I’ve known for a long time that I needed a better case for my phone. When Catalyst contacted me about reviewing their waterproof phone case, I couldn’t say no. With summer in full effect and a beach trip on the horizon, I was ready to put the Catalyst waterproof phone case to the test.
Let me start by saying… I am cheap. I don’t buy a lot of expensive things, but when I do, I try really hard to take care of them. My iPhone has always, always been in a case. If I’m doing something where my phone might get wet, I toss it in a Ziploc bag. My life is in that phone and I have to keep it safe. Enter the Catalyst waterproof phone case.
When I removed the case from its packaging, I was really surprised at how light it was. Considering it is waterproof up to 16 feet and meets military specifications for drops up to 6 feet, I was expecting something much heavier. The slim profile and light weight were a huge bonus. My biggest complaint about most good cases is that they are so bulky, but the Catalyst waterproof phone case is not. The 2-peice design has a very secure fit and was easy to put on without being difficult.
As far as function goes, I’ve have only one complaint about the case, but we’ll get to that in a minute. I can tell no difference in sound quality from my speakers or ear piece and I have had no complaints about the quality of sound from the microphone either. All of the buttons work great, as does the toggle switch for the “mute” functionality. The added layer of the screen took a few days to get used to, though you just have to be a little firmer in your touch than you do with the naked screen.
But, is it really waterproof? Yes! I’ve had this bad boy out for a run in the rain, playing in the ocean and even spilled coffee on it… all without incident! The Catalyst waterproof phone case even protected my phone from the blowing sand on the beach.
I loved being able to take pictures of the kids without worrying about the ocean spray. I can’t wait to take underwater photos at the pool. I only wish I’d gotten the case sooner… it would’ve been awesome for the trip we took to Great Wolf Lodge in June.
If you’ve been around MamaMommyMom for very long, you probably know I am a huge fan of photography. Being able to take great photos with my phone is a must for me. While I have a DSLR, I don’t always want to lug it around and sometimes I just don’t have it handy. Some cases impair the cameras ability to do it’s job as well as it can. The Catalyst waterproof phone case does not.
My one and only complaint about the Catalyst waterproof phone case is that some headphone jacks do not fit well through the port in the case. I did however just find out that Catalyst sells an adapter to remedy that problem.
All in all, I am super impressed with the Catalyst waterproof phone case and would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a truly waterproof case that you can rely on.
If you had a case like this and could take your phone anywhere without worrying about water damage, where would you take it and what would you take pictures of?