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If you find yourself double bagging your precious smartphone in ziplock baggies, its time to get DryCASE.
“Tonight I was at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park attending another fishing club.There was a new guy and in a casual conversation afterwards I heard him say that he ruined 2 flip phones to water damage. He just got a new smart phone and he planned to double-bag it in a couple ziplock freezer bags that he already water tested with a paper towel. I told him how I use my Dry Case on each trip. He was impressed so we went and found it on a shelf. I opened it up and showed him how to use it. He went strait to checkout and bought it.”
Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Nokia Lumina, we at DryCASE have had an overwhelming amount of request for a waterproof case to accommodate these giant screens. Well, we moved the one wat valve and rotated the integrated headphone jack and TaDAH – the DryCASE is now available for the growing number of “Phablet” owners.
The DryCASE Smartphone is not the only thing we revamped for 2013. The whole DryCASE product line is now packaged in a beautiful, sleek, high gloss box. Our stylish new design reflects the high-quality of our product and ascendancy of the DryCASE brand. We love our new look and hope you will too.
The photo contest is really heating up as the deadline is fast approaching. Today we received these great crystal clear photos captured through the new DryCASE. Matt explained that the images were taken during his dive trip in Florida. If you’re planning a diving trip, make sure you capture every moment of it with the DryCASE.
Florida scuba diving offers some of the best diving in the country, if not the best. With miles and miles of shoreline and numerous inland springs and lakes, diving Florida has become a popular pastime for not only natives, but visitors to the state as well. Some even claim that Florida offers the best scuba diving in the world.
Sharp tail eel
There are hundreds of dive sites found throughout Florida, and numerous dive shops can be found along the coasts to help novice divers get their credentials.
Diving Florida with a guide is a good idea for all levels of divers, as these seasoned locals always know the best spots. Scuba diving in Florida is a treat and divers can expect a mix of colorful marine life, a number of wrecks and artificial reefs, and some of the most captivating natural reefs. Booking a Florida scuba diving adventure during your next stay in Florida is sure to add excitement to your vacation itinerary.
The DryCASE photo contest has been a huge hit! Yesterday, Nick submitted this photo of the DryCASE waterproof backpack on top of Mt. Ngaurahoe in New Zealand. Mt Ngaurahoe in New Zealand is better known as Mt. DOOM from Lord of the Rings. ” Mt Doom” was one of the most important sights in the legendary movie. One of the three volcanoes in the Tongariro National Park, Mt Ngauruhoe is located in the center of New Zealand’s North Island. This part of New Zealand is very geologically active. It covers much of the North Island Volcanic Plateau, and is at the southern end of a string of volcanoes stretching 2500 kilometers through the pacific along the line where the pacific plate meets the Indo-Australian Plate. Mt Ngaurahoe last erupted in 1977 and is therefore still considered active. Nevertheless, the mountain, and the rest of the Tongariro National Park, is a wonderful part of the country to explore at any time of year.
Cheers to DryCASE backpack surviving Mordor!!
Tired of lazy vacations and hotel gyms? Take your DryCASE and travel to new heights with these outdoor adventures.
- Hiking: Forget your stair-climber: Hiking is a great way to get in shape outdoors. Bring your DryCASE and snap some sweet pics while you’re at it. DryCASE Waterproof backpack is perfect to fill with food, water and some sunblock. It will keep your hike healthy – and force your entire body to work just a bit harder.
- Ziplining: Beside sending your adrenaline levels through the treetops, ziplining works your abs as hard as you want ( the higher you lift your legs, the faster you zip!) You’ll be surprised how much your whole body feels it the next day.
- Kayaking: If you’ve ever tried out the rowing machine at the gym, you know rowing is the key to a strong, shapely back. Row around on the water and you’ll have fun, too
- Rock Climbing: Rock every muscle – from your arms and legs to your back and abs – with this extreme sport.
- Scuba Diving: Swimmers have amazing muscles for a reason, and if you can reap the total-body benefits while being surrounded by beautiful fish and underwater plants, that even better. Bring along the DryCASE to keep your smartphone dry and clean while you snap underwater photos!
- Skiing: Think skiing is just downhill? Think again.
- Mountain Biking: Interval training is where it’s at. And riding up, down and all around the mountains is a surefire way to get your heart rate up.
- Paddle Boarding: Cruising around the waves, this water sport is so fun you won’t realize what a workout you are getting.
