Catalyst: Family-Proof your iPhone and Laptop for the Winter!

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Winter time time is all about spending time with your family outdoors, experiencing many family adventures in the snow and enjoying some snowboarding, sledding and tobogganing.

A few weeks ago we went to Squamish and took the Sea to Sky Gondola up the mountain, I of course had my iPhone on me to capture the fun times. I got some pretty cool shots and I was happy to have my new Waterproof Catalyst case and floating lanyard with me to protect my iPhone while hiking and playing in the snow and the tube park. Tubing and playing in the snow is fun but you definitively get wet and a wet phone is not good news.

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The Catalyst case is super slim and lightweight but it is also durable and rugged. It keeps my iPhone dry at all times and it even protects it against drops! Our one-year-old is constantly trying to grab my iPhone whenever I leave it on the table and he has dropped it a million times already. Thanks to the Catalyst case my phone is still working and my screen is still intact!

Something worth mentioning is that while the Catalyst case is on you can still use iPhone features like Touch ID, access the charging and headphone ports and maintain high voice call quality even underwater! You also continue to experience true sound acoustics.

Having a Catalyst case on your phone also means that you can wash the phone whenever it gets really dirty without having to worry about finding wipes and not getting it wet. Like when you toddler plays with your phone while eating greasy french fries or pop corn.  Sound familiar?

Here’s a little video I recorded of me testing the case. I did it without the phone in because a) I am using the phone to record the video and b) so you could actually see clearly inside the case, notice how no water gets inside the case after full submersion, love it!

The floating lanyard is another cool little Catalyst gadget I received to test.  The floating lanyard is designed to keep your phone afloat when in the water, perfect if you go swimming, fishing, boating, etc. You can keep your phone securely attached to your wrist using the adjustable wrist strap and if for some reason you drop it in the water then you know your device will float right away. It is like a little parachute/life vest for your phone, such a neat invention! MSRP: $19.99

underwater iphone

Catalyst Waterproof case features:

  • Meets military standards to survive drops and shocks
  • Impact-proof from 2 meters (6.6 ft) and waterproof to 5 meters (16.4 ft), deeper than any other everyday iPhone case on the market
  • Hard coated optical lens maintains iPhone camera’s high image quality
  • Every case shipped has been factory tested to at least 5 meters of water pressure before approval for sale
  • Dimensions 13.2 mm thick, 134.3 mm tall, 67.2 mm wide (0.52″ x 5.29″ x 2.65″)
  • Weight: 41 grams (1.4 oz)
  • MSRP $64.99

 Catalyst Waterproof Sleeve for 13″ – 15″ laptops
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Going to the beach or coffee shop to work? What about working on your computer by the pool or packing to go to the cabin? The Catalyst Waterproof sleeve has been designed to carry and protect your device whenever you go. The super stylish and functional design features cushioned foam and welded waterproof construction with double lock water tight closure.

I love knowing that I can pack my laptop in my regular bag and not worry if I am caught under the rain or if I spill my son’s bottle of water in my bag (it has happened before – twice!).

The Catalyst sleeve is also great to use when protecting documents or your wallet. I will be taking it with me to Mexico in December so I can use it to keep our passports and my laptop dry and secured.

Catalyst Waterproof Sleeve Features

  • Maximum internal size: H 390 x W 290 mm
  • Fits: Macbook Pro 13 inch, Macbook Pro 15 inch, and other 13 to 15 inch laptops.
  • MSRP: $54.99

Be sure to visit Catalyst Lifestyle online to check out and order their products, and even if you are not into the outdoor activities the cases are great for protecting your devices from simple everyday accidents.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

 

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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8 responses to “Catalyst: Family-Proof your iPhone and Laptop for the Winter!”

  1. Pamela+P — January 14, 2015 @ 8:49 pm (#)

    Looks like they have very cool products to protect your electronics.!

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  2. kathy downey — January 15, 2015 @ 2:42 am (#)

    Awesome product to keeps your electronics safe

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  3. JaimeeM — January 15, 2015 @ 7:29 am (#)

    LOVE that it has a floaty attachment for the case. Would definitely come in handy if you lost your phone in a lake

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  4. Kristina — January 15, 2015 @ 9:24 am (#)

    I need one of these!

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  5. Jenn Erin — January 15, 2015 @ 12:39 pm (#)

    SO impressive! Thanks for the demo!

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  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen — January 15, 2015 @ 4:51 pm (#)

    Wow, these sound fantastic, must be a tough case if it meets military standards to survive drops and shocks. I don’t have a laptop so the Catalyst sleeve isn’t something I’d need but the Waterproof Catalyst case and floating lanyard I find fascinating.

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  7. Holly — January 15, 2015 @ 5:17 pm (#)

    These are must haves for everyone. Definitely going to look into picking up a case for my laptop and phone. I’ve actually lost a few phones to water damage. Glad products like these are out there now!

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  8. Victoria Ess — March 11, 2015 @ 8:21 pm (#)

    Oh a case like this would have been so handy given some of the incidents I have had with my phone!

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