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July 11, 2014

This case allows iPhone 5/5s to go 300-ft underwater

It’s hard to imagine why would anyone want to bring their iPhone 5/5s with them during a deep ocean dive. But if you happen to know a diver who would want to but can’t, then Thanko may have just something that may tickle their fancy.

Folks, meet Thanko’s new Aluminum case made specifically for the iPhone 5 and it successor. Just by looking at its robust frame and rugged construction, you can tell that this water-proof case means serious business.

Thanko’s case only serves one purpose, and that is to allow divers to take underwater pictures using their iPhone 5/5s at depths that goes beyond what ordinary water-proof cases can handle. It’s not the prettiest among the rugged cases out there, but who cares about good-looks when you’re 300 feet under the sea, right?

But in order to use the iPhone underwater, users have to make a few subtle adjustments to the phone’s settings. This is because the transparent window of the case doesn’t actually support touch inputs, and users have to rely on the 4 physical buttons on the case to operate the handset underwater.

That being said, users would have to set the Auto-Lock feature of their iPhone to “Never”. After that they’d have to remove one of the four homescreen apps and place the native camera on the center. This way they can fire up the camera app using the case’s button.

Thanko DL-i5 Waterproof Case specs:

Make: Aluminum
Waterproof rating: IPX8 certified (up to 100m)
Standard Cold Shoe and Tripod Mount
Colors: Gold and Silver
Dimension: 42 x 92 x 165mm
Weight: 620g

The Thanko DL-i5 Waterproof Case is be sold in Japan for ¥29,800 or almost thirteen grand in our local currency. With that kind of price tag, I think your diver friend may just be better off buying a GoPro which comes with its own waterproof case.

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8 Responses to “This case allows iPhone 5/5s to go 300-ft underwater”

  1. oiuyt says:

    “With that kind of price tag, I think your diver friend may just be better off buying a GoPro which comes with its own waterproof case.”

    iSheep moarons will find a reason to purchase one.

  2. Justin says:

    That is one fugly case!

    • bunny says:

      Unless you can make your own heavy duty case then shut the fuck up

    • Justin says:

      @bunny: Oi! Na-hurt ka ba sa sinabi ko, bro? Or perhaps you are one of those idiots who actually think it’s a good looking case? Either way, don’t tell me to shut the fuck up or I’ll shove your case so far up your ass that you’ll be texting through your mouth!

    • bunny says:

      Bat naman ako ma butthurt, eh ginagamit ko naman utak ko pag nagsasalitaunlike you, tsaka bat mo namang tatawagin na idiots bibili ng ganyang heavy duty case eh pera naman nila yon? Oh well, pinoys nga naman, they always tend to think they’re better than other people. Kaya bro, shut the fuck up nalang. Pakain ko sayo dila mo eh.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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