Home Made case -- iPad Under Water

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    Hey everyone here is my homemade waterproof iPad case

    It was very scary testing it out

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/user/ZooGueBROKEtoRICH#p/a/u/0/xIAp9F2A9sI]YouTube - ZooGueBROKEtoRICH's Channel[/ame]

    Enjoy
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    People have been doing this for quite a while with ebook readers...
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    Moved to the DIY forum.
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    Minute of glory :)
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    Just remember: there are zip lock bags, and then there are ZIP lock bags. The ones with the slide lock could leak ... the single line zip is pretty secure, but they make freezer bags that have 2 zip lines. The bag is a little thicker, but it's much more secure.

    Once upon a time, I used to go canoeing ... I found that zip lock bags are your friend! They come in all sizes, and will help keep things dry. I wouldn't want to try diving with it, but for keeping splashes and sudden (shallow water) submersions from damaging electronics, there's nothing better than zip lock bags. Great for sitting pool-side, too. Or getting caught in the rain.

    One other thing: if you're just trying to avoid "splash", squeeze the air out of the bag before it's "locked" all the way and it makes it easier to handle. If you're out in water and think you may drop it (or capsize!), LEAVE air in the bag: it will help make it more buoyant and float to the surface so you can find it.

    Thanks for posting your idea. It's one of those forehead slapping "Duh! Why didn't *I* think of that?" tips.
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    Great job Niel Armstrong! You nearly sacraficed your iPad life for the betterment of others!- LOL Thanks for doing so, now we know the outcome. Appreciate it my friend.
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    That saves me from spending the $25 I was going to spend on a Trendydigital waterproof bag I was about to buy!
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    Would you really trust a ziplock bag for more than just a youtube video?

    A good waterproof solution would be one that is vacuum sealed and also has a melted seal that you peel off and toss when your done...that way it would be waterproof and would still keep its form factor. Like a shrink wrap.
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    Ooooo! Even BETTER! And I have one on my counter, too!
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    Tim, you sir, are nuts! When's the zoogue coming out btw? I haven't bought a leather case yet waiting for yours. Dying to get my hands on it!
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    this is not so safety..
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    good job.I want to follow you to make the case.
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    I wouldn't even wanna try it....
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    Yea you're right that what you've just done is SCARY!! Haha. Appreciate it though.
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    Scary...but title caught my eye. Don't think I'd try this anytime soon...unless for some reason I'm caught in a freak flash flood or something weird like that and I need a quick protector against the water. Hopefully not tho.
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    I think it would wrk well for protecting against splashes and rainy days. Like sitting on the porch using ipad while raining or drizzling outside. If i were to use it in water, id double up the ziplock bag or vacuum seal it, like the mod said.
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    Cheap waterproof case for iPad or iPhone

    Zip lock saves the day. Every night i listen to pod-casts or the occasional movie with either my iPad or iPhone in a zip lock while relaxing in my hottub. I've also used during a canoe trip with my maps and sky charts ready to go.
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    crazy idea! but it will great idea for diver people so they can navigator under water, i not know if GPS will work underwater.... if not so they can basic map without gps to plan journey....or read and surf when you bath ,-- great idea with lay and rest enjoy bath or shower <-- crazy and stupid people will do it.... waterproof will great usefully...

    i would make simple of it... if i was engineer, i will put case airtight and watertight

    option 1 enlarge size plenty space for pin plug (see reason later) and hold all edge and buy spare wire pin plug thought airtight and watertight case. make sure transparent screen where can press work well as well... and spare wire pin plug make it waterproof wire cover and put maybe in case battery flat.... at underwater.. if battery box bring for long time underwater (which really not need as it can through 10 hours)

    option 2 build case watertight and airtight make sure transparent screen watertight and airtight and press work... it is basic and simple which battery not need charge - which i point before not need charger underwater as ipad can operate for 10 hours anyway

    i should not revives this plan so you can stole my idea (by way i am not engineer anyway... and it is need patent) by way i think it will very low profit income anyway as few people will buy it for this reason... (free my plan to your welcome build it) by way tip for me will be lovely (LOL)

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