Magellan GPS unveils ToughCase
Magellan GPS has just rolled out its latest rugged protective case known as the ToughCase, where it will offer both the iPhone as well as iPod touch full waterproof capabilities – just make sure you have a decent pair of waterproof headphones to go along with it! Targeting outdoor enthusiasts and outdoor professionals, this new ToughCase will not be limited in its release to selected regions only, and what makes it all the more special would be the integration of GPS navigation capability, further enhancing the accuracy of location-based and GPS applications for both the iPhone 3G and iPod touch, all the while offering protection as well as providing unmatched accessibility to all iPhone and iPod touch features.
According to Justin Doucette, Director of Product Marketing for Magellan GPS, “The ToughCase is the ideal solution for all outdoor users. From kayakers to golfers, mountain bikers to construction workers, it provides a level of protection and performance previously unavailable in other cases. The ToughCase protects against harmful elements such as dust, rain, mud, water and snow.”
As mentioned earlier, this unique case design will pave the way for full and unhindered access to Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface, where users will be able to receive and place calls without compromising on the device’s protection. Since it is more than capable of meeting IPX-7 waterproof standards, this means you will be able to use the device underwater for up to half an hour, as long as you do not exceed 1 meter in depth. Guess snorkelling is fine with this, alongside swimming, but anything more than that is a no-no unless you have the budget for a new iPhone. Boasting a built-in 1840 mAh battery, it ought to double your battery life, while the integrated high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS chipset delivers up to 3 meters of accuracy. Expect to pick up the Magellan ToughCase for $199.99 a pop.