Catalyst Launches World’s First Waterproof Apple Watch® Case and New iPhone® Accessories
Makers of the world’s most protective iPhone case launches a suite of new products for Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and Apple Watch® to further their line of protective accessories
HONG KONG – August 10, 2015 – Catalyst, the premier manufacturer of the world’s most protective and versatile iPhone cases and waterproof accessories, launches their collection of new products for Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The newest addition to the Catalyst line-up includes the world’s first waterproof case for Apple Watch, which is design to exceed IP68 standards for waterproof and MIL SPEC standards for drop protection making the Apple Watch a coveted piece of gear for adventurists and every day users.
“We are incredibly excited to bring the very first waterproof Apple Watch case to the market,” says June Lai, co-founder of Catalyst, “As a brand, we are committed to constantly inventing and launching new and innovative products. We are also thrilled to expand into making accessories for iPad with our first waterproof iPad Air case,” continues Catalyst co-founder Josh Wright.
Catalyst New Product Line-Up
Waterproof Apple Watch® Case
$59.99 | Pre-Order August, 2015 | Available November, 2015
The first of its kind, Catalyst’s fully functional waterproof case for Apple Watch is a premium product built with style and industry-leading protection. The screen-less housing gives users unhindered access to the touchscreen and the ultra slim profile compliments Apple’s sleek design. The waterproof housing also accommodates all sensors on the underside of Apple Watch so users can access the charging connector and activity and health tracker functions, like heart rate monitoring, without removing the case. Catalyst’s signature rotating crown dial adds a pop of stylized color and functionality and each case comes with 42mm quick-release NATO nylon wrist straps.
Waterproof iPad Air® Case
$99.99 | Available January, 2016
This fully waterproof and military-grade case for iPad Air® is designed for both every day and extreme use. With a grippy rubber bumper, the case features a clear front and back to compliment the minimal iPad design. An integrated touchscreen film provides access to all features including Touch ID, while extra-large ports accommodate most after-market charging cables and headphone jacks. And, Catalyst’s unique air and watertight acoustic membranes allow for clear acoustic transmission, into and out of the case making video viewing and FaceTime calls a breeze.
MultiSport Mount for iPhone® 6/6 Plus
$44.99 | Available September, 2015
A versatile and robust accessory that works in tandem with Catalyst Case to mount iPhone® to a variety of 17mm-32mm bars, tripods and GoPro® accessories. Lightweight construction made with high-impact materials allows for full accessibility to all ports and buttons, and features a ball and socket joint for 360 degree rotation. The mount also includes a slide lock for ultimate security while on the go.
Belt Clip for iPhone® 6/6 Plus
$29.99 | Available September, 2015
Designed to keep Catalyst Case secure and easily accessible, the 360 degree rotating clip with a flexible design allows users to mount the iPhone case facing forward or backward and the incorporated kickstand allows for hands-free calling, photos and video. The belt clip is made of high impact materials and provides full access to all ports and buttons, and includes a slide lock for ultimate security.
Catalyst is a lifestyle accessories brand founded to create iconic products that enable people to explore and share their world. Catalyst offers the highest performance accessories that are the best value for their customers.
Josh Wright is an award-winning industrial designer who graduated from the Art Center College of Design and June Lai is the research, development and business partner at Catalyst. Together, after seeing a need for a product that fit their needs but did not yet exist, designed and developed an iPhone case that would protect their products through their many outdoor and underwater adventures. Since Catalyst’s inception in 2011, the brand has launched on Kickstarter, introduced new products in partnership with Griffin, and subsequently independently launched its highest performance line of cases, accessories and sleeves featuring their own proprietary technology. Catalyst is an international company sold in more than 70 countries.
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Rugged and stylish, Catalyst has created one of the slimmest profile protective cases that offers the best technical specifications and maintains the curved shape of Apple’s design. The cases feature Catalyst's signature clear front and back case that showcases and compliments the design of the iPhone and also features Catalyst's unique patented rotating crown dial to quickly toggle mute on and off. At a mere 11.4mm thick, every Catalyst case is tested IP-68 waterproof to a depth of 5m (16.4'), designed to meet or exceed Military Standard 810G for drops and shocks of up to 6.6 feet and confirmed to be fully dust, dirt and snow proof.
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Catalyst continues to change the waterproof accessory space by offering affordable and stylish cases that fundamentally change how consumers use iPhones. The cases enable users to take their phones everywhere. While maintaining an ultra slim design, the cases are waterproof for submersion up to 16.4 feet and allow full functionality of all of the features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus including the Touch ID, touchscreen and all sensors and camera functions. The cases are also designed to meet or exceed military standards for drops and shocks of up to 6.6 feet.
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