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Watershot iPhone 4 Underwater Housing Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Watershot iPhone 4 Underwater Housing Review Posted in: Below $100, Other Accessories, Underwater Cameras

The iPhone4 Underwater Housing from Watershot is exactly that: an aftermarket housing that converts an iPhone into a workable underwater camera. This separates it from the Scuba Capsule, which comes with an app designed to covert your iPhone into a dive computer. The Watershot accessory is basically just like any aftermarket underwater camera housing, except it is designed for your Apple smartphone.

Upon examining the iPhone 4 housing, that distinction becomes clear. It even looks like the typical plastic underwater camera housing, complete with spring-loaded buttons, a lanyard, and a tripod mount point. The housing can also be fitted with Watershot’s underwater photography accessories, including lenses, color filters, lights, and the pistol grip. The housing is rated for 130 feet (40 m), sufficient for recreational diving. It comes with a one-year warranty, and thus far the consumer feedback has not reported any major faults.

This is a simple piece of gear, and it’s main advantage is that it is cheaper than comparable aftermarket underwater housings for pocket digital cameras. If you want to turn an existing camera gadget into an underwater camera and you have an iPhone 4, this is probably the way to go… just so long as you don’t mind exposing your iPhone to the risks of leaks and dive boat accidents.

Average Price: $99