Catalyst’s New Case Makes Your iPhone 12 Completely Washable

Case maker Catalyst has announced the Total Protection series of cases for the Apple iPhone 12 series. What makes them a little different, and absolutely true to the world we currently live in, is that they cover the entire phone in a protective, washable case. Plus, despite the extra layers, these rugged cases are still compatible with Apple’s new MagSafe charging technology.

Catalyst Total Protection case for the iPhone 12 Pro

What exactly do we mean by washable? The Total Protection cases completely protect your iPhone from the outside world and cover the back, the screen and all ports and buttons. The result is a waterproof case, tested to a depth of 10 meters, which can not only be washed in soap and water, but also in disinfectants made from 70% isopropyl alcohol or 70% ethanol. That should give owners some degree of assurance that their phone is not a germ-laden cesspool.

Aside from being clean, the Total Protection case can withstand drops of up to 2 meters, which means it should stay safe and functional almost no matter how you handle your iPhone. According to Catalyst, the case works with Apple’s MagSafe charging system and other Qi wireless chargers, so you don’t have to remove it before using one. The side of the case has a clever rotary knob with which the mute switch can also be activated on the iPhone so that all functions are retained.

Finally, there are two different attachment points for a lanyard, and the case is specifically designed so that the speakers and microphone are not affected by the wraparound case. In fact, Catalyst claims they’ll sound even better than when the phone is out of your pocket. The Total Protection case is available for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Max. It costs $ 90, is only available in Stealth Black, and is available for pre-order starting January 11th.

Catalyst Vibe case for iPhone 12 Pro (left) and Catalyst Influence case (right)

At CES 2021, three new colors, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink and Bondi Blue, will be added for the Catalyst Vibe case, which also protects the entire phone, as well as a Pacific Blue and Army Green version of the Catalyst Influence case that doesn’t does. I don’t have a screen cover. Both cost $ 40 and will be available for pre-order starting January 11th.

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