Introduction: And There You Have It...

A dual waterproof housing for all your consumer electronics. Works great on car key remote controls, for surfers who are fed up with leaving their keys under a wheel, and having all their clothes nicked...


IgorPetrovic (author)2009-08-04

Is there a sample underwater image?

tswill2 (author)2007-04-20

Looks like it is more waterproof than photo useful. Poly zip lock food storage bags can do both. Easier and quicker. Hefty OneZip in the US and really good for the purpose. Maybe a bit of tape over the zipper to prevent accidental opening in the water..... ts

sam noyoun (author)tswill22007-04-20

I would not even risk it personally... As a kayaker, surfer, and coasteerer, I've been looking for a long time for a way to waterproof my first aid kit. Pretty much nothing resist prolonged immersion in water. We've tried Poly zip lock bags, dry bags, plastic food containers, all kinds of stuff. Try and put stuff in a poly zip lock bag, go for a one hour swim, and see what happens... The condom housing does work, but it is quite fragile however, and would not survive the coasteering treatment... Just my 2 cents worth...

him9292 (author)sam noyoun2009-06-17

Ammo cans would work well as an otterbox on the cheap. They don't look pretty though, have fun.

Tachyon (author)sam noyoun2008-10-26

Yeah, for what you are talking about. Kayaking, hiking, camping, etc. Youare much better off coughing up the coin for an Otterbox type device. They are much more durable. As for this instructable, I don't think I'd trust my expensive electronics to a condom. However, they are great to use the same way the military does. To protect the barrel of your rifle....

icemanwpg (author)sam noyoun2007-04-21

A Nalgene water bottle makes an inexpensive waterproof first aid kit on shorter trips. To save space, wrap lengths of waterproof adhesive tape around a plastic film canister so you can leave the original roll of tape at home. Pack the film canister with a few assorted medications -- trim blister packs or separate pills in small sealed plastic bags -- or whatever else might fit inside. It's a bit harder to get things out of this kit, but it's inexpensive and worked for me and still !

sam noyoun (author)icemanwpg2007-04-21

I've tried this approach with a BDH, rather than a film canister: BDH sealed with waterproof tape, inside a dry bag... it still failed.

codongolev (author)sam noyoun2008-06-23

there's actually a product specifically made for protecting electronics...

tswill2 (author)sam noyoun2007-04-20

OK sam - I was thinking more from the standpoint of kayaking with a camera I want to take pictures with without taking it out of the protection to get the photo. 2 layers of latex must not make a very good lens/filter. ts

baffone001 (author)2009-05-22

Great idea!!! I do spearfishing in < 10 mt water so i think this will be great! They sells condoms for anal purpose which are even more resistant than normal ones (at few money!). My question is: which glue did you use? Thank You

sam noyoun (author)baffone0012009-05-23


pharoah (author)2007-04-12

Great way to reuse those condoms you just hate to throw away :P

Cyrus (author)pharoah2008-12-23

Pictures come out cloudy using that method though. :)

Izokay (author)Cyrus2009-01-28

I'm just gonna stop myself from reading on right here.

eight (author)pharoah2008-03-26


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milliondead (author)2008-11-18

Why not just put the condom on inside out - then the lube or powder would be on the outside - and when you use it in the water - voila! It is washed away leaving you with a clear condom. Great instructable, I was trying to think of ways to waterproof my mp3 player for skiing and cycling, motorcycling etc. I thought of zip-lock, but not this! I prefer this because it has a cool factor, and also I can guarantee that water won't get in. Thanks Mr. Noyoun.

codongolev (author)2008-06-23

only problem is, I'm 14, so where exactly am I going to get one? well, I guess there's always homeless shelters...

mowie (author)codongolev2008-07-11

just buy them its legal at any age or go to a health center and get them for free

codongolev (author)mowie2008-07-11

awkward. hey? I'd like a know, to waterproof my camera. right......

guitarman63mm (author)codongolev2008-07-30

Get a girlfriend? It's not awkward man, if anything, they'll be jealous. Just go in late, and get something else at the same time. It's really not a big deal.

bigwhitebob (author)2008-06-02

Love it, came looking for a way to waterproof my GPS for an up river cache, can't wait to try it. WooHoo Fun with condoms!!

chalky (author)2008-01-29

i can think of two far more interesting and exiting activities to do with two condoms lol:)

eight (author)chalky2008-03-26

Ummmmmmmm. What else could you use a condom for, Chalky ?} ;)

Gamernotnerd (author)eight2008-03-31

Methinks you don't want to know

eight (author)Gamernotnerd2008-03-31

Yup Me thinks that you thinks that this 100% correct. Thanks for saving me ;-)

mistercrazy (author)2008-03-16

I tried with my LG cellphone, and it received signal around 17feet deep in the sea water.

