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8-Minute-instructable: Virtually indestructable iPhone Case

The school has already started again , And practicing basketball ain't the best sport to leave your iphone just there , unprotected , almost naked , inmune to really hard hits falls and sweat!

So, I made a Quick trip to the thrift store and bought this Pelican case for 50 pesos ( Which is approximately 5 dollars ) So my iphone had a tad bit more protection , but I wasn't fully happy , my iPhone rattled in the inside and I didn't like that , I Wanted A GOOD , SHOCK and WEATHER resistant case .

So after looking in my 'shop' I found some Weather sealant foam Strips , These are Cushioned , And Soft Enough to hold my iPhone Tightly and securely

Then I thought " Why the heck not"!

 
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Step 1: What's Needed?

You need essentially two things :
  • A Resistant , Weather/Water Proof Rectangular Case of some sort .(Fireproof Optional)
(I Used A "refurbished" Pelican (R) Case , It was cheap enough to buy It )
(These are sold in virtually any camping or gun shop )(new ones may cost more)

  • About half a meter (50cm or well 20 inches) of weather sealing foam
( Found in the hardware section of a big store , the self adhesive version or the regular
version they both Work)

And for the tools section
-Scissors
-A Ruler
-And your locomotive system and it's extremities (ie. hands ,brain, muscles, nerves, etc.)

I Took most of the pictures with my iPhone , I was too lazy to search for the camera charger thing.

I am not associated with Pelican(R) BTW.
Schmidty161 year ago
check out this one go to apples web site and type in isurvival case
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kaelby3 years ago
this is great. I saw pelican sell cases especially for an iphone but they're not available in the UK, however these multi purpose micro cases seem to be more available and cheaper.
Gage9874 years ago
i love that case
cflowers5 years ago
Great instructable! I featured it on The Daily Hack. Keep up the great work!

Charlie Flowers
DailyHack.net
twitter.com/charlie
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
what's the point if you can't use your iPhone?
To keep it safe from falling, getting something dropped on it, or getting wet while you're not using it. You can't exactly keep you're phone on you while playing basketball, like it says in the second sentence.
I think the main reason that iPhones are a waste of money is that they are not durable. It's meant to be taken out with you, you're supposed to be seen with it, you're meant to use it, yet they make them fragile. Mindboggling. I understand the need for a case (and I'm not knocking your Instructable), but why hide something that is by design supposed to be dead sexy, easy to use, and seen by all?
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noahw5 years ago
Careful on the submersion test. I've seen those fail time and time again protecting people's digital bits in wet environments. During the summer I'm a white water rafting guide, and many people have complained about the small pelican case not being up to snuff for total water immersion. They're great for splashes and impacts though...just a word of caution from someone who has seen a bunch of those things cause problems.
acaz93 (author)  noahw5 years ago
This one specifically , Is Really Water tight , I did the test using some cotton and a pH strip
ve2vfd5 years ago
Can you hear it ring inside an airtight case?
acaz93 (author)  ve2vfd5 years ago
Yep , You can even see the screen flashing
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