One of the best things about summer? Lounging in or around a cool body of water. But with the way we’re becoming more attached to our mobile devices, doing so can be fraught with peril. Quick
reflexes and having uncooked rice on hand can save a smartphone after an accidental dunk at home. But at the beach? Good luck.
Today, proper water gear can also include those for our electronics. As such, Ibattz has its Mojo Refuel Aqua case for the iPhone 5, which combines waterpfroofing as well as extra battery power.
Protection in and around water as well as energy to last the entire day? What more could you want?
Design & Protection
The Ibattz Mojo
Refuel Aqua case for the iPhone 5 has quite the number of pieces involved, but delivers a complete package. Although the primary intent for this battery case is waterproof protection, included
is a plastic bumper that swaps in for daily use. The bumper fits rather nicely, covers all the smartphone edges, and provides space between the screen and surface when set face down.
Not the prettiest, but gets the job done
A hard enough drop will knock the bumper case from the battery and iPhone, but better that than a naked phone taking the full hit. Otherwise, the plastic snaps flush with the battery backing and
holds throughout typical daily use.
Of course, the primary draw to the Ibattz Mojo Refuel Aqua is the waterproofing. Instead of the bumper, you attach the waterproof screen top to the battery until it locks. Once that’s done, wrap it
up with the waterproof silicone for a tight seal that’s good to keep your submerged iPhone 5 dry for up to 30 minutes. Splashes? No problem. Just make sure that you press the edges flush all the
The black silicone may not be the prettiest in terms of minute construction details, but it gets the job done. A textured back makes the case easier to grip, which is desirable when your hands
might be wet or sandy. Although any surface protection on the back of the iPhone needs to be removed, screen protectors can stay in place.
Sure, the touch sensitivity is reduced a good amount when you try to interact through a layer of plastic and glass, but it’s not totally unusable either. Just expect some fury as you madly jab at
the screen keyboard, attempting to reply to texts.