The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
DryCASE Universal Waterproof Tablet Case
Although you certainly could, this DryCASE bag is not for keeping your food items fresh, but rather to store your tablet so you can use it at the beach, the pool, on a boat, or even while out camping. With flexible plastic and vacuum-sealed technology, this waterproof tablet case will make your device completely water resistant, as well as shielded against dirt, dust, scratches, sand and bird droppings.
- Universal fit for any tablet up to 8" x 10.5"
- Vacuum-sealed for complete waterproof protection
- Included armband and lanyard strap
- Creases/wrinkles can form when vacuum-sealing
- Strong fingers required for the locking-clips
Before having fun with your device outdoors, you’ll enjoy some fun shrink-wrapping it. To do so, you need to first open the DryCASE by twisting the clasps outward (I warn you this is not the easiest action) and then slide the device inside. Then, you fit the pump to the nozzle on the side, and simply squeeze until all the air is removed, secure the safety cap and, voila! Your device is now vacuum-sealed!
If by some freak chance it does happen, you will still have a chance to save your device as it will remain completely waterproof in depths of up to 100 feet for 1 hour. But such potential disasters may all be avoided by attaching the armband, which is included to make the case more buoyant. DryCASE also offers the "Sport-Belt" ($20), a neoprene waistband for more active device-use.
- Flexible, crystal clear waterproof case
- Allows complete use of any tablet or e-reader
- Waterproof Vacuum Seal
- Stereo Headphone – Mic Jack
- Includes Hold Handle
- Tested to 100 Feet for 1 Hour
- Fits Devices up to 8" x 10.5"
As a case style that is clearly not intended for aesthetic purposes, we don't factor this category into scoring.
Audio-jack and touch screen sensitivity are the only things maintained while the tablet is encased. The locking clips are troublesome for even the strongest and nimblest of fingers. Extra points for the included armband and lanyard strap that offer increased grip and buoyancy.
The tablet probably won't survive a shark attack or boating accident, but will surely be safe from dust, scratches, water, sand and seagull droppings.
It clearly may not look like much at first, but once in the hands it feels sturdy and well made. Although I doubt you will ever need to, DryCASE is backed by a one-year replacement warranty.
At $59.95, the DryCase is average in terms of cost, but it's still a great value for enhancing leisure time with the tablet.
Though your tablet may not appreciate having to now work weekends too, the DryCASE is clearly a best case scenario for those who seek the best in waterproof protection for holiday and leisure time activities.
"Water stays outside"
So, when updating to the iPad 2 model, I immediately wondered what can I do to prevent such a disaster in the future. And this waterproof case came out during my search. What attracted me the most was the promise of a complete protection via the vacuum seal.
I also noticed the option to attach the neck band, which is perfect in case you don’t want to part with your device even for a second. The fifty-something price tag was a bit stiff, but safety comes first.
As soon as the case arrived I ran to the bathroom to test it. All what’s promised has been delivered – it does completely seal my iPad 2 and you can freely use the touchscreen even if the case is wet, although that takes some getting used to.
I’d recommend this baby to everyone out there, looking to shield their tablets from water.