Okay, this is another time that I get to review a Catalyst product. This time, it is for the iPhone 7, and it has been known as the “ultimate case for the ultimate device”.
So why is it ultimate? Well, it is waterproof and drop proof. In fact, every Catalyst for the iPhone 7 is tested to IP68 waterproof to 33 fee (10 meters). Then it is designed to meet drops and shocks of up to 6 feet (2 meters), which is MIL-STD 810G.
I’ve seen a lot of cases like these, such as those from Otterbox and Lifeproof. The difference is that the Catalyst case is transparent on both sides. So the front is ready for the touchscreen, but the back shows off the Apple logo.
What we are looking at is a case for the iPhone 7 made for life itself. Not only will the Catalyst protect you from dust, dirt, and snow, but it has a lanyard.
I’m going to highly recommend this Catalyst for the iPhone 7. You can find it on the Catalyst website for $79.99 in Stealth Black or Alpine White (starting in March 2017).
Well, in an age where everyone needs a case, and there is a lot of good ones like Lifeproof and Otterbox. The last time at CES, I had a chance to review a case from Catalyst for the iPhone 6/6S.
This one is for the iPad Mini 4, and it is Waterproof IP68, and it is waterproof up to 2 meters (6.6 feet). So, it is also dirt proof, snow proof, and drop proof. For the drop proof part, it has a premium rubber bumper for a soft grip.
The case comes in two pieces, which can sandwich together to form a lot of transparent goodnees. Not only does that front give something completely transparent to access the iPad touchscreen, but the back is transparent so the Apple logo can be seen. You can even access the Touch ID with extra-large ports to accommodate the charging and headphone jack.
So, if you are an iPad Mini 4 user, and you want to get in on this Catalyst protection, it is available on the Catalyst site for $89.99.
I will have to admit that it has been a while since I reviewed one of those cases that really protects your phone. There was a time when I reviewed products from Lifeproof, which is now owned by Otterbox, and yes, Otterbox makes those products now. Anyway, this is a case from Catalyst, a company that I really should have heard of, honestly.
This particular Catalyst case is designed to be “the most protective casein the world”. It is made to be waterproof for 5 meters, and survive drops of up to 2 meters. Yeah, all the measurements are all metric, so maybe there is some kind of non-American company making this product.
The company prides itself in saying it is where “rugged meets style”, and I will have to agree with that. The Catalyst is made of premium quality materials including impact resistant polycarbonate, a soft-touch rubber bumper, silicone seals, for seals of air and water protection. It is IP-68 waterproof, and it has a curved shape and stuff.
Anyway, if you want to try this out for yourself, it costs about $69.99 on the Catalyst website.