Catalyst Launches Award-Winning and 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 – January 1, 2016 – 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 meet or exceed IP68 standards for waterproof protection 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 and to be honored with a CES Innovation Award that reflects the technological advancement of this product,” 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 cases for iPad Mini 4 and iPad Pro,” continues Catalyst co-founder Josh Wright.
Catalyst New Product Line-Up
Waterproof Apple Watch® Case
The first of its kind and CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree, Catalyst’s fully functional waterproof case (each unit tested to 165 feet/50m) 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, heart rate sensor and activity and health tracker functions without removing the case. Catalyst’s signature rotating crown dial adds a pop of stylized color and functionality and each case comes with 24mm premium silicone wrist band for outdoors and every day activities.
iPhone® 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus Case
Catalyst’s iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus case for everyday use is rugged, stylish and one of the slimmest profile protective cases available. Each case is tested IP-68 waterproof to a depth of 16.4' (5 m), 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.
The brand’s unique air and watertight seals and membranes allow for clear acoustic transmission in and out of the case, crystal clear photography due to a hard coated optical non-recessed lens and full functionality of the iPhone including all Control Center and notification swipe functions.
Waterproof iPad® Cases for iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4
$89.99 iPad Mini 4 Avail: April, 2016 | $TBD iPad Pro Avail: May, 2016
Designed from the inside out, Catalyst’s fully waterproof and military-grade iPad cases will protect your device wherever you take it. With a grippy rubber bumper, the cases feature a clear front and clear back to showcase and compliment the design of the iPad. An integrated touchscreen film provides access to all features including Touch ID, Control Center and swipe notifications while generously sized 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® 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus
A versatile and robust accessory that works in tandem with Catalyst Case to mount iPhone® to a variety of 17mm-32mm diameter 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 360º rotation. The mount also includes a slide lock for ultimate security while on the go.
Belt Clip for iPhone® 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus
Designed to keep Catalyst Case secure and easily accessible, the 360º 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.
High Visibility Orange Reflective Floating Lanyard
What good is waterproof gear if your device is at the bottom of the ocean or lake? Every Catalyst product is equipped with a tether point and comes with a nylon wrist strap, but by upgrading to our floating lanyard, you’ll have an additional piece of mind knowing your device will be safely floating until you can retrieve it. Made in bright orange with reflective elements for high visibility day or night and designed to fit any wrist size comfortably, this accessory is the best thing since our waterproof iPhone cases.
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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