Smart phones have become so sophisticated that many of us can no longer make it through our day without them. This increased functionality (and dependence) also means that smart phones go everywhere we go, often putting them in danger of damage or destruction.
That’s why we were excited to learn that mobile accessory designer Snow Lizard Products recently unveiled the Aqua Tek S: the world’s first battery-powered, solar-charged, rugged underwater case for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The design was released recently to launch the company’s Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund the project.
“The iPhone is a great device but is too fragile to withstand the rigors of the outdoor enthusiast,” said Andreas Haase, who is part of the Aqua Tek S development team, in a statement. “With Aqua Tek S [you can] take your iPhone to places where no iPhone has gone before, this is the perfect solution for rock climbers, river rafters and beach bums alike.”
With an outer shell made from tough poly-carbonate materials with rubber grips for added protection, Snow Lizard claims the Aqua Tek S will be waterproof up to 20 feet and designed to withstand drops, falls and accidental spills. This will come as a huge relief to anyone who’s accidentally dumped their morning coffee all over their phone
Also, the Aqua Tek S’ built in battery and solar charger will eliminate the fear of running out of power while exploring in remote areas. Users will be able to charge and sync the iPhone in the Aqua Tek S by simply opening the thumb screw and attaching a micro USB to the connector. Sound to good to be true? Watch this video of the product being field tested on the slopes of Park City, Utah.
In just a matter of days, the Snow Lizard Kickstarter project has gathered a significant amount of capital from interested individuals. If you’d love to see this nifty case wrapped around your precious iPhone 4 or 4s, learn more on the Aqua Tek Kickstarter page.