Mobile Devices

June 10, 2013

Bravo Case is the World's First Waterproof Aluminum Case for the iPhone 5

Those who shelled out for a brand new iPhone 5 now have another option for protecting their investment from water damage with the new Bravo Case from Tigra Sport. The case promises to protect the iPhone 5 from water, dust, dirt, mud, snow and impact without significantly detracting from the iPhone's "flair."

Indeed, the Bravo Case's aluminum construction adds an element of style that most plastic cases can't match, while allowing the iPhone 5 to be waterproof down to six feet and resisting impacts from the same height — even on hard concrete floor. What's more, the case is one of the slimmest waterproof iPhone 5 cases available, measuring 5.54" x 2.85" x 0.49".

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Of course, the Bravo Case isn't the only option for waterproofing the iPhone 5. In May, Catalyst Lifestyle Limited and Griffin Technology partnered to produce the Survivor + Catalyst Waterproof Case, which offers similar protection — waterproof up to 9.8 feet and drop proof to 6.6 feet — with similar promises of style. However, this case isn't quite as thin as the Bravo at 0.56" thick.

Likewise, the Seal Shield, launched in January, claims to protect the iPhone 5 from water and drops, while an antimicrobial coating promises to eliminate illness-causing bacteria.

The Bravo Case may not have antimicrobial qualities, but it does have some interesting differentiators. For one thing, each Bravo Case is CNC machines using aero-grade aluminum, which is then anodized. As each piece is then carefully hand-assembled and tested, ensuring a perfect fit.

Meanwhile, rather than using a protected membrane integrated into the case shell like competing offerings, the Bravo Case's screen protector is adhered directly to the phone, minimizing the chance of air bubbles being trapped between the screen protector and the touchscreen, while not interfering with touch sensitivity.

Finally, the Bravo Case is assembled using seven screws, meaning there is no limit to the number of times the case can be removed and replaced.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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