Aussie Brand Today Released World First Topless Waterproof Mobile Case With Exposed Touch Screen

An Australian brand is today releasing the world’'s first topless waterproof mobile phone case with an exposed touch screen for optimum touch screen sensitivity.

4 July 2013

Dog & Bone’s rugged Wetsuit iPhone 5 case released for purchase online today is the first waterproof mobile phone case world-wide to leave the phone screen uncovered for direct touch and developers say this is a major advantage when it comes to touch screen sensitivity. 

With its patent pending technology, the Wetsuit iPhone 5 is waterproofed with dual sealing beads running the full perimeter of the phone avoiding the need for additional plastic membranes over the screen.

The Wetsuit case is waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof shockproof, meets and exceeds Military standards to withstand the toughest of drops to two metres, and enjoys an IP68 rating, which is the highest level of ingress protection from water and dust.

Dog & Bone Founder and Director, Mr Lee Ranchod, said after rigorous design and testing to develop Wetsuit, he is delighted today to bring this product to market.

“The patent pending mobile phone membrane system is a smart solution to the much-complained-about problem of touch screen sensitivity with front enclosed waterproof cases,” Mr Ranchod said.

“Too often we have heard iPhone users complain they are re-typing letters or sending nonsensical text messages because the film covering their phone’s screen is interfering.

“What often happens is the film over the screen front creates a ripple effect, which not only looks less attractive, but can impact on the touch screen sensitivity of the phone.

“On top of this, natural oils and acidity from your fingers transfer to the phone, and the screen can appear marked and grubby, which may reduce the longevity of your case.

“With nothing impeding the front screen of the Dog & Bone Wetsuit case, users can enjoy a sleeker looking product and optimum touch screen sensitivity all the time and for a long lasting time.”

Mr Ranchod said the topless Wetsuit iPhone case enjoys an IP68 rating – the highest level of ingress protection from water and dust.

“With an IP68 rating, your phone dressed in a Wetsuit can safely be fully submerged in water up to two metres, and this can be done for half an hour at a time,” Mr Ranchod said.

“Smartphones are great for capturing spontaneous photos and I’m looking forward to doing more of this – rain, hail or shine!”

Mr Ranchod said the Wetsuit case provides upmost protection, yet within a slim, compact and stylish exterior for day to day use.

“The beauty about a slimline rugged waterproof case such as this that’s also dirtproof, snowproof sandproof and shockproof, is that you can use it to go to the pool or the beach, potter in the garden, or work on a construction site, but you can equally use it as an everyday case.

“The reality is most water damaged phones occur accidentally and Dog & Bone’s Wetsuit gives mobile users confidence day to day within a stylish package.

“Wetsuit enjoys complete access to ports and controls, and in my opinion is by far the best looking waterproof and rugged case around – it has a sense of character and style regardless of whether it is waterproof.”

The Wetsuit case (SRP $US79.95) is available in a range of colour combinations online from today at

Wetsuit will also be sold in mobile phone and sporting retailers. For more information, go to

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