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    Only a matter of time before someone came out with one: Price is pretty good and it meets the IPX7 standard:

    http://www.moxiware.com/collections/...aterproof-case

    I've not purchased one -- looks like they offer "bulk" pricing -- wonder if we could get a big BOC group discount?
    Terry
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    #2
    There are quite a number of them available, do some shopping before you buy.

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      #3
      SwampNut wrote:
      There are quite a number of them available, do some shopping before you buy.
      It was the only one i could find that met the IPX7 standard.

      They offered a 10 percent discount to BOC members. Enter BOC in the promo code area on checkout.
      Terry
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        #4
        IPX7 is irrelevant in the context of protecting an iPad from splash while in use at the helm. If you're going to be dropping it in the water, then you should also add a lot of flotation to it. IPX6 is plenty for all normal uses of an iPad on a boat.

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          #5
          Hate to disagree with you, but the standard is cumulative. Thus, if IPX6 is "good enough" IPX7 is better, because it takes into account all the prior testing and adds the incremental. With IPX7, the unit is protected against splashes, rainwater, moisture etc and could survive being dropped in the lake or in a cooler up to 1m or roughly 3ft. IPX6, is heavy spash only -- drop it in the lake and all bets are off.

          IPX5 Water jets Water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: at least 3 minutes

          Water volume: 12.5 litres per minute

          Pressure: 30 kN/m┬▓ at distance of 3m

          IPX6 Powerful water jets Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: at least 3 minutes

          Water volume: 100 litres per minute

          Pressure: 100 kN/m┬▓ at distance of 3m

          IPX7 Immersion up to 1 m Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion). Test duration: 30 minutes

          Immersion at depth of 1m

          IPX8 Immersion beyond 1 m The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects. Test duration: continuous immersion in water

          Depth specified by manufacturer
          Terry
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            #6
            I'm well aware of the standards, and that's why I say IPX6 is all that's needed for normal iPad use on a boat. Really IPX5 would be fine too. I can't imagine the use case for IPX7. So save your money, and buy the best case, without getting hung up on a spec that's meaningless for this usage.

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              #7
              and could survive being dropped in the lake or in a cooler up to 1m or roughly 3ft.
              Oh, and remember that this won't float, so you need to add lots of flotation material. Unless you always boat in 3ft of water.

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                #8
                Do you know of a better and cheaper case? Really, that was the whole point of this thread. For $79.95 (less a 10% discount to BOC members) I thought this was fairly reasonably priced for being able to waterproof an iPAD. I'm not partial to the ziplock bag style cases. This one lets you mount the iPAD at the helm and not worry about it getting wet.

                Given that you can now get a Gen-1 3G/GPS iPad for about $200-250 -- add the Navionics App and a case and you have a very nice chartplotter and music player for less than $400.
                Terry
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                  #9
                  Ended up purchasing one of those cases.Seems to be well made. Fairly easy to open to insert/remove the iPad. Minor drawback is that the iPad can't be charged while it's in the case but the case is certainly sturdy.

                  [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/675271=26553-photo.JPG[/img]Also picked up a Lifeproof waterproof case for my iPhone 4 as I'm always around the boat and bad things generally happen to my phones near the water. Similarly, this case is completely waterproof -- you can even swim with it on. It does allows charging of the iPhone while it's in the case however.http://www.amazon.com/LifeProof-iPho...4632396&sr=8-1 -- I got mine cheaper than this -- $70 at my local electronics store so shop around.
                  Terry
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                    #10
                    TenMile wrote:
                    Only a matter of time before someone came out with one: Price is pretty good and it meets the IPX7 standard:

                    http://www.moxiware.com/collections/...aterproof-case

                    I've not purchased one -- looks like they offer "bulk" pricing -- wonder if we could get a big BOC group discount?
                    I think the $80 is reasonable from what I have seen out there.

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                      #11
                      Here is another option that exceeds IP-68 (the highest rating). Fully submersible to 6.6ft or 2 meters

                      www.lifeproof.com

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                        #12
                        Impulse wrote:
                        Here is another option that exceeds IP-68 (the highest rating). Fully submersible to 6.6ft or 2 meters

                        http://"http://www.lifeproof.com" wr....lifeproof.com
                        I've got their iPhone case and so far it appears to be good. All the external iPhone buttons work while in the case. Has a charging port at the bottom of the case and a special waterproof jack for headphones.

                        Their iPad case looks to be the same design as the iPhone just bigger -- all the external button controls are there for volume and headphone (not there for the case above). Note however it's designed for the iPad-2 (likely won't fit the iPad-1, and not sure about the iPad-3). They appear to be taking pre-orders just now so it should be launched soon once they ramp up their manufacturing.
                        Terry
                        1999 Bayliner 3388
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                        Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
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