MSNBC - "It's not a shocker that folks are psyched about it."
Based on all the enthusiasm from our Kickstarter Backers we have made improvements to the original design. We have been working diligently with our Engineering team to bring you these new features:
Front Camera Opening Proximity Sensor Opening
Double Lock Latch Surface lens over main Camera
Quarter Turn Lock for Micro USB
Improved Audio to microphone and audio out.
Stuff - "This case will make your wimpy iPhone tougher than a level 99 elder dragon covered in adamantium scales".
Engadget - "make your Otterbox case look like Samuel L. Jackson in Unbreakable."
Gizmag - "It had better do more than just protect a phone from bumps and scrapes."
Mobile Magazine - ”We let you know whenever an awesome case is introduced”
Tree Hugger - "made for people who take their phones into more extreme situations"
Mashable Tech - "Adventurers certainly want to keep their iPhones protected, and now they can keep them powered up at the same time with the Snow Lizard Aqua Tek S case."
Tecca - "For self-confessed klutz or an adrenaline junkie"
Ubergizmo (blog) - "suit folks who lead rugged lifestyles"
Geek - "This bad boy will keep your iPhone protected"
SlashGear - "first of its kind “ruggedized,” waterproof, and solar powered battery booster case."
Geeky gadgets - “provide your iPhone with the best possible protection”
Thedupertech – “make your iPhone look like a war-gadget”
Mobiletor.com - “against water as well as drops, falls, scratches, thumps and accidental spills”
Technabob - "Aqua Tek S Rugged iPhone Case Laughs in the Face of the Great Outdoors"
Cult of Mac - "With This Rugged Case, Your iPhone Could Go Camping Alone"
Sneakhype - "If there’s a more rugged phone case out there then this one, I haven’t seen it."
the Bro - "Check out this case that puts the Otterbox to shame."
MTV Geek - "Snow Lizard Products recently revealed a new iPhone case that will make your Otter Box seem as wimpy as Super Mario in need of his mushroom fix."
NexGadget - "Have any immediate plans to visit war, escape nuclear fallout or get shipwrecked in the midst of the Pacific? Boy has Snow Lizard got the iPhone case for you."
Bit Rebels - "one of the few cases that will really keep your iPhone completely safe without getting scratched if you are out in the wilderness, climbing mountains, river paddling, cow jumping or bear boxing (or any other activity you might find fun during your vacation hike in the woods)."
The Alternative Consumer - "This is the perfect iPhone case for off-grid outdoor enthusiasts who love hiking, snorkeling, skiing and spelunking (charge it before entering your favorite cave)." Snow Lizard says: Spelunking may not get you a signal but will capture great images & video!
Best Stuff - "Think about it – you can be snow skiing, fishing at your favorite lake, snorkeling or just kicking it back poolside – and the AQUA TEK S will keep your iPhone protected."
iphoneappcafe - "Whether you’re skiing a black diamond slope, fly fishing at your favourite lake, snorkelling an epic reef or kicking it back poolside, the AQUA TEK S provides rugged protection in any environment."
At Snow Lizard Products our missions is to bring mobile accessories that enhance usability, increase security and protect the latest technologies to market. With offices in Utah, Dallas and Miami, we lead very active lives and we are eager to continue creating gear for outdoor enthusiast. The Patent Pending AQUA TEK S is the latest products we are excited to introduce to consumers, but we need your help with production and tooling.
The AQUA TEK S is the first ever battery powered, solar charged, rugged under water iPhone 4/4S case made with technology enthusiast and adrenaline junkies in mind. Whether you’re skiing a black diamond slope, fly fishing at your favorite lake, snorkeling an epic reef or kicking it back poolside, the AQUA TEK S can take your iPhone to places where no iPhone has gone before.
Waterproof up to 20 feet and designed to withstand drops, falls and accidental spills, the outer shell is made from tough Poly-carbonate materials with rubber grips for added protection.
We stayed away from conductive materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, though we think they are very cool, they also reduce reception. Our philosophy is to enhance the usability without degrading the performance.
The AQUA TEK S’ built in battery and solar charger gives users peace of mind about running out of power while hiking, skiing, camping and lounging. Easily charge and sync the iPhone in the AQUA TEK S by opening the thumb screw and attaching a micro USB to the connector.
Help us to get this product to market and we promise your vacation pictures and videos will never be the same. With the AQUA TEK S, your journey will be recorded while your iPhone is protected.
- Waterproof and dirt resistant design protects your iPhone 4/4S from outdoor elements
- Poly-Carbonate, ruggedized casing withstands drops, falls and spills
- Lio Polymer Battery and solar charger keeps iPhone powered so users can hike, ski, camp and play longer
- Secures and protects the iPhone 4/4S while leaving access to the phones camera, volume buttons, speakers and Multi-touch display
- Easily charge and sync the iPhone in the AQUA TEK S by opening the thumb screw and attaching a micro USB to the connector
- For Kickstarter Pledges you will receive one or more of these with serial number in these 4 colors. (NEW) Safety Yellow, Signal Orange, Black Night, or Urban Camo.
- May be Available in up to 10 colors including Safety Yellow, Signal Orange (as seen above),Left to right: Black Night, Steel, Urban Camo, Reggae Camo, Navy Camo, Desert Camo, Jungle Camo, Pink Camo and Leopard.
We are also investigating several mounting opportunities...here is one that we think will be great for those with MOLLE equipment. There will also be a neck lanyard, wrist strap and a bike mount accessory for the AQUA TEK. The image below is a preliminary design.
Yes there will be an integrated locking scheme that will prevent inadvertent opening while submerged.
Right now we are investigating the battery capacity, we want to make sure that we are providing the right amount of power for this form factor to deliver the best performance.
I don't live near Park City Utah and flights are expensive, is there an alternative reward plan for those of us that cannot get out there?
Yes, Andreas & I are discussing how we can provide exceptional rewards for those that would like to support us but cannot get to Park City. We will have more on that soon.
The Thumb screw to reach the sealed micro USB connector to charge the AQUA TEK S & iPhone 4/4S is opened with a coin such as a dime or nickel. You will also be able to use a common screwdriver flat head or pen knife.
The accessible ports/features are: Touch screen, Home button, volume up/down
Inaccessible are: Ring/silent toggle, On/off button, Front facing Camera.
All other features are available while in the case. You will be able to talk, text, browse the web and take pictures/videos of your adventure all while staying powered and protected.
The Snow Lizard team recommends to use blue-tooth headphones for use while in the AQUA TEK S case. We wanted to minimize the water entry points without eliminating too many features. The Audio Port is a challenge because we cannot control what Audio Jack goes into the AQUA TEK S case, which may create a catastrophic leak.
Sorry Kickstarter will not let us change the pledge, the shipping is the same as the other pledges. (Shipping to Canada add $25, International add $50 to pledge amount)
The video shows our 2nd prototype which is near functional and provides us and the engineering team a proof of concept. The next version that we will have will be a fully functional demonstration model and it will be shown in the water. Rest assured, Andreas & the engineering team have developed many rugged products over the years and this one will not disappoint!
Yes, we had earlier issues with the prototype and have modified the design for productions. We noted that the flash will overwhelm the camera if the case lens is not flush to the iPhone 4/4S. Rest assured we have mitigated this issue.
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