Taking your phone for a swim? These days, it is true that a number of flagships are indeed waterproof, even the iPhone. Still, there are a number of models that haven’t quite adopted this trend, including solid devices like the Google Pixel. If you’re phone isn’t waterproof, that means if you end up accidentally exposing it to water, you may well be out of luck.

I am sure most of us have accidentally poured a drink on our phone, or even dropped it in the sink, pool, or the toilet. In my experience, the good ol’ rice trick doesn’t really do much to help, either. It’s a disaster. The best way to protect your phone from water damage is by taking precautions and keeping the handset safe. So if you must really go for those underwater selfie shoots and social media pool sessions, your best bet is to pick up a waterproof pouch case.

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These pouches will keep your phone well protected inside what looks like some kind of plastic pencil bag. Yeah, they are not pretty, but they will get the job done better than anything else. What’s even better is that you can actually use your phone while underwater. They are transparent, so you can operate the touchscreen through them and even take underwater photos.

Want to get your own pouch case? Let’s go through some of our favorites and find out which one is the right one for you.

CaliCase floating waterproof case pouch

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CaliCase might just be the highest quality waterproof case on the market, it looks and feels resistant from the first time you hold it. It floats so you don’t have to worry about your phone sinking and if you want to go underwater you can go up to 100 feet thanks to it’s IPX8 Certification.

We like CaliCase pouches because the company seems to have really put effort into making this otherwise simple product one that is well thought out. While most competitors have a single layer of cheap plastic protecting your devices, CaliCase uses dual PVC protection, a strong carabiner and a high-quality lanyard.

The CaliCase fits every size phone and is available in 15 different stylish colors. The CaliCase costs $19.99 – but your are in luck, we have secured a $5 off coupon. Just enter: CALI5 at checkout on CaliCase.com

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JOTO cellphone dry bag

joto-pouch

This one is a little cheaper than CaliCase’s. Though it may not feel as solid, the company promises the same functionality and they have a similar design language. Also rated IPX8, it can be submerged to 100 feet and does fit phones sized up to 6 inches.

It goes for $6.99-9.99 on Amazon. A small price to pay to keep your phone safe.

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3iArt floating waterproof case

3iArt-pouch

The 3iArt pouch is really nothing special, but it has a little something under its… sleeve. First, let’s start by telling you it fits 7-inch phones and is rated IPX8, which means it can go down to 100 feet and survive. It does also float, but what makes it awesome is that you can listen to your music while rocking this pouch.

There’s a 3.5 mm plug inside, which you can connect to your smartphone. This connects to an outside port you can use with any headphones. Of course, you should also find waterproof headphones, though. At $11.97, it’s not a bad deal.

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FRiEQ Floating Waterproof Case

If you need a case that floats and are looking for a fun colorful case then the Frieq Waterproof pouch might just be the case you are looking for.

The Frieq case fits all phones up to 5.7″ and comes with IPX8 certified to 100 feet underwater. The case is available at Amazon for $11.99

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MoKo universal waterproof case for tablets

MoKo-pouch

Need something a little larger? Because sometimes using your tablet to take concert pictures is not enough, this case makes it possible to take your pad for a swim.

The MoKo pouch can fit tablets with screens as large as 8.3 inches and is also IPX8 certified, which means you can submerge it to 100 feet. It is simple and functional, as well as affordable at only $8.95.

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There are a ton of pouch cases out there, and so this list could go on forever but the ones above represent our favorites. The rest really all mostly look the same and perform the same job in a very similar fashion. For the most part, you can’t go wrong regardless of what you pick, as long as you do your research to ensure they are as waterproof as they claim to be.

Do you have any options you prefer? Have you had any experience with pouch cases? Hit the comments to let us know!

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  • ADR

    Apple Authority

  • Ethan Campbell

    All of the displays have iPhones. Boo.

  • Handheld Addict

    I use a Ziploc bag hehe ?

    • Frank Bank

      me too plus a zip tie

  • alex

    i got a Hydro gizmos pouch, its not designated for cell phones only and im pretty happy

  • Frank Bank

    what else is it designated for

  • wekebu

    The CaliCase has a clear area on the back for your camera. I have a DryPack that has this also, but for some reason they insist on having the clear section towards the closure. This CaliCase has the clear area at the far end, away from the closure where your camera will be!
    Thanks for the tip. (ps, used ziplocks and ended up with a wet camera. These pouches are great for someone who is around water alot.)

    • wekebu

      I bought the white CaliCase. With my Nexus 6P in a clear Spigen thin case, it’s a tight fit to find and use the power, volume up/down buttons, but works. Wondering if the clear case, that lacks the flotation, would have more interior room?

      The CaliCase closures are very easy to use, I’ve had to return a few pouches because the closures were fiddly.

      Thank you for this review of waterproof pouches.