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#292986 - 08/16/19 10:13 PM Cell phone protection
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 780
If you're going to carry a cell phone -- especially in harsh conditions -- get a waterproof case.

Rule 11

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#292989 - 08/16/19 10:29 PM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5169
Loc: SOCAL
...or a waterproof phone. Kyocera DuraXV LTE

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#292993 - 08/17/19 02:57 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2081
Loc: Colorado
Or avoid harsh conditions in the first place.

Rule 10

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#292998 - 08/17/19 06:46 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 507
Loc: UK
This months 'Trail' mag in the uk has a review of protective phone cases.
Qjs

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#292999 - 08/17/19 07:22 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: haertig]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1051
Loc: Germany
You do not need harsh conditions to benefit from a waterproof case for a cell phone. I like to ride motorcycle. On a ride in weather conditions that were forecast a light rain I was glad about the case. The rain was heavy enough to soak all of my clothes down to the skin. The phone and my papers stayed dry though.
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#293052 - 08/19/19 04:05 PM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2830
My last three phones have been waterproof, starting with the Kyocera Brigaider.

Also be sure to get wireless charging so you don't wear out the port or break the port when you or a cat knock the phone off of a table.

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#293054 - 08/20/19 02:28 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1557
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
we've had some pretty serious rain the last week or so on the Central Gulf Coast of Fla, and pushed the timing a little to get my cousin's yard mowed...got caught in a frog strangler and was soaked to the skin... the Kyocera DuraXV in a Maxpedition pouch came through extremely well, I actually forgot I had it with me until I changed clothing

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#293055 - 08/20/19 02:46 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: LesSnyder]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5169
Loc: SOCAL
Thanks for the report Les, I’ve never tested mine in serious rain. I have dropped it enough to destroy many smartphones — Gorilla Glass or not — no signs of wear at all.
Great phone imo.

Not affiliated with Verizon or Kyocera other than as a customer.

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#293060 - 08/20/19 08:13 AM Re: Cell phone protection [Re: teacher]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1760
Mine is waterproof rated, added a simple thing TPU cover and a screen protector for all-around protection. Keeps it small and thus pocket-friendly.
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