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Protect Your Cell Phone (and Passport!) from Snow, Pools, Rain, Lakes, and Oceans!

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Hitting the ski slopes this winter? Enjoying a swimming pool or nice, warm beach? You’ll probably bring your cell phone (and maybe your passport), right? But how can you keep it dry — and prevent water damage?

We have an incredibly effective and inexpensive (like, under $10) recommendation.

Many new cell phone models can survive beverage spills, falls into sinks, or quick dips into a pool. But they’re not necessarily built to spend long periods of time submerged underwater.

An iPhone 6S Plus is dipped into a swimming pool and protected with a YOSH waterproof cell phone pouch.

My wife and I bring our phones pretty much everywhere we go — including pools, lakes, oceans, and snow. (Partially for work, mostly to take pictures of our daughter. 🙂 ) We protect our phones with YOSH waterproof cell phone pouches.

Pack of two on sale at Amazon for about $8!

We love giving these as gifts to friends and family going on trips to beaches or ski resorts.

My iPhone stayed dry while we went sledding in North Dakota this past Christmas!
My iPhone stayed dry while we went sledding in North Dakota this past Christmas!

Our phones have never once gotten wet during the dozens of times we’ve used the sleeves.

A dry iPhone 6s Plus after being removed from a YOSH waterproof cell phone case.

In fact, our nieces and nephews have recorded videos of themselves jumping off diving boards and splashing into pools. The sound recording works just fine and video looks great. (The kids have the videos; otherwise, I’d post some. Maybe I’ll do a demonstration this summer 🙂 ).

Little girl swimming. Picture taken using a YOSH waterproof sleeve.
Photo taken with a YOSH waterproof pouch holding my iPhone.

YOSH is just one company making waterproof cell phone cases. You can see on this page the dozens of other options. Most appear to work exactly alike.

Protect Your Passport from Rain and Snow!

You don’t want to get your passport wet.

Most of the waterproof pouches should hold a passport just fine. So if you venture to a foreign country, this is one way to keep your passport dry if you encounter precipitation.

A United States passport is protected by a YOSH waterproof cell phone case / pouch.

Do You Have a Case?

Share your thoughts and tips in the below Comments section!

–Chris

 

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1 Comment

  1. Bob LeBreux Reply

    Regarding the YOSH cell phone protector, I offer the following: About 3 or 4 years ago, I bought a similar case (but not the YOSH brand) on-line. It looks just like the one you have pictured, right down to the closures. It was advertised as waterproof down to 15 feet and able to float with a phone in it. I used it without issue for over 3 years but never did get it wet. Then last summer, it took a pretty good splash-over while strapped to my SUP. No worries, right? After all, it never even got dunked. Well, when I got back to shore I noticed something didn’t look quite right. Sure enough, water had found its way in. Luckily, not enough to damage my phone. When I got home I dried the case out thoroughly, placed a blue paper towel in it, carefully examined the sealing surface and buttoned it up. I placed under a few inches of water and after a short time, water intrusion was evident. Again, no visible damage to the case. Now I’m not complaining about this product and in fact intend to purchase a new one soon. I would warn anyone using a waterproof case to examine it before each use and test it at the start of each new season. To quote President Ronald Reagan: “Trust but verify”!

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