This is a little more parent-tech than baby-tech, although if your baby is a drooler this may help! I received a Kobert Waterproof Case for review this week and the first thing I did was their suggested “tissue test.” Put a tissue inside, close the two clasps and submerge it into water for five minutes. (Better the tissue than my phone in case it didn’t work!)
Well I got distracted online and didn’t go back to it for about thirty minutes. But when I took the tissue out of the case, it was completely dry! That alleviated any worries that my phone would get wet.
I have an iPhone 5 and it fit fine, even with its protective case, however they claim it will fit most cell phone models, including the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 4, Galaxy s5, s4, S3 and more.
The Kobert Waterproof Case comes with a stylus that worked well, even through the thick plastic. The only thing you can’t do is press the buttons on the side or top of the phone. It also includes a strap that allows you to carry it by hand or around your neck.
I tried it out in the bathtub, and checked my messages, Facebook and and even used the keyboard with my wet fingers! I can definitely see using it in the hot tub, kitchen, or at the beach…anywhere you might have a water issue.
I played classical music in iTunes and it sounded great through the case. No muffling. My daughter said to call her to check the sound of phone calls and we had a great conversation! I even used Siri to execute the command to call. No problems there.
Amazon sells the Kobert for a mere $12.99, which is incredibly affordable for any case. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and 1-year replacement guarantee.
I should mention that last year I got a LifeProof case as a present and hated it–it was really hard to put on and take off my phone and I eventually ditched it. The Kobert alternative really works well for how I use my phone.
My daughter made me promise to buy one for her stocking!
Jennifer Moss (she/her) is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.
Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.