Overboard Waterproof iPad case

Would you be brave enough to drop your iPad in the bath?

This was an experiment which I let my eight year old son try the other day whilst preparing this review of the Overboard waterproof iPad case.

The key features of the case include:

  • A trademarked “Simple Slide Seal System”
  • Made from tough yet supple TPU fabric
  • Totally touchscreen compatible
  • A clear back window for photos and video
  • A rear hand strap

Included in the packet was also a shoulder strap, carabiner and 3 desiccating sachets.

After testing my iPad in the bath I was extremely impressed with the results. I have tested and used waterproof cases before which have sacrificed the effectiveness of the touch screen for protection but this case worked well.

Since my first test I have taken my iPad in the shower and out for a walk in the rain. During both of these tests the iPad remained totally dry and protected.

I was extremely impressed with the quality of the instructions. It is really nice to see a product have common sense warnings and down-to-earth precautions. The instructions have been written in almost a conversational style with a real sense of humour and irony. These were a pleasure to read and added to the enjoyment of using this product!

This is an excellent product and if you follow the common sense guidelines you are going to have a very dry and safe iPad.

The product can be purchased from Amazon with the links below:

QDOS Custom Buttons Case

I have been using mobile phones long enough to remember the days of interchangeable front covers for mobiles! Sadly most phones do not offer much customisability today.

I was recently sent a sample of the QDOS Custom Button Case to review.

This case offers both protection and style.

The small cut-out on the back of the case enables you to either show-off the iconic Apple logo or insert one of the custom inserts.

The cases can be bought here www.qdossound.com from £19.99

The cases come in 4 designs:

Apple - a black case with three buttons with different apple images.

Love cars - a red case with car related button designs.

Skulls - a classic black case with a white headphone over the hole with three skull designs.

Cameo - a stripy black and white case with white silhouettes of cat, rabbit and Queens head.


  • The case is very sturdy and feels secure around the iPhone 5
  • The plastic has a nice feel in the hand and does not appear to attract too many finger prints
  • The buttons are stylish and I can see myself changing the button at different times
  • The case surrounds the phone well, giving good protection to the edge of the screen and bezel
  • The button lifts the phone slightly off a surface which could be useful in situations such as cafes and bars

A great case - good style and construction.

5 star rating