The Capsular P1 case is something a little different. It looks unique inside and out, but it genuinely works.
The case is designed to carry a smartphone, card, cash and a key. The slim design makes it perfect for slipping into a saddle bag or jersey pocket, so all of your valuables are kept in one place.
When I first held the case I was impressed with the lightness of it. You really wouldn't notice carrying it empty. The only real additional weight is your phone, which you would carry anyway. It won't hold lose change easily, only notes, again keeping it light at least until you get change from your coffee.
It locks with a simple sliding action which also helps seal the silicone edges. The interior has what I would describe as small teeth, made of silicone, which provide an odd-feeling, but very soft cushion for your phone. They provide impact absorption, which allows Capsular to claim the case has the ability to stand up to 'unexpected tumbles'. The outer is polycarbonate which does make it that bit stronger too.
Though I haven't had any falls with the case (I am sure I will), I can vouch for the fact that I think it would protect my phone from a small fall. The interior feels well enough made that only the case would break rather than my phone, which is what it's for.
Capsular says the P1 is 'splashproof'. I subjected it to 30 seconds under a running tap and only a couple of drops entered the case. It would be fine with just a splash of water and even a light shower. I wouldn't trust it in any extended heavy rainfall, but it holds no claim to waterproofing.
When it comes to your phone, it sits in the case nicely, along with a cash card and key. Obviously it depends on your house key, you might not just want to carry a single key, but there is room for it. I tested the case for size with an iPhone, samsung S4 and HTC One M8. It took the first two, but the HTC was just too long for it. Capsular say it will fit the iPhone 4 and 5, and Samsung S series comfortably; the iPhone 6 just fits.
All in all, its a smart looking case, that will keep your phone dry and secure and you know all of your valuables are safe in one place.
Cool looking case that will keep your valuables secure
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Capsular P1 weatherproof case
Size tested: Blue, translucent
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?
The case is aimed at cyclists and anyone doing sport.
Capsular says: "The Capsular P1 is designed by cyclists to withstand whatever you can throw at it. Its tough, splash proof shell protects your essentials against damage from moisture and impact. And the thoughtfully designed silicone interior boosts shock absorption while holding each of your items firm. Really firm. Soggy morning commutes, epic mountain trails, unexpected tumbles: the Capsular P1 can handle it all. Bring some extra freedom to your adventures."
The case definitely lived up to all it's claims.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
I found the case well made and solid.
I can see the case lasting a log time.
The case may seem a little expensive, but it's a lot cheaper than a new phone should you drop it.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The case works really well. I found my phone stayed put and it's easy to use.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked the look of the case, it's really different.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Scott Contessa My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,