Perfect for travel or everyday adventures, Catalyst expands product offering for both lifestyle accessories as well as protective cases for Apple and Samsung devices; Full range of Catalyst products and accessories on display at Hall 15.1, Booth 117

Berlin, Germany - (September 1, 2018) - Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, today introduces the Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack at IFA 2018 in Berlin. The Waterproof 20L Backpack is designed with material tested to withstand 10,000mm of water and packs down to fit in the palm of your hand. It combines the versatility, usefulness and comfort of a normal backpack with the waterproof capabilities that Catalyst is globally recognized for.

Also launching at IFA 2018, is the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, as well as the new 9.7-inch iPad, and the Reflective Floating Lanyard for Catalyst Case.  The introduction of the case for the Galaxy Note 9 follows the successful launch of Catalyst’s first protective phone cases for Samsung devices (Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus). This case provides ideal everyday protection with drop protection up to 9.9ft (3m) while the clear back shows of the style of the device.

“The Catalyst Waterproof Backpack extends our product offering while still offering premium waterproof products and the backpack is made with one of the highest-tested water-resistant material to provide peace of mind on your everyday adventures,” Catalyst CEO June Lai said. “Customers have been requesting an expansion of the Catalyst line of products beyond protection for Apple devices for quite some time.  The release of the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus immediately hit the lists as one of the best protective cases on the market, and we’re excited to continue to broaden our offering to include the Note 9 and Waterproof Backpack.”

New at IFA, the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for the new 9.7-inch iPad is the first non-waterproof iPad case in the Catalyst product line-up. The impact protection case offers drop protection up to 4ft (1.2m) and it is a slim, lightweight and ultra-protective case due to our innovative truss cushioning system. The case also has a new rubber dust seal that prevents dust and debris from getting inside the cover.

“We’ve got a number of great new products being introduced this year at IFA,” said Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright. “With each new design, we work to represent the founding principles of Catalyst – the versatility, style, and fun in your everyday adventure.  We’ve always worked to provide people with products that enable them to get after it, each and every day, without having to worry about damage to devices that help them capture these adventures.  The new releases continue to up our game and we’re excited to share these products with customers around the world.”

Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack
US $119.99 | Available Now in Stealth Black

The Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack is the perfect size for every adventure and packs down so it fits in your palm and can go everywhere with you. Designed with material tested to withstand 10,000mm of water and seam welded to protect valuables stored in the main compartment, this ultra-light waterproof bag features one of the highest tested waterproof ratings in bag construction materials. This lightweight pack comes with a compact carry pouch allowing users to unpack the backpack quickly, mesh shoulder straps are breathable and quick drying, deep 9” side pockets to hold a water bottle and large roll top closure that fits even the bulkiest items. The adjustable sternum strap with whistle is attached to the shoulder straps and the tapered overall profile allow for better weight distribution making this waterproof backpack comfortable to carry on even the longest days.

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 9
US $49.99 | Available Now | Colors: Stealth Black, Blueridge / Sunset, Clear

The Catalyst Impact Protection Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has the signature features that Catalyst is recognized for: a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, a clear case back to show off the Galaxy Note 9 phone and is compatible with wireless charging. The slim, lightweight and protective case protects the Galaxy Note 9 from scratches and drops from added impact protection with our innovative truss cushioning system combined with a proprietary rubber polymer blend to increase the drop protection up to 3m (9.9ft). The exposed screen allows for direct touchscreen access and the open ports give unobstructed access to the headphone and charging port. The rear camera is sealed and protected to keep out dust and debris and the sloped rubber seal provides easy access to the fingerprint sensor.

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for New 9.7” iPad (2018 / 6th gen)
US $59.99 | Available Now in Stealth Black

The impact protection cover has the signature features that Catalyst are recognized for: a grippy, non-slip rubber bumper, lanyard attachment and clear case back to show off your Apple device. To protect your iPad, Catalyst have created a slim, lightweight and ultra-protective case from our innovative truss cushioning system that provides drop protection up to 1.2m (4ft). The case is specifically designed to protect your iPad from bumps and scratches while providing unobstructed access to all ports. The clear back of the case is sealed around the camera to prevent dust and debris inside the case. Each case comes with a detachable pencil holder to ensure your Apple Pencil is always close by while the bonus multi position stand makes it ultra-portable and easy to use on any workspace.

Reflective Floating Lanyard for Catalyst Case
US $24.99 | Available Now in Reflective Orange

The Reflective Floating Lanyard for Catalyst Case is the essential accessory to keep your waterproof accessories, device or any attached items afloat. The floating strap is designed to float all Catalyst Waterproof cases. No matter how waterproof your gear is, it does not matter if it's lost on the bottom of the ocean, river or lake. This lanyard is designed with Durable Ripstop Nylon and has an adjustable wrist strap to comfortably fit any wrist size while each Catalyst waterproof case has a lanyard strap attachment point. Its buoyancy will keep it floating on the surface of the water while its bright orange and reflective features make it highly visible if you become separated from your device.

About Catalyst

Catalyst is a premium 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. In 2010, after seeing a requirement for a product that fit their needs but did not yet exist, they designed and developed a line of high-performance everyday case, accessories and sleeves for their many outdoor and underwater adventures. Catalyst is available in more than 70 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and the GCC.

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