SeaLion (author)2008-02-14

I'm gonna give you a plus cuz it made me smile...:)...and mentioned the word SEAL :)

Neodudeman (author)2007-09-17

Ok, so it was your wife in your Paris Hilton video. Just glad to know it wasn't really a pickup attempt.

killerjackalope (author)2007-08-02

ok the lube is on both sides and be glad that its there for the main usage of condoms but as it's water based wash the condom out a few times with water and it'll be fine if it's dry when put on... the camera etc anther idea is a ziploc sealed around wih a piece of acrylic/glass glued in place but it needs to be tested beforehand

organizm987 (author)2007-07-09

nice job calling your wife

wod (author)2007-06-05

you could use condoms, but they come in 2 types. the first is lubricated - clearly not something you want to put your phone or camera in the second is coated in fine magnesium powder which is a conductive material and works its way easily to the PCB and can short your phone or whatever is in it

reggie2monkey (author)wod2007-06-28

Hi all, have you heared of a product called Skins Mobile? It's just like a condom and has been designed for the use shown above. Found it at I think their the distributor??

sam noyoun (author)wod2007-06-05

yeah, but whether it is lubricant or magnesium powder, they are on the outside of the condom. You are putting your camera or phone inside... But still, it is a good idea to remove the lubricant/powder first.

wirgurl (author)2007-05-18

maybe instead of buying a waterproof ipod case, you could you condoms? i dunno. i just thought of it after seeing the video.

pharoah (author)2007-05-18

Look what I just ran across

Are these condoms or what?

expendable (author)2007-04-27

For your first aid kid, have you thought of packing it in a vacuum sealer bag? I haven't tried it yet, but you could bring one of those little hand chip bag sealers to reseal the bag afterwards.hand bag sealer

HOMEPIE64 (author)2007-04-24

do you think it's possible to do this with a laptop and a couple weather ballons(same way as condom over the camera) i know you won't have a perfect screen veiw but is it a plausible way of keeping your laptop safe?? I was wondering because i live on a beach front house and i know i don't want to put it on the sand and i don't want to fall off a dock with it and i might as well have a desktop if it isn't mobile.(I know this is alot to read but pleas continue)PS yes there are several hot spots in my area. P.S.S. my psp is not as good as a computer.thankyou for reading please help sam noyoun. PHEW

sam noyoun (author)HOMEPIE642007-04-24

I have absolutely no idea... You could have a problem with condensation, as well as overheating. To be honest, I'm not sure I would risk it...

HOMEPIE64 (author)sam noyoun2007-04-24

ok i get it, understandable

cg5071 (author)2007-04-22

cool idea, i never would have thought of it. maybe ill try it if the opertunity comes up. usually we used ziplocks for tubing down the river,but there was the occasional leakage.

royalestel (author)2007-04-16

I think this is another great instructable of yours, Sam. Suggestions: Add some underwater stills taken with the camera. Also, on your video editing, I suggest you cut back and forth between the cell phone callers without the transition fades.

sam noyoun (author)royalestel2007-04-16

Sadly, I cannot edit the video anymore... As for underwater stills, I stupidly didn't take any, so it will have to wait till I make another housing and go to the pool again...

royalestel (author)sam noyoun2007-04-17

Well, the editing comment is for future videos. I thought this one was quite funny as well. Good job!

sam noyoun (author)royalestel2007-04-17

Thanks, quite a lot of time and effort went into it... But the pool scenes were particularly fun to film... For the one were I'm on the phone, I had to sit at the bottom of the pool with a slab of concrete on my lap to prevent me from floating back up, while holding the condom camera at arm's length, and trying to make stupid sounds in the phone!

royalestel (author)sam noyoun2007-04-18

You need a buddy to help you out, bro! :) Looking forward to your next instructable.

sam noyoun (author)royalestel2007-04-18

Well, the missus was helping me, but she doesn't do wetsuits, so she refused to get in the pool!

Einarjon (author)sam noyoun2007-04-22

Do you really need a wetsuit in a swimming pool?

sam noyoun (author)Einarjon2007-04-22

when the water is 9 degrees celsius, like it was on that day, and it takes you well over one hour to film the pool scenes, I guess you do.

Punkguyta (author)2007-04-19

Well if you wanted it clear, use it and then put it on? They tend to be clear then :-p

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