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

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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23 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Faith in humanity restored.

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

10. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

title should be, Optrix Case saved Iphone..

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

7. Gawain

Posts: 448; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

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

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This. +1

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This. +1

5. rosh900

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Nice ad Optrix!

6. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Just sayin, a Nokia did this without a case.

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.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31632; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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)_/¯

13. Maxwell.R

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/Nokia-Lumia-800-spends-three-and-a-half-months-lost-in-a-lake-still-works_id48806

19. Sauce unregistered

That is a lake, not an ocean.

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

18. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

20. Sauce unregistered

That is a lake, not an ocean.

21. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Hoops, Sorry.

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Yea, cause the iphone took the hit..

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

22. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Funny thing is that case probably costs more than iPhone 4

23. steedsofwar unregistered

ugly case

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