H2OAudio Amphibx underwater case: a whole new world for your iPod


The Amphibx Waterproof Armband is an eighty dollar iPod case that straps to your arm. It's got a few things going for it: it's large enough that different MP3 players can be tucked inside (there's few things that irk me more than buying cases and then having to toss them when I upgrade); it's submersible up to 12 feet, which is plenty for swimming and even snorkeling; and its "ClearTouch" window actually will let you activate the touch controls of an iPhone or iPod touch, even in the water. So if a little crab starts changing your music to Under the Sea, be aware: you're about to be seduced by a redheaded mermaid who's going to drag you gurgling and coughing to rest on a shelf of her briny wunderkammer.

"What's the word? Oh, giggle: murder."

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  1. For someone that doesn’t have small children, you’re frightningly familiar with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sadly, my 2.5 year old has made sure that I caught all the references above.

  2. I was just going to start a rant about the uselessness of this “gadget” before you put me into sweet nostalgia with those images of the little mermaid.

  3. Hmm, having just spent $4 for a waterproof bag (read: triple-sealed ziplock) at the local dive shop for snorkeling with my 3G iPhone, I now need to see if it will respond to touch through the plastic.

    Otherwise, I’ll have to buy one of these cases, ’cause I can’t buy the “I am rich” app no more.

    (Seriously, though, I bought a waterproof bag ’cause it’s cheaper than buying a diving watch and more waterproof than a “water-resistant” watch. I am debating whether I’d trust my iPhone to the bag, probably not though (and as you note, how do you operate it through the plastic?)

  4. #1- It was almost 20 years ago now, it’s not too strange to be familiar with it.


  5. #4

    It can’t possibly have been that long. I don’t feel 20 years older than when I first saw that movie.

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