iGills waterproof iPhone case allow divers to take it to a depth of 130 feet under water

iGills waterproof iPhone case allow divers to take it to a depth of 130 feet under water
There aren’t that many iPhone cases that allow users to take their prized possession into the water, but with the few we’ve been able to check out, most of them are only limited to a few feet below the surface of the water – like 6 feet under water at the most. Well, if you’re a diver and all, this is is far from being adequate. Luckily though, there is a solution that’ll ensure they’ll be able to bring along the smartphone into the deepest of dives.

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

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13 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Feb 27, 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.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nice accessory for plumbers.

3. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 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: Dec 05, 2011

I wonder... The market share for this type of accessories is very slim and not all divers owns an iPhone

4. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

how bout I just keep my phone away from water?

5. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

6. rivhop

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 2012

$330 can buy good waterproof camera.

10. SamWow

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

It's a dive computer too. They are $300 or more by themselves...

11. Kayak112

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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: Dec 04, 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.

13. Davidhd

Posts: 15; Member since: May 13, 2015

i like my ZZKKA brand waterproof case, i buy from amazom. if you guys how want it. i can do recommed.search "zzkka" on amzon.com haha.

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