Monday, April 2, 2018

Cruise Gear: Waterproof cellphone case

Welcome to my new series about cruise-friendly travel gear...

"This is a great option purchase for casual
users looking for a cheap way to keep
their phone dry." - Cruzely
So, you're going on a cruise and have some great beach excursions planned. Great!

Now I have a question for you: what are going to do with your beloved smartphone while you at the beach?

One of the client gifts I tuck into client's travel documents are waterproof phone cases (other times it's a pocket size map of a city they are visiting, a small book or a travel gadget).

With a waterproof phone case, you can do this ...
Crearive Commons image gelatobaby on Flickr
In Waterproof Phone Case Review : JOTO Cellphone Dry Bag, cruise blog Cruzely offers a complete review of one such product, the JOTO bag.

It’s listed as “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon for waterproof cell phone cases. And for good reason. For under $10, the JOTO Cellphone Dry Bag claims to offer an inexpensive waterproof casing for your phone, allowing you to take it with you to wet locations like the beach, the pool, or the river. Best of all, it claims you can also still use your phone’s touchscreen, allowing you to send texts and take photos.

... or this ...
Creative Commons image seafan on Flickr
But does it really work to protect your phone the way it claims? We recently purchased the phone case and put it through testing to see how it performed and if it’s worth the money... [continue reading].

As they say, the proof is in the pudding ~ or in the silt and sludge ~ as demonstrated in this amazing JOTO recovery video:
Underwater Metal Detecting a WATERFALL - I Found an iPhone! (YouTube) - Man + River

Granted, this is just one brand, and it's a good one, but it does speak to why it's worth reading reviews and buying quality!

.....or this!
Creative Commons image jsmjr on Flickr
More on waterproof phone gear
Waterproof Phone Case Review : JOTO Cellphone Dry Bag - Cruzely
ugowear Waterproof Phone Case & Wallet - The Boat Galley
10 Tips for Using Your Smartphone on a Cruise Ship

Cruise gear resources
39 Useful Things to Pack For Your Cruise (Including 17 You’d Never Think Of) - Cruzely
14 Cruise Accessories for Ridiculously Hardcore Cruisers - ShipMate App
17 Top Caribbean Cruise Packing List Items + What NOT to Bring (2018) - Asher & Lyric
Gifts for Travelers - Just Wander and Cruise

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