Water and phones don’t traditionally mix (and hopefully you didn’t have to learn that the hard way); until now, that is. The BubbleShield reusable waterproof sleeve for smartphones opens up new worlds of possibility for smartphone power users; just think, now you can relax in the bath while watching Netflix without fear of losing your phone in a watery grave. If you are looking for a solution that will protect your phone from the elements AND keep it usable at the same time, the BubbleShield may be right up your ally.
Using the BubbleShield is incredibly simple–take it out of the box, insert phone, seal (tightly) and your done; ready for use. And I do mean use–what’s cool about the BubbleShield is that is doesn’t just protect your phone from crashing rapids, rain or spilled Dr. Pepper; you can still use the phone while it is in the sleeve! That is the BubbleShield’s killer feature (protection + utility).
First I’ll talk about the protective capabilities of the BubbleShield. My test case scenario was dunking an iPhone wrapped in the BubbleShield into a large bowl full of water. As advertised, there were absolutely no leaks; when I took the phone out of the pouch, it was as dry as a bone and worked beautifully. I decided to be a daredevil and skip the warning to, “Water test the product before putting your device in the product.” Luckily I had no issues, but I have to admit to a bit of nervousness before the phone dove like a submarine because the sleeve’s plastic material is not very thick; I suppose it must be this way in order for a person to use the screen while protected. The case has a nice hole in the upper left for attaching a carabiner or string/strap to keep it on hand for easy access or to make sure your device doesn’t get lost underwater.
Using your device while in the sleeve works pretty darn well. I was surprised. In fact, it is so sensitive that as I immersed the phone slowly into the bowl full of water, the water pressing against the material pressing against the string actually inadvertently selected a tweet while I had the Twitter app open. Needless to say, it isn’t hard at all to press a finger onto the screen through ...