The E-Case Waterproof Mobile Phone Case might look like your protractor and compasses should be inside it, but it's actually a gem of a phone protector.
Looking like a pencil case made from transparent plastic, this pouch is designed to keep more than just your crayons safe. If you are going anywhere near water, including heavy rain, then you will want to protect expensive electronic gadgetry like your mobile phone.
This case is an effective solution to safeguard your gizmo. With a squeeze along the top of the case it is totally water tight and guaranteed against any liquid penetration for up to 30 minutes at a depth of a meter.
This may not sound a lot but the weight of your mobile phone is not enough for the bag to sink which means you have a lot longer than half an hour to fish it out of the drink before it goes kaput.
The transparent case is significantly larger than than a mobile phone. In fact there is enough extra space for a whole geometry set in there. The clear cover allows you to see the contents easily and to check if any water has got into it or for the invigilator to see its contents before an exam that is if you do happen to use this case under test conditions.
The touch screen of your phone still works perfectly inside this sealed bag. I actually find that it works slightly better and you can use it with gloves making it ideal for when it snows. Accessing the side buttons was a bit tricky but not impossible.
Once you get used to putting a bag against your head to make calls, the case doesn't make the sound muffled and actually improves clarity in windy, blustery conditions! It also didn't suffer from condensation while it was being tested which proves just how air tight it is.
Two loop holes in the case allow you to attach it to a lanyard or back pack or something for safekeeping. The extra size of the pouch didn't bother me and actually made it much easier to fish it out of the back pocket in my cycling top and the case fitted my better in the pocket too.
I know you can protect your £500 phone in a flimsy freezer bag that costs pence but then I am a person who would opt to wear a nice rain proof jacket rather than a bin bag with holes for my arms and head to stick out of.
A pouch to make your expensive electronic gadgets waterproof with an easy to close seal.
road.cc test report
Make and model: E-Case Waterproof Mobile Phone Case
Size tested: 9
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
They say "Fear not the accidental plunge. From the lake to the ocean, river rapids to the kitchen sink, our cases are 100% submersible, locking out water, mud, sand and snow. Enjoy the confidence to use your electronics anywhere, anytime regardless of your environment" - we agree
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Ultra-clear urethane windows allow full use of touchscreens, cameras and voice functions.
Every case is individually tested to meet IPX7 standard of withstanding submersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
One-step, waterproof SealLock™ zipper and rugged RF-welded seams guarantee protection from the elements.
Die-cut lash points for tethering.
Well put together which adds to confidence of protection.
Waterproof in seconds.
Apart from getting a bit dirty, it is in an as new condition.
It is big if you try putting it in a front trouser pocket, but perfect size for a rear cycling jersey pocket.
Pricey for a see through pencil case but worth it for saving your expensive smart phone.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
I dropped it in the canal and I wasn't worried.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
That it's really easy to open and close, and how waterproof it is.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Bit bulky. You can get better fitting pouches specifically for electronic items like iPods and iPhones.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, especially to my nautical friends.
About the tester
I usually ride: Bike that I am testing at the time My best bike is: Condor Pista fixed. Kinesis Convert 2 geared work horse, Look KG241 skinny whippet
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, bare back