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i-Blades Smartcases now Waterproof

September 19, 2021

The revolutionary smartphone cases from i-Blades have gotten a new upgrade!

Up until this point, the award-winning i-Blades smartcases have provided multiple smartphone benefits, such as full phone protection (phone case, screen and camera protection, leather wallets, etc.), additional storage, additional battery life, environmental sensors for a better lifestyle, and much more. In short, i-Blades smartcases both protected and made flagship phones even better!

From now on, the protection level and general awesomeness of this case have been improved by becoming waterproof!

Once upon a time, only certain phones were water and dust-resistant! If you remember, Sony launched its first Xperia Z flagship with a focus on IP57 certificate protection. That's exactly what brought Sony back into the game. Today, almost every flagship phone is water-resistant. What's more, there are many mid-range phones that are enriched with an IP certificate.

So, we can freely say that resistance to water or dust today is not only a characteristic of premium devices. The phones that belong to the middle class are mostly IP56 or lower certified, while the premium phones are mostly IP67 or higher certified.

Be that as it may, although most of the smartphones are waterproof, this smartcase was not, and having sensors, magnetic grips, and electronics attached to it, dropping a phone into the water with i-Blades on it could have caused problems.

Finally, the company has made the smartcase waterproof as well, as an additional commodity that can be asked and paid for, and now both the smartphone and the smartcase are completely safe and sound from any kind of damage! This extra protective option comes with an IP57 certificate and costs just a bit more than the regular case.

What does IP mean?

However, what do all these certificates mean and how are they actually read? We will try to explain to you how IP certificates work, how they are named, and what they mean for phones.

You have probably noticed that the characteristics of certain phones say "IP57" (example taken due to i-Blades smartcases’ IP rating). It is a format that means two things - resistance to water and dust, using numbers. The first number determines the level of dust resistance, and the second number determines the level of water resistance.

How to read IP certificates?

Dust

Dust resistance is usually measured on a scale from 0 to 6. Of course, the number 0 says that the device is not dust resistant at all, while the numbers 5 and 6 say that the device is resistant to contact with dust that is harmful to the device. So, a phone that has an IP certificate "IP53", number 5, is the first in a row to indicate the level of resistance of the device to dust. If we said that the scale is from 0 to 6, then this IP certificate tells us that the phone is very, but not absolutely, dust resistant.

On the other hand, when we have IP67 certification, then the device is completely dust resistant, for example, phones like iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7. Here is a list of dust resistance levels, so see what each level means:

  • 3 = The device is sand resistant
  • 4 = The device is resistant to particles whose size is not less than 1 mm in diameter.
  • 5 = The device is partially resistant to harmful dust particles.
  • 6 = The device is completely resistant to harmful dust particles.

Water

First to clarify that no phone is completely water-resistant. Any device can be endangered by water in certain circumstances. As for the resistance of the device to water, it is also measured from the number 0 all the way to the number 8. As you can guess, the number 0 says that the device is not resistant to water or moisture at all, while the number 8 guarantees the complete resistance of the device to water at a depth of more than one meter.

What you need to know is that the phone manufacturer must indicate at what depth and for how long the phone is water-resistant. Although the IP water certificate is on the highest scale, this does not mean that the phone will be water-resistant at a depth of say 2 meters, longer than 30 minutes. The trick is that the pressure in the water is much stronger at greater depths so that the phone cannot withstand at any depth without leaking water (this applies to the i-Blades smartcase as well). Attached is a list of water resistance levels, so see what each level means:

  • 4 = The device is resistant to drops and short contact with water.
  • 5 = The device is resistant to a jet of water not wider than 6 mm and lasting no longer than a few seconds.
  • 6 = The device is resistant to strong water jets not wider than 12 mm.
  • 7 = The device is resistant to direct contact with water, for a period of up to 30 minutes, at a depth of up to 1 m.
  • 8 = The device is resistant to direct contact with water, for up to 30 minutes, at a depth of up to 1.5m.
  • 9 = The device is resistant to a constant strong jet of water.

An IP certificate essentially cannot define the exact circumstances in which a device is water-resistant. However, by reading the IP certificate, you can still get clear images of how much the user can wet or expose their device to dust and sand.

The i-Blades IP57 smartcase protection

From the lists above it is safe to assume that the i-Blades smartcase, having an IP57 certificate, will now protect both the phone and itself from dust and water damage.

When it comes to dust, the smartcase is partially resistant to harmful dust particles. On the other hand, the device is resistant to direct contact with water, for a period of up to 30 minutes, at a depth of up to 1 m.

Final words

New flagship phones, such as the newest iPhones, Samsung phones, and others, are quite expensive machines and while they already possess some form of protection, additional protection is always welcome. Keep your smartphones intact with i-Blades smartcases, make them even more powerful with additional battery life and storage, and now keep them even more dust and water-resilient.