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The OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case Could Have Saved The Day

Updated on June 5, 2014

The OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case would have saved the day....If only it had the chance.

I got the call at 8 am last Saturday. I expected John to tell me that he was already at the boat but, when I looked at my phone, I didn't recognize the number. That's because he was calling me from his iPad, not his phone. 'Why?' you might ask (as I did). 

Well, once again, his phone had fallen in the Chesapeake Bay, releasing itself from the hip holster he wore to, ostensibly, free itself for an enjoyable dip in the 70 degree bay. And, once again, it was not in a waterproof case. 'Why?' you might ask (as I did). Well, the answer doesn't need to be reported in print. Suffice it to say there was many expletives used in the explanation.

So, for John's birthday, the first item he will receive will be the OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case. This case is the one I've used quite successfully when my own phone was encased in the same as it hit the drink last year. Along with the benefit of being waterproof, this waterproof phone case also floats which means that John didn't have to do a diving exploration of the bottom of the Bay where the crabs and other unsavory creatures live.

The OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case is waterproof to 19 feet which means that you can actually take your phone snorkeling or on short scuba dives. You can even take pictures underwater using your phone while in the case. The pictures come out as clear as if they were on land. See some of the pictures from my own phone safe it its waterproof case on our latest trip. Just look for the pictures farther down this Squidoo article.

And, with our active outdoor lifestyle, protecting our phones is very important. Extremely important, as John now realizes. At least, I hope he realizes.....

To see more items for those who love the water, check out my article Good Gifts For Boat Owners.

With a sailboat and a jet ski, John and I are almost always around water in the summer. The below items help keep our clothes, electronics, and everything else totally water tight. We've had the Aqua-Quest waterproof dry bag for 4 years now and it hasn't leaked even once. 

I highly recommend that you load up your boat with enough dry bags for everyone's electronics and dry clothes. We usually tote along one big waterproof bag along with individual bags for our electronics. The bags fit perfectly in the front of the jet ski.

OverBoard Waterproof Duffel Bag, Red, 60-Liter
OverBoard Waterproof Duffel Bag, Red, 60-Liter

Another good waterproof bag, this one is quite large so can carry enough clothes for a family of 4 or 5.

 
OverBoard Waterproof iPad Case, Black
OverBoard Waterproof iPad Case, Black

This waterproof bag is the perfect size for my iPad which I read while sitting on the beach or floating in the water.

 
Aqua Quest Mariner Lightweight Waterproof Dry Bag Backpack 10L, 20L, 30L (Yellow, 20 L)
Aqua Quest Mariner Lightweight Waterproof Dry Bag Backpack 10L, 20L, 30L (Yellow, 20 L)

We load up our waterproof backpack dry bag with a change of clothes so, once we motor over to Baltimore, we look a little more presentable than sitting at a local watering hole in a bathing suit and wrap.

 

Photo Gallery

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Picture taken with John's Android 5 phone in a dry case. See how clear this is?!Who needs a waterproof camera when you phone can suffice?Love the fish at the bottom left. He was quite inquisitive.Can't get much clearer that this. Photo taken on my iPhone while in the OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case.
Picture taken with John's Android 5 phone in a dry case. See how clear this is?!
Picture taken with John's Android 5 phone in a dry case. See how clear this is?!
Who needs a waterproof camera when you phone can suffice?
Who needs a waterproof camera when you phone can suffice?
Love the fish at the bottom left. He was quite inquisitive.
Love the fish at the bottom left. He was quite inquisitive.
Can't get much clearer that this. Photo taken on my iPhone while in the OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case.
Can't get much clearer that this. Photo taken on my iPhone while in the OverBoard Waterproof Phone Case.

Are you a fan of the water like we are? Please leave me comments. The good, the bad, and the ugly are welcome.

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: Oh, Peggy, it will happen again...it always does...sigh

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Love the pun, Virginia! ha ha ha

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      That makes a lot of sense! I hope it never happens again.

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I'd be up a creek if I lost my phone. Great product.