The Asus ZenPouch is a waterproof carry bag for almost any smartphone

The Asus ZenPouch is a waterproof carry bag for almost any smartphone
As you may know, Asus' Zen brand includes not just smartphones (the ZenFone family), but also tablets (ZenPad), smartwatches (ZenWatch), and even portable battery chargers (ZenPower). This week, Asus announced yet another Zen product: the ZenPouch - a waterproof, easy-carry pouch made for smartphones (regardless of brand).

The ZenPouch is made out of nylon and TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane), and is IPX8-certified, which means it can protect your smartphone for unlimited amounts of time in wet environments, or under water (though it's not advisable to go beyond 1 meter under water). The pouch features a crystal-clear front window, allowing you to operate your phone's touchscreen, while rear cameras are not obstructed - so you can take pictures and video. Also included are a slip pocket (for your card, or cash money), a hand strap, finger hook, and a detachable shoulder strap. All in all, the ZenPouch can come in handy in various situations, like at the pool, while boating, or - why not - when you want to use your phone relaxing in the bathtub.

While Asus says the ZenPouch is compatible with smartphones sporting screens no larger than 5.5-inches, it also notes that it actually fits devices measuring up to 185 x 90 x 12 mm - so you can even use it with very big phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, or the Nexus 6P.

Of course, this is nothing new. There are already plenty of similar waterproof pouches out there, some costing less than $10. Nevertheless, this is the first such accessory made by a relevant smartphone maker.

The Asus ZenPouch comes in black, or yellow. At the moment, there's no word on its price, and neither on when, or where it's going to be released. Would you buy one?

sources: Asus, ePrice



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Don't really know what to say, hanging it on neck looks kind of weird, the should have made it more compact, so it would fit inside pockets.

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If you look closely enough on the pouch you can see the following text: "Please beat me up and take my lunch money." But, I'm an accessory addict, so... I'll take the yellow one and one butt-whoopin' please.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

4. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Who needs a water-proof Galaxy S7 when you can have a waterproof bag:)

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

It's not just waterproof, you could also say it's totally liquid proof (unless the liquid u r using dissolves plastic). I wouldn't try spilling oil on the s7 or xperia, because sometimes it's really hard to get it off, but with this, it would not be such a big deal, just taken out the phone and wash the bag with any heavy detergent and so, no problem, then again, the actually use if this bag is still pretty slim for a already waterproof phone.

6. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Or two/multiple ziploc bags would do.

7. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I've got about 50 of these in my pantry

8. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

You can buy these for about $1 online, posted (TY cheap china labor)... Does the same thing.

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