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chaimav

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Does anyone know of a dedicated waterproof case for the Pixel 6? I have found a few for the Pro, but none for the plain version.

Before you tell me it's waterproof, I want the case for snorkeling in saltwater. That is not an environment I would want to expose my phone to.
 

chaimav

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Something like the LifeProof Frē is rated for "WATERPROOF FROM 2 METERS FOR 1 HOUR". Why should that be insufficient?

Also, the phone itself is waterproof so if the case does leak, it can be rinsed off afterwards.

Finally, I am paying for Google's preferred care so the most I would be out would be $99. Diving cases are $300+.
 
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Something like the LifeProof Frē is rated for "WATERPROOF FROM 2 METERS FOR 1 HOUR". Why should that be insufficient?

Also, the phone itself is waterproof so if the case does leak, it can be rinsed off afterwards.

Finally, I am paying for Google's preferred care so the most I would be out would be $99. Diving cases are $300+.

If you value the phone keep it away from salt water. "Waterproof" phones rarely are. Any immersion in salt water can kill it. The port is unprotected.
All I expect is better dust sealing and maybe some water resistance from an ip68 rated phone.
That case you linked isn't going to cut it more than likely... sorry.

I ziplock bag might do ok with little air* in it... test it. A dive case is really what you need...

*having open space allows a place from water to go before contacting the camera. Maybe something like this:
 

chaimav

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If you value the phone keep it away from salt water. "Waterproof" phones rarely are. Any immersion in salt water can kill it. The port is unprotected.
All I expect is better dust sealing and maybe some water resistance from an ip68 rated phone.
That case you linked isn't going to cut it more than likely... sorry.

I ziplock bag might do ok with little air* in it... test it. A dive case is really what you need...

*having open space allows a place from water to go before contacting the camera. Maybe something like this:
I have been in looking at the one you linked to. The exact same product shows up under several different brand names. There is also a newer version of it that uses Bluetooth (instead of a lever to the volume rocker) but it seems like the app is not in the Play store. (i.e.kinda sketchy because you need to install it directly from the company)
 

chaimav

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Assuming I want to take the risk, I go back to my original question: does anyone know of a dedicated waterproof case for the P6 similar to the LifeProof Frē?
 

chaimav

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I will be able to borrow a dedicated underwater camera for the snorkeling, and ordered a Stash7 Waterpocket universal bag style case for the beach and topside.

It just arrived today, but my initial impressions are that it's a quality product. Its a bit more rubbery than those cheapo PVC ones and it has a felted lining. My Pixel 6 with Spigen Rugged Armor case fits snuggly inside. The neck lanyard is kinda like a bungy cord, and seems like it may be a bit long, but I'll see how it plays out. I can always tie a know in it to shorten it.
 
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    You need a speciality case designed specifically for diving. Salt water will pretty much instantly destroy the phone if it gets inside... so there's that.
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    It's for snorkeling, not diving, so there is no pressure requirement.
    Doesn't matter as water is dense, 2.31 feet of head = 1 PSI, or 1 ATM = 33 feet of sea water or 14.7 psi
    The case must be pressure resistant.
    2 psi may not sound like much pressure be it is; the more area the harder it is to seal.
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    Something like the LifeProof Frē is rated for "WATERPROOF FROM 2 METERS FOR 1 HOUR". Why should that be insufficient?

    Also, the phone itself is waterproof so if the case does leak, it can be rinsed off afterwards.

    Finally, I am paying for Google's preferred care so the most I would be out would be $99. Diving cases are $300+.
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    I will be able to borrow a dedicated underwater camera for the snorkeling, and ordered a Stash7 Waterpocket universal bag style case for the beach and topside.

    It just arrived today, but my initial impressions are that it's a quality product. Its a bit more rubbery than those cheapo PVC ones and it has a felted lining. My Pixel 6 with Spigen Rugged Armor case fits snuggly inside. The neck lanyard is kinda like a bungy cord, and seems like it may be a bit long, but I'll see how it plays out. I can always tie a know in it to shorten it.