Aquapac Bike-Mounted Phone Case – Mini
Bike-Mounted Phone Case – Mini. Waterproof rating: IPX8. Submersible
The smaller of two submersible phone cases that attach to handlebars, and to helm bars on yachts.
Perfect for iPhones up to and including iPhone 6.
What’s so special about this case?
- No tools required – designed to be attached with your fingers only
- You’ll be able to talk and hear through it without a problem and your touchscreen will work normally
- It’s not just 100% waterproof – it’ll protect your phone from dust, dirt and sand too
- You won’t necessarily have to buy a new one when you upgrade your phone, because it’s a generic rather than a form-fit case (unlike a hard case, it’s not tailored to a specific device).
What else do I need to know?
- You can get great video with your front-facing camera. The bike mount attachment means that there is no room to fit a lens window on the back of this case, so you cannot use a rear-facing/iSight camera. Sorry!
- Some smartphones can be very sticky. Please watch our video which shows how to get a phone in and out of the case without it getting stuck.
- Some phones will float in this case and some won’t – make sure you test yours in a basin before you launch it into the sea!
- Capacitive touchscreens don’t work underwater, the water breaks the circuit. But you can use the volume buttons to operate your camera underwater.
- Fingerprint recognition such as Apple’s Touch ID won’t work through the Aquapac – you will have to enter your passcode.
- Some phones have rather sharp edges. We recommend use of a thin bumper case which will protect both phone and case.
- It should fit the handlebars of all bicycles, some motorbikes, and also to the helm bars on yachts.
Colour Cool Grey
Materials Case: TPU
Mount: nylon and stainless steel
Weight Case: 1.5oz / 44g
Mount: 1.3oz / 36g
This case is 100% PVC-free. It is made of a special TPU which is thin enough for you to use your touchscreen, but still remarkably strong.
The seams are high-frequency welded to form a super-strong bond.
We patented the Aquaclip system back in the 1990s. We have sold over 5 million Aquapacs, the vast majority of which are sealed with an Aquaclip. So you can have confidence that the waterproofness of our system is well-proven!
Caution: It’s not foolproof. If you’re not careful you could get a hole in the case, or let water in when opening it. But as long as you treat it sensibly and carefully it should give you many years of use.
Our warranty covers this Aquapac only, and not any items you may put inside it. We recommend that you insure the contents separately.
Our range has been independently tested to international waterproofing standards. However, the waterproofness of your Aquapac depends on your closing and opening it carefully, and on it not being damaged either before or during use. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Before Every Use
Seal something worthless inside, then submerge in a basin to check the waterproofness.
Closing the Case
Make sure that all parts are properly attached. Wipe away any grit or sand, which could hamper the seal. Always turn the levers as far as they will go. They should lock smoothly, if not there may be something impeding the seal.
Opening the Case
Never open your Aquapac in or under water. In order to stop any water getting in when you are opening it, first shake off any water then dry with a towel. Hold the case with the opening at the bottom as you open it.
Our materials are strong but can still be punctured. Avoid sharp or abrasive objects and protect from impacts. After regular contact with chlorinated or salt water, or with sun creams, wash in soapy water and then rinse with fresh water. Do not use bleach, alcohol or proprietary cleaners.
No tools are required. Unscrew the bike mount, place on the bar and screw back together in the required position. Insert the case as shown with the Aquaclip seal at the bottom. Pull it down till it locks into place. You can use the case vertically or horizontally. To remove it turn it upside down and then you can pull it up out of the mount.
Aquapacs are made from a variety of materials, mostly plastics which make them rustproof. These include TPU, ABS, nylon and polypropylene.
Although the case material has been UV-stabilized – which means that the plastic shouldn’t be discoloured or broken down by sunlight – the Aquapac won’t protect anything inside it from heat or sunlight. The soft case material is functional and flexible in air temperatures -40ºC to +60ºC (-40ºF to +140ºF), and water temperatures up to +40ºC (+100ºF).
Humidity and Condensation
In humid climates there will be moisture in the air sealed inside the case. Desiccant sachets will absorb the moisture, keeping the contents completely dry. We recommend use of desiccant sachets in all Aquapacs in humid climates. You can purchase spare sachets – see Accessories.
This is not a toy. It may contain small parts which may be a choking hazard to children under 3. Keep small parts away from children.