Being near water is always risky because devices can get damaged when wet. Worst of all, they can permanently stop working, even after trying that good ol’ bag-of-rice trick — knock on wood. To save myself from a heart attack, I often bring a waterproof case if I’m planning to hit the pool, boat on a lake or swim at the beach. It’s also a good excuse to take creative pictures and videos underwater. Photo lovers want to be photoshoot-ready anytime, anywhere.
These special cases are also beneficial for people who live in the wettest places on Earth because rain can ruin more than just suede shoes. For smartphone users, a Waterproof Smartphone Pouch will do the trick. It comes with a carrying strap, so dropping or losing the device is one less thing to worry about. Plus, the pouch is touchscreen accessible. Your friend with the fancy camera might love the
DSLR Camera Universal Waterproof Underwater Pouch Bag, which fits most Digital SLR cameras from brands like Canon, Sony, Nikon, Sigma and Pentax. Now, you can stop randomly yelling at your friend to be careful around water.
Important note: Your photographer pal should test the case at home before bringing it out in the real world. I slip a paper towel inside the case, seal it and submerge it underwater for about 20 minutes. Next, I take the paper towel out and check for any moisture. If the towel shows no signs of being wet, the case is ready for some practice shots underwater.