iPhone goes for an 82 day swim, survives to tell the tale
posted by Maxwell R. / Feb 25, 2014, 3:17 PM
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.
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We opened this thinking it had happen with an unprotected device....
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 3:20 PM 6
Posts: 438; Member since: Apr 15, 2010
right...because the picture clearly showing a case and the summary that says "rugged waterproof" is soooo misleading.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 4:00 PM 6
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Just sayin, a Nokia did this without a case.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 3:55 PM 3
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 Feb 25, 2014, 4:12 PM 3
Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 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
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 5:11 PM 0
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