MP3 players such as iPods can do much more for users than the 1982 CD player. But the cost is still high — the new iPhone 4 with 32GB is about $300. Expensive equipment can make owners feel protective. Gadget owners who want to bring their pricy phones or music players to the mountains can protect items from water damage with specialty cases.
The Grace Digital Audio Eco Extreme is a waterproof speaker case that fits many devices, including the iPhone 4. It is meant to withstand being dropped. It also floats and is water- and dirt-resistant.
To play music, users plug in the audio jack and close the case shut. There is also an internal storage compartment to hold keys, credit cards or cell phones.
Uses three AA batteries. $49.99 at GraceDigitalAudio.com –MCT