Rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 suggest for the first time, the smartphone may be completely waterproof. While that’s great news for Apple fans, that doesn’t solve any present waterproofing problems. To offer up a current solution, here are the top 10 best water resistance cases for your smartphone.
1. HITCASE PRO WATERPROOF CASE
Of all the possible waterproof cases for an Apple iPhone, the Hitcase seems to be the best one. It’s rigid, the unique design may add some bulk to your device, but it’s worth the added weight. Hitcase far surpassed the manufacturers claims in the water resistance tests beating out its competitors.
2. OPTRIX BODY GLOVE FOR APPLE IPHONE
Coming in at a close second behind the Hitcase is the Optrix Body Gove Kit. Besides being waterproof, it essential turns your Apple iPhone 6 into a GoPro that can be used in all forms of weather. Optrix allows one to screw in a range of different lenses and various mounts to keep up with an adventurous lifestyle.
3. YOSH PHONE POUCH
At first glance, the Yosh Phone Pouch may just look like a pouch, which it is, but don’t let looks fool you. Yossi delivers a lightweight and highly successful pouch that will keep water out at serious depths. For those looking for an affordable yet functional alternative, this is it.
4. MOPHIE JUICE PACK
The Juice pack H2Pro by mophie is a case with a built-in battery pack that’s also water resistance. Coming in an array of colors, mophie can allegedly stay under four feet of water for up to 30 minutes. It also surpasses military stands for drop protection.
5. LIFEPROOF FRE
The Lifeproof Fre is yet another Apple iPhone case that meets military standards for drop protection. Even though it has a tough reputation, the case gives quick and easy access to all buttons and ports of the smartphones, unlike some other waterproof cases. For the land lovers out there, LifeProof excels at handling dust and dirt.
6. CATALYST CASE
As far as depth goes, the Catalyst Case can go deeper than the majority of its rivals. It can be submerged in over 16 feet of water while meeting military standards for shock resistance. The Catalyst is quite thin too at jus 11.4 millimeters. It should be noted that the Catalyst does not fit both the iPhone 6 6s so keep that in mind when choosing.
7. PUREGEAR DUAL TEK XT EXTREME TERRAIN CASE
With such an intense name this, one would think the PureGear DualTek XT Extreme Terrain Case would live up to its name. It does, for the most part. It only has an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance so it cannot be fully submerged in the water like some of the better brands out there. That being said, it’s ergonomic hold makes it pretty comfortable and it has Apple fingerprint sensor support.
8. LIFEPROOF FRE POWER CASE
Yet another Lifeproof case makes the ranks here again. This particular model features a battery pack that doubles as the handset battery life. It comes in three colors, is waterproof and shockproof. It also has a surprisingly nice design for such a case.
9. ZVE CASE
The best part of this case is surely the price. At just $20, one can get their hands on a highly rated water resistance case. The downside is that it’s a bit bulky and not all that sexy, however, you probably won’t care when it saves your device someday.
10. FRIEQ UNIVERSAL CASE
For those on a really tight budget look no further than the FriEQ. It’s not so much of a case as it is a bag, but don’t let looks fool you. It will fit just about any smartphone and keep them safe from water damage while you’re lounging at the beach or pool. If you are the adrenaline fiend type, then be wary of this one. Remember, it’s a pouch, not a military tested case but it will still get the job done for basic adventures.