March 27, 2013

Don't Drop that iPhone!

I had an iPhone 3S years ago and unfortunately I baptized it in Spring Creek while fishing the Fort Hall Bottoms. I was able to recover its functionality by using the "bag of rice" trick, but ever since then I have wanted to avoid dropping my iPhone again.

I usually don't take pictures while fishing with my iPhone but sometimes I don't have a choice since I don't have another camera with me. But over the past 2.5 years I have felt a lot more safe using my iPhone around water. This is because as soon as I got an iPhone 4 (now I have a 4S) I bought and started using a Voi! Interim case. I have a black version, but you can get this case in many different colors.

I bought this case specifically because it has a built in lanyard. When I'm in a compromised place, such as around water, the lanyard makes a safe and secure way to insure I don't drop my phone.

The case's plastic is easy to grip and the hole for plug-in adapters is large enough to fit third-party designs. The opening for the camera is large enough to accommodate the flash too. I have never found the lanyard to be in the way when the phone is in my pocket -- I carry my iPhone in my pocket, not a carrier case. I doubt the lanyard would be in the way in a carrier case anyways.

As you can see, you can accumulate a small amount of pocket flotsam between the camera and the back of the case, but I have never found this to be excessive or troubling. All phone cases gather a little schmutz. 

Conclusion: This is the best case that I have found to avoid dropping my iPhone in the water. I often hook the lanyard to a strong zinger for extra protection.  As I mentioned, I have been using this particular case for about 2.5 years now. It has held up really well with no cracking, separating, or other issues.


  1. You could always use the Lifeproof case.

  2. I've used a life zone/proof case since they came out. Bombproof, and totally waterproof. The lenses does reduce picture quality a little, but still fine for catch and happy snaps, and where there is signal, gps, checking web fire alerts (esp important in Australia), and (unfortunately) answering calls. You can carry your phone in your pocket. Or pack. Or jacket. Or on your belt. No more worries. Get the idea? All phones should be waterproof, and no angler wants or needs to have to worry about non waterproof items.


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