantees that the Smartphone will stay dry even when submerged underwater. Every DryCASE comes with our neoprene activity arm band for water sports, and is crystal clear so pictures can be taken through it while using the other side.

 

My Take: 

What sets apart the DryCASE from other waterproof holders for phones or tablets, is the vacuum sealing and the waterproof stereo and microphone 3-way jack. Meaning, I could listen to my music, anywhere. Whether on ski hills or the beach, DryCASE seems to be the product to help protect non-easily replaceable technology. And, you can text, surf and play music, all while your phone lies in its plastic covering. One cool feature is that it allows you to take photos underwater with your phone.However, it’s plastic covering.

I surfed reviews on Amazon and other blogs and found one interesting point: The DryCASE reportedly leaks after 2-3 months of use, according to some reviews. However, the company replaces any case under warranty. Retailing for $39.99, it’s half the price of LifeProof’s patented cases, which feature cases that wrap around the phone and keep the phone intact, without any plastic bagging. I’ve been a huge advocate for Otterbox cases and LifeProof’s line of cases and accessories. DryCASE offers protection at a fraction of the price, which for some consumers speaks louder than anything else. It’s more labor intensive to create an airtight seal, (you must “pump” out the air after sealing the phone.”

 

*I was given a Dry Case to review during a CES 2014 Press event. It is against GMG terms to take monetary compensation for reviews.