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iPhone goes for an 82 day swim, survives to tell the tale

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iPhone goes for an 82 day swim, survives to tell the tale
Chalk up another win for the rugged and waterproof smartphone case industry. Dave McGregor was off kayaking off the coast of Australia, cutting through the waves, riding along tides, all-in-all having a great time.

Dave likes to mount his iPhone 4 to his kayak to record some of the action and this day was no different. To protect his device, Dave used an Optrix case. Optrix makes a wide array of waterproof and high-activity minded cases that also cater to those that want to take video and pictures of their adventures.

Back to Dave’s iPhone’s story, Dave is riding a wave and gets turned over. While righting himself, his oar hits the camera mount and down goes the iPhone into the depths of the ocean. The iPhone continues to record video until the battery dies and then the device spends another 82 days in the water.

When it washes up on shore, a good Samaritan finds it, charges it up, turns it on, and called Dave’s dad. The iPhone and Dave were happily reunited and the video tells the tale. Dave plans to keep video recording his kayaking exploits, “I just need to hold onto it.”

Thanks Zack for the heads-up.



source: CNET

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:19 8

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Faith in humanity restored.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:20 6

2. UglyFrank (Posts: 331; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


We opened this thinking it had happen with an unprotected device....

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:26 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Never assume. Why? Because you make an... Well, you know.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:24 2

10. Astoni (Posts: 429; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


title should be, Optrix Case saved Iphone..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:34 2

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


All credit goes to Optrix! Otherwise that iphone would have been waterlogged.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:00 6

7. Gawain (Posts: 341; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


right...because the picture clearly showing a case and the summary that says "rugged waterproof" is soooo misleading.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:44

15. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


This. +1

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:44

16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


This. +1

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:50 2

5. rosh900 (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


Nice ad Optrix!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 15:55 3

6. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 35; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Just sayin, a Nokia did this without a case.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:12 3

8. Sauce (unregistered)


Doubt a Nokia could come close to doing this at the bottom of a 30+ Foot deep ocean floor with constant slamming against bottom rocks with strong currents, without a case.

Keep dreaming though ahaha.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:36 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10103; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly Sauce dudes lying. Post the link, and he gets to pick which foot I put in my mouth.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:56

12. Sauce (unregistered)


He posts the link and I'll rat trap my fingers so I never post on this site again... Too bad theres no link

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:11

13. Maxwell.R (Posts: 158; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


This is the article he is referring to, but there is some disagreement if it is actually true or not.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-800-spends-three-and-a-half-months-lost-in-a-lake-still-works_id48806

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:31

19. Sauce (unregistered)


That is a lake, not an ocean.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:37 1

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I'll duct tape my hands to my a$$

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:37 1

18. Gaurav008 (Posts: 271; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Anybody up for rat trapping fingers, duct taping fingers in ass or putting foot in mouth? Now that the link is posted. :P

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 19:31

20. Sauce (unregistered)


That is a lake, not an ocean.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 20:04

21. Gaurav008 (Posts: 271; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Hoops, Sorry.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 16:24

9. Astoni (Posts: 429; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Yea, cause the iphone took the hit..

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:49

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Optrix can now update the "Waterproof" info for the case to say Depth of 30+ feet for 80+ days.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 01:42

22. livyatan (Posts: 656; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Funny thing is that case probably costs more than iPhone 4

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 05:56

23. steedsofwar (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


ugly case

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