- Whitewater Rafting: Row, row, row..your entire body will hurt the next day.
- Horseback Riding: Sure, the horse is the one doing most of the work, but staying on that horse requires a lot too. Expect to sport a telltale waddle the next day.
We at DryCASE are excited to sponsor Pipeline to a Cure Florida! Pipeline to a Cure began as a way to encourage patients with Cystic Fibrosis to get to the beach. We know that the salty air is medically beneficial to CF patients and surfing provides the added benefit of exercise while in the salty air. Pipeline to a cure holds annual surf events to help others in the CF community learn how to surf or paddleboard, which makes them want to go to the beach more. If we can get CF patients and their families to love the beach, hopefully they will lead healthier, longer lives.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) presents daily challenges for approximately 30,000 Americans. It is a genetic disease that effects both the respiratory and digestive system. In the mid 1990’s researchers in Australia found that CF patients who surfed were hospitalized less, had better lung function and overall health than patients that did not surf. With this information they developed hypertonic saline as part of a daily preventative treatment.
Rob Keller started the foundation when two of his four children were diagnosed with CF. Keller lives in Florida where his family frequently visited the beached. Rob has been a surfer since he was 10, so when they learned of the benefits that salty air and surfing provided the boys, they taught them how to surf too. Since surfing has been such a benefit to their family, they wanted to share that with other CF families.
Ready to embark on an adventure in the great outdoors? Let your iPhone be your guide. From hiking to surfing our App List will make sure you head in right direction, find the best snow, and surf, show you how to make camp and track wildlife. Download these apps and explore the great outdoors!
1) ParksN Review It is time to get unplugged and check out the world but perhaps you are new to getting out and are not quite sure where to start. Why not visit outdoor locations near home? ParksNReviews Find A Park is an app that makes it easy and fun to find a place nearby to see nature. All you need to do is enter a distance and filter what type of park for which you are looking. Explorable options range from dog parks to natural areas. This app is a great resource for a quick getaway! (Free)
2) Parkopolo: So now you have wandered out beyond work and home. Are you ready to step it up a bit? If you are in the United States, why not consider a trip to visit one of the National Parks? Parkopolo is a free app that searches the National Parks by activity, location, or topic. Let’s say you want to take up fishing. Parkopolo will list the best parks for fishing. If you are interested in history, scroll through the topic selections to see historic places of interest from Civil Rights to the Revolutionary War. Each listing shows the park information along with hours, driving directions and operating hours. For the price of free – Parkopolo is great for planning a trip in the great outdoors. (Free)
3) Camp & RV – Tenting to RV Parks: So now you know where you want to go and are prepared. How long are you going to stay? If you are planning a camping trip, you can find the perfect spot using AllStays Camp & RV – Tenting to RV Parks. This extremely well written app allows you to search for sites by criteria, such as tents only or location. It is one of the most comprehensive apps available, listing thousands of places to camp including National Parks, military land, public land, and county parks. Each park listing contains ample information and a link to make reservations as well as the web site, if available. ($ 5.99)
4) Knot Guide (100+ Knots): Now that you’ve picked out a spot to camp, you’d better freshen up your knot tying skills. Knot Guide is a simple to use graphic interface that has hundreds of different knots that can secure just about anything. Need to make sure your tent does not fall down? How about hang a hammock in a tree? You’ll find the exact knot you need with detailed drawings and instructions for all of your outdoor knot tying needs. ($1.99)
5) MotionX GPS: Speaking of getting away, the first rule to enjoying unknown territories is avoid getting lost. When using Motion X GPS, you can see your position on the map wherever you go. Find your way back to your starting location easily. You can cache maps for offline use and save waypoints as well. Motion X GPS is one of the best apps in the app store because of its versatility and because it actually works. Don’t leave home without this app. ($0.99)
6) SAS Survival Guide: Another rule of exploring the outdoors is to be prepared. If you plan on getting away from civilization, you need to be prepared for possible emergencies. SAS Survival Guide is the ultimate survivor app. Want to know how to make a fire or find water if you are lost? SAS Survival guide can tell you all this and more. The lite version has basic essential information for light explorers. If you like to venture out into the great outdoors beyond the reach of mankind, then the paid version, with its in-depth survival information, could be a life saver and is well worth the price. ($ 5.99)
