iGills waterproof iPhone case allow divers to take it to a depth of 130 feet under water
Sporting a transparent polycarbonate shell, the iGills waterproof case is something that’ll protect the beloved iPhone during a deep dive under water. Basically, it blows away most of other waterproof cases for the iPhone because it can be brought down to the maximum depth of 130 feet. At the same time as well, there are other useful features that tailor to the needs of divers.
Specifically, these include built-in depth & temperature sensors, underwater video & still camera usage, reinforced glass lens porthole in the rear, and a few of its own controls that allow users to operate the iPhone courtesy of an all-in-one app. In addition, there are other safety precaution features on board with the iGills waterproof case – like the monitoring of underwater time, nitrox levels, and alarms alerting you about the leftover oxygen level.
At $330, it’s surely one costly investment that’ll make some people look the other way, but considering it’s a specialized case that brings forth some useful diving centric features, we’re certain that some people will find some value in it.
source: iGills via Gizmodo
1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
If you have money for diving then you probably can afford a dedicated underwater camera.
8. SleepingOz (unregistered)
"but you can't carry an underwater camera in your pocket!" nuff said
9. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I'm assuming people are not planning on walking around with the iGills as their iPhone case. It's a specialized device designed for diving and they'll only bring it if they're going diving. It's highly likely that people who even thinks about getting the iGills have a lot of different cases for their iPhones. Diving is a planned event, instead of bringing iGills just bring a more trusty underwater cam.
3. kg4icg (Posts: 70; Member since: 18 May 2008)
Here is something to think about? What is the point of going diving with a cellphone that will be rendered totally useless under water, and i'm not just talking about the cell radio. Will not be able to use the camera because aquatic lenses are not on any phone. Don't really see a purpose for this except making some poor fool who buy's 1 have $330 less in his pocket.
7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The market share for this type of accessories is very slim and not all divers owns an iPhone
4. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)
how bout I just keep my phone away from water?
5. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Accessories for the people who have much more money than sense, I think that people really do think iPhone owners are a "special" breed and will buy all types of pretty useless things for their coveted device. Guaranteed this will sell for some strange reason, even to people who don't go diving or can even swim.
10. SamWow (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
It's a dive computer too. They are $300 or more by themselves...
11. Kayak112 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
The idea is cool ,not the price tag. I think I may put my money on a new waterproof case where I can actually use the phone, it's on kickstarter called nautilus and it is only $69.
12. joseph.saint (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
I agree that the higher priced waterproof iPhone cases seem to have a smaller niche. I think most people looking for a waterproof iPhone case are just looking for something that will give them moderate protection against splashes and allow them to take photos of decent quality.