Looking for Christmas Gifts? Gadget Cases from E-Case


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E-Cases -- high quality ziplocks.

E-Cases -- high quality ziplocks.

Friday gear geek tidbit. Are your friends and loved ones upgrading smartphones like they change socks? Do they travel much? I’ve been quite happy with these E-Case generic heavy-duty ziplock cases from Cascade Designs. They’re not particularly damage protecting, but they seal well if you’re careful with the ziplock. In moist climates, throw a desiccant bag in there along with your phone, seal the zipper, and it’s even submersible to a meter (IPX7 rated).

With the variety of E-case sizes you can pick a roomy option that makes it easy insert or remove your device. Or a clear sided bag like these can make a truly nice repair kit container. Your kit will never get damp or wet, and you can do a quick visual check of what’s in there. Size 20 holds a medium to small sized repair kit, or a Kindle. Size 13 works for my Samsung Galaxy smartphone. They also make some cases with sealed audio jack ports. Apparently they’re actually made in the U.S.A. in Seattle!

I can still work my Android touch screen through the heavy clear cover, and the camera shoots through so long as clarity isn’t compromised by moisture or damage.

Yes, you can also use ziplock plastic bags for this sort of thing. But they’re prone to pin-holes and quickly get to a point where the camera won’t shoot through. Something with more beef is nice. E-case will last significantly longer than a plastic bag. More, I’ve found I like handling a device in this sort of container instead of a plastic bag. E-Case is stiffer and items inside tend to slip around less.

Shop for ‘em.

Comments

2 Responses to “Looking for Christmas Gifts? Gadget Cases from E-Case”

  1. Greg S December 13th, 2013 12:50 pm

    Purchased a couple of these at the beginning of the summer. Definitely stoked with how they worked. I’ve used older reusable ziplock-type bags in the past and eventually the zipper fails, but these seal up flawlessly. Used a larger one to store permits and other docs I needed to keep dry and smaller ones for phone/camera.

  2. Brian December 13th, 2013 1:03 pm

    I have used this item to carry my phone on biking/skiing adventures for a couple of years now.
    http://www.blackburndesign.com/bags/vip-sl-ride-wallet.html#.Uqtm0_RDvEk

    works very well and can fit some money and a couple of cards/ID in it as well.

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