Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BubbleShield Sleeves Product Review

BubbleShield for Smartphones

The BubbleShield Reusable Waterproof Sleeve for smartphones is the ultimate solution to keep your smartphone clean and dry -- the 2-zip enclosure prevents dirt, sand, oil, grease, water, fingerprints, and other undesirable substances from getting in or on your smartphone. The front and back camera will both be unaffected by the enclosure, enabling you to take photos in dicier environments. A special placement ring is embedded on the top corner, allowing you to keep your smartphone close to you.  The BubbleShield has a waterproof standard of IPX5 - water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect. Compatible with iPhone4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and other smartphones.

BubbleShield for Tablets

This BubbleShield is a scaled-up version of the smartphone shield, designed to keep your tablet clean and dry. It offers similar protection to the smaller shield, with the same retention ring for hooking the tablet to wherever you want it attached.

Slight tear, courtesy of an overzealous 10-year old

I was really interested in trying these out when Ryan contacted me about the BubbleShields, because I take my BlackBerry EVERYWHERE! And, with a 10 year old iPad owner in the house, there is always a chance that liquids, dirt, or what have you will end up on or in the tablet. The BubbleShields are thin plastic, very lightweight, so they do not add much to the bulk or heaviness when carried with you. Since I run in the mud and rain quite often, I was happy that my phone had this added protection. One drawback we discovered right off is that the Bubbleshields are incredibly difficult to open -- I put one on my son's iPad and he tore it open when he couldn't get the zip to release. Ooops. Apart from that, they are really cool and do the job they're supposed to. Pretty amazing that the sceens still work with the plastic over them. If you run or ride (or ski or sail) wherever dirt and water could harm your phone, these nifty products will protect your technology.

The Joy Factory offers lifestyle-driven digital companion accessories. The company’s namesake is derived from the definition of Joy: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. This is the driving philosophy behind the company’s commitment to creating an elite class of digital companion products that bridge today’s complex technology and elicit a joyful experience for the consumer.

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(Disclaimer: I was sent these products for free to review on my blog - courtesy of The Joy Factory, via Echo Media Group. I did not pay for the items, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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  1. It's too bad he can't leave his ipad in the sleeve...:)

  2. That's way cooler than the ziploc bags I typically use.

  3. i'm thinking i need one of these to pad my poor phone... maybe then i wouldn't break it so much :)


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