7) SpyGlass: So you are ready for emergencies. Now you need the ultimate navigation tool for outdoor exploring. Spyglass is an incredibly useful and accurate tool kit for the outdoors. Using the camera, Spyglass overlays an impressive array of live-data tools: GPS tracker, speedometer, gyrocompass, milspec compass, sextant, inclinometer, angle calculator, rangefinder and more. Find out the incline level of the trail, height of a building, track location, find a target, email data, take photos and so much more. We loved testing out this app and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to seriously explore the outdoors. ($3.99)
8 ) iTrack Wildlife Lite: While you are exploring, you will likely stumble upon interesting tracks. Would you want to know which animal left them? iTrack Wildlife Lite has you covered! Using the image identification and location, you can determine what other creatures are hanging out where you are. Search by general shape, size, symmetry and more in an easy-to-use visual menu. I let my daughter use it and she was able to identify rabbit tracks. The app also includes great information on tracking in general. The lite version is limited to five species, but is great for trying out the app before you purchase.(Free)
9) Strava Cycling: Being outdoors also means enjoying nature-based exercise. Cycling is a great way to get to places rarely seen by car. The Strava Cycling app can help you find great trails while keeping stats of your rides. Rated with a solid five stars, this app will log your distance and speed, as well as let you compare with prior runs and other riders. Like Strava Run, Strava Cycling is a free app and is very easy to use, adding a fun twist to a healthy outdoor activity! (Free)
10) Ski & Snow Report: Perhaps it is not cycling that is your passion but you eagerly await the first mountain snowfall. If so, you owe it to yourself to download Ski Snow Report. As the name implies, Ski Snow Report tracks the snow levels at all the ski resorts based on location. Not only does this app track the powder points, it also lets you know which resorts are open at a glance and even has downloadable run maps that you can take with you. (Free)
11)Launch Site: Sure you can explore mountains and land but what about waterways? Paddling can be a zen experience that everyone should try at least once. Launch Sites is a fantastic app that displays over 17 thousand places to launch canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. Using the location tool, it is easy to find launches close to where you are and you can share the sites via email, Facebook, or Twitter.(Free)
12) Surf Report: Perhaps your idea of water zen is to ride the surf. If so, you will want to download Surf Report, a fantastic app that will tell you the surfing conditions at your favorite spots. Along with providing the swell of the waves, tide and direction of the surf, this app also has surfing news and a two-day weather report. We have been using this app for over a year and love having the surf conditions right at our fingertips.(Free)
13) The Night Sky: Seeing the great outdoors is just amazing. But no matter where you go, nothing says outdoors more than seeing the expanse of the stars at night. If you want to know where planets are and which constellation you are looking at, you need The Night Sky app. Using GPS, this app will overlay star charts for wherever the camera is pointed. It works whether you can see stars or not and is really amazing to use. It does not require a data connection and is universal, which means you can use it on your iPad too! ($0.99)
Download these apps, bring your DryCASE and conquer the outdoors today!
Nathan has used his DryCASE waterproof phone case to keep his iPhone clean and dry during four 50K races! He has a triathlon coming up next month and will be taking his iPhone along with him. Check out these awesome photos of Nathan wearing the DryCASE and pictures taken through the DryCASE. Best of luck Nathan in your upcoming race!
DryCASE National Accounts Manager, Jordan Messick, made the 2013 Counselor’s Hot List! Counselor’s Hot List is composed of the 49 people who are shaking up the ad specialty market, creating unique business plans, networking like maniacs, and overall, making the industry a fun and successful place to work.
DryCASE is brand new to the promotional industry but has achieved great success since its debut at ASI 2012.Located on the coast of NC, DryCASE created a unique product designed to protect your phone, iPad or camera from water, while still allowing it to function normally when enclosed in the case.
Jordan Messick is taking DryCASE to the next level through co branding and promotional marketing. “DryCASE is the only company at ASI to bring new products never before offered in the promotional world. We provide an unrivaled product that throws an exciting twist on all traditional promotional items.”
Messick, and his sales squad keep DryCASE one step ahead of its competition. Made up of young water enthusiasts, our sales team ensures that DryCASE adapts to the latest trends in technology. Currently, the company is working to develop a new DryCASE size that will accommodate the growing popularity of mini-tablets.
Like his role model LeBron James, Messick “dominates at every attempt he makes.” He is the guy who makes everyone want to work harder,to set higher goals for themselves and to achieve the next level of success. His determination and outstanding service to distributors is giving DryCASE the thriving momentum it needs as the company moves into its third year.
“Looking back” Messick says, “the best advice I’ve received is to always make a plan, stick to it and be persistent ” The plan is working– the company grew 300% from one year to the next. His goals for the future: “Be the leading world wide provider of waterproof electronic accessories for smart devices.”
On the few occasions that Jordan is not fixated at his desk making calls and sending emails, he is out enjoying life by the ocean. He likes boating, scuba diving and spearfishing.
Sales superstar, Jordan Messick, deserves to be recognized for supplying the industry with a fresh line of products that help to grow the promotional world from year to year.
Today, QVC is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, offering a curated collection of desirable brands to millions of customers around the globe each day through broadcast, Internet, and mobile sales outlets.
QVC is the world’s top multimedia shopping company in terms of viewers and revenue and ranks among the top online mass merchandise retailers. DryCASE just finished shooting video footage for QVC!
Created in 1986 by Joseph Segel, an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity to create a new and engaging shopping experience through television broadcasts. He named the company QVC to represent its three guiding principles: Quality, Value, and Convenience. These values were created to build trust with consumers, creating lifetime, avid fans.
DryCASE just finished shooting video footage for QVC! Be sure to catch our debut 10AM Sunday, June 23rd! We can’t wait!
DryCASE Photo Contest
Wet phones are no fun. With the DryCASE you don’t have to worry about ruining your phone or camera while in close proximity to the water anymore. If you have a picture or a great video to show of your underwater excursion, DryCASE wants to see it! The entrant with the most creative photo or video win! Submit your photo or video by May 31st and you could be eligible to win! Entering the contest is simple. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto facebook and “Like” DryCASE; post a picture or video of you using the DryCASE, and then wait to see if you’ve won. DryCASE is giving the winner of the photo contest a waterproof backpack full of CASH! That’s right. A backpack stuffed with cash money.
Entrants with the best entries may be contacted for original files and further judging. What are you waiting for? Log on and post now!
From a very young age, kids find tablets to be quite engaging. The touch screen on a tablet is quite intuitive and it can be a great learning tool for young minds, but before you hand over your precious and expensive iPad vacuum seal it in the DryCASE. The DryCASE is perfect case for keeping clean, dry and totally protected from sticky fingers and drool!
The NEW DryCASE is here! We have redesigned the DryCASE waterproof phone and music player case by moving the valve and rotating the headphone jack. Now DryCASE is compatible with the Note 2 and other large smart devices! Buy it today at www.drycase.com.
Production now more productive than ever
DryCASE has had a long week preparing one of the hardest shipment we’ve ever had to prepare back in the warehouse, but we did it! All 2,050 pieces tested, packaged, packaged again, and packaged yer again (yes, every individual piece has to be packaged 3 times) in under a week and we’re very meticulous about it. The QVC shipment (all 2,200lbs of it!) left yesterday afternoon. How did we celebrate you ask? Can you say mid week pizza party!
DryCASE will protect your phone while boating so you can take advantage of all the great boating apps. Here’s the best of today’s boating-friendly apps, all available online at the iTunes store.
- Weather Bug: Good general weather forecaster with real-time cameras, satellite maps, and more. Radar isn’t animated. (Free)
- Radar in Motion: Animated weather radar for anywhere in the U.S. search by zip code or location ($0.99)
- WindGuru: Worldwide coverage of current wind strenth and direction. No predictions. (Free)
- Sun n Moon: Sun and Moon rising and setting times as well as moon phases-no matter where you are. Extra compass features ($0.99)
- Windbuoy: Wind speed, direction, and gust; wave period and heights; air and water temp from hundreds of NOAA buoys ($2.99)
- Weather Alert: A simple weather notification app that warns you of dangerous weather in your area ($0.99)
- Nav Clock: A big graphic that shows date, time and basic weather and location info. A good quick reference ( $0.99)
- Flashlight: A bright white light good for checking a serial number in the bilge, red for chart work, or blue for disco. Strobe and SOS too. (Free)
- AccalaRuler: Uses motion to measure from a few inches to 15′ at any angle within 2 percent ($0.99)
- Cheap Gas! Plus: Trailering you boat? This app finds the cheapest gas near you and a maps a route to it ($1.99)
- Navionics Mobile Gold: Navionics Gold XL9 Presents seamless charts by region with tide, current, port services, and automatic updates ($49.99)