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Review: Aquapac – Take Your Berry in the Bathtub or the Lake

editors-choice-small Review: Aquapac Small PDA Case
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10
Link: www.aquapac.net
Cost: $25 @ Aquapac.net

Attention- If you live in a hole, and never worry about getting your blackberry wet, you need not read further.

This has got to be one of the coolest products I have seen in a long time. No longer do you have to be worried if you need/want to take your BlackBerry down to the pool, the beach, into the bathroom while taking a bath or with you when you go boating. With the Aquapac, you can rest assured that your better half will be safe and dry.

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When I first saw this product I remember thinking “Huh… 25 bucks for a glorified ziplock bag? You’ve got to be kidding me” But the Aquapac is so much more. The container itself is not your ordinary plastic. The Aquapac is constructed with high grade Thermo Poly Urethane (or TPU). TPU is 100% PVC free, meaning it is much more malleable and better suited for extreme cold. The material is also UV Stabilized, meaning it will not yellow or dry out due to prolonged exposure to the sun. The case itself will remain flexible to -40 degrees F, however even I would subjugate my Berry to that kind of cold! The designers have even added their optically clear LEZFLEX to the back window, allowing you to take clear pictures with your Berry, even underwater.

The case’s magic comes from the method in which it is sealed. The Aquaclip is a patented mechanism that seals the bag with just a twist of two levers. This keeps water sand, dirt and humidity out.

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While this Aquapac is not specifically designed for the BlackBerry, it encloses it perfectly, even with my trusty OtterBox. This specific design may be a little bit big if you are using a Pearl, but no problem. Aquapac sells dozens of different sizes. You will be able to find an Aquapac for just about anything you wish to keep dry. They even have some neat underwater cases for cameras.

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The Aquapac comes with; the case itself, an adjustable lanyard, detailed instructions, and a 3 year Global Warranty. The instructions do say that you should avoid submerging your device into hot water (above 105 degrees) due to the fact that the plastic could break down at that temperature. That being said, I decided to push the limits (as usual) and took my Berry into the tub, no problems whatsoever. Take that for what you will.

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  1. I might consider buying this, good review Nate thanks.

  2. Very interesting product. I want one too! :-)

  3. OMG, are you really that addicted ? This is crazy. Stop starring into those screens and get a life. You know there is a life out there, (Ed.: rude expletive deleted)

  4. you know… sandwich size or bigger ziploc bags work fine in the shower, and probably tub, fyi =P

  5. @ pyroguysf- that may be true, but I just done feel comfortable chancing it! The ziplocks are too weak for me to feel comfortable using it at the lake. Also my fiance would kill me if I started using all the ziplock bags for my berry… Lol

  6. I was replying to emails in the bathtub today (I am so not kidding) and was hanging on to my Berry for dear life so I wouldn’t accidentally drop it in. I know I’m lame, but now I also know there’s a safety net for me. :-)

  7. Ok,

    I bought one of these a while back to use with my digital camera. The same size fits my Blackberry. I have used it a few times and there are pros and cons.

    Pro: good quality and waterproof. This is the safest way to use your BB on a beach/boat/pool etc.

    Cons: you can’t use the trackball well at all. It is almost impossible. This complicates many tasks as you might imagine. Plus the bag is pretty big for the size of the device in it.

    I fish sometimes and typically I just throw my BB in a ziplock sandwich bag and forget it. It is easier, smaller and works “well enough” if I were to get it wet somehow. If I was planning to use it in the pool and take pictures of the kids I would use the aquapac.

  8. I can see a use for it. Still doesn’t beat Golden Shellback.

  9. I own and similar product which I bought to use in the hot tub late at night. The trackball can’t be used through the material so I went back to a ziplock baggie.

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