Dont take this seriously….because i dont !!

A cheap way to make your iphone waterproof

Several companies are charging up to 100 pounds for a waterproof case for the iPhone.

This seems a tad excessive when you can buy a set of three aloksaks for £3.29.

These are certified to 60m by the navy diving unit and are temperature rated to minus 40. Made of polyethylene you are given three sizes in the pack.

12.7 x 10.16
17.14 x 15.24cm
22.86 x 15.24cm

The smallest is suited to the iPhone and all the functions like touch typing and camera work perfectly fine in the bags.

I tested the water resistance by putting some tissue paper in the bags and submerging them for several hours, they all passed with flying colours.

For the gram counters among us the pack of three weigh in at 23g though I suspect this includes the cardboard packaging which can be discarded.

My opinion is these are a total no brainers for hikers.


3 responses

  1. Paul

    Great product, been using them for ages. Zero leaks and tough.

    September 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

    • ukmase

      See i dont forget the tips people tell me 😉

      September 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

  2. Michael

    To be more specific I think the aLOKSAKs are made from BoPET aka Mylar.

    As a cheaper and more readily available alternative, heavy gauge ziplock PE bags could be used eg. Pour & Store type bags which can be bought from various supermarkets. Under £2 for eight bags. They are a bit big though for an iPhone.

    July 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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