Listening to music while working out is a must. But what if you take that workout to the pool?
A new product, Dry-Case, allows you to do just that.
Dry-Case is an underwater smartphone pouch. It is a clear ziplock bag that is said to keep your phone completely dry.
Every summer, thousands of smartphones are destroyed by falling into the pool. Even if they're underwater for just a fraction of a second, the device can quickly become worthless.
Using the Dry-Case is very easy, too. Nashville's News 2 tested out the product with a group of children taking swimming lessons.
All you have to do is put the phone in the bag and be sure it is zipped up tight. After that, you connect a small pump to the bag to vacuum out all the air. The Dry-Case's plastic allows one to use the touchscreen on their device and even control the volume.
In order to listen to music underwater, you're going to need underwater earbuds. That may sound tricky, but swim coach Josh Anderson tried them out in the pool's deep end.
"It's a lot louder outside of the pool," Anderson said, "but when you get to the bottom you can hear it clearly – even with all the kids jumping in the pool."
Anderson continued saying he thinks it's good for those people who are tired of the same old sounds from the pool.
"I think it'd be a lot more interesting for people who want to get a workout, and for people who want to listen to more than the splashing of arms and legs," he said.
When using the Dry-Case in the pool, you won't be interrupted by any calls. Your phone isn't going to ring underwater and you can't reach a data network – the only thing you can do is listen to music.
The dry-case costs 40-dollars for smartphones and $60 for the tablet version. The waterproof earbuds are sold separately for $30. To purchase a Dry-Case and check out the company's other products, visit Drycase.com