• Water-resistant extreme sports phone case for the iPhone

Overview

Project Type: New product Development

We were tasked to develop a water-proof phone case tailored for the iPhone to transform it into an action sports camera for high-intensity use such as scuba diving and mountain biking. Priced at only a fraction of their closest competitor, there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on an action sports camera when you have a fully capable high-quality camera right in your pockets. The case is built to withstand the rigors of action sports while remaining light and portable so it can be easily carried during travelling.

Challenges

Made to house a high-value smartphone, the biggest challenge is to ensure that the integrity of the case is not compromised when subjected to harsh operating conditions. We had to strike a balance between affordability, quality and performance through extensive design validation, materials selection and feasibility study. We determined and constantly refined the performance of the product by subjecting it to extensive testing across a wide range of conditions and water pressures. A major selling point of the case is its water-resistance of up to 40 meters, so there was zero room for error during the manufacturing and sampling process, with our engineer making sure to oversee every testing session to ensure optimal testing conditions and collect valuable data to further refine the product until they meet exact specifications.

Project Tasks

Concept Design
Industrial Design
Mechanical Design
Electronic Design
Prototyping and testing
Tooling and molding
Overseas manufacturing setup
Quality control

Technical Specifications

Water resistant up to 40 meters
Splash resistant
175 degrees wide angle photography
Silicone lining
Shock resistant
Premium ABS plastic

About Us

Sourcing Overseas is an all-in-one offshore manufacturing consulting and product development firm whose mission is to bring your product from ideation to launch in a seamless manner, freeing you to build a successful business. Through years of experience, we are well-equipped to offer you a sophisticated and proven service that have helped hundreds of other clients to facilitate successful product launches. Just think of us as an extension of your company, your very own expert engineering and project management team.

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