Housing turns iPhone into dive computer

Waterproof mobile phone housing for the smartphone generation

Author: Pat
3rd February 2012
 

Divers can now take their Apple iPhone or iPod underwater and use it as a dive computer.

The Scuba Capsule is a sturdy new housing to fit around your device, pressure rated down to 200 metres. Normal phone and music player functions are retained, as well as camera functions.

Post-dive, you can upload those fishy pics to Facebook straight away.

But the Scuba Capsule is more than just a waterproof housing. Inside, a port actually connects to an iPhone or iPod. Taking a read off a high pressure hose or through a wireless transmitter, your smartphone suddenly becomes a dive computer.

The manufacturer has created an intuitive one-screen design for all dive critical information. The display shows depth, no deco time, tank pressure, ascent rate, dive time, temperature, PO2, oxygen toxicity indicator, compass and bearings, and more.

Should a diver choose to take a photo, critical information switches into a ‘Head Up Display’ position on screen. Users have air, Nitrox and Trimix support, with easy gas and PO2 switching during the dive.

It might seem brave taking your beloved iPhone into the sea, but the Scuba Capsule is milled from solid aluminium paired with bulletproof mineral crystal glass.

Currently a prototype, the Scuba Capsule will retail at $499, with the wireless transmitter an extra $350, and $59 for waterproof headphones.

 
 
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