Are you going to be by a pool, beach or going on a tropical vacation this summer? First of all, I am very jealous, and second of all, you should get an underwater housing for your phone! Your instagram fanbase will either thank you or tell you to stop posting a million pictures of exotic fish while snorkeling/underwater selfies.
My husband and I registered for the watershot underwater housing for our honeymoon to French Polynesia and it was the the most fun gift we received. We were like little kids playing with a new toy when we got to Tahiti.
Testing it out for the first time was nerve-wracking, especially because we had just taken a million pictures on our first leg of our trip in Tokyo that we didn't want to lose, but we followed the instructions carefully, did a test for any leaks, and then plunged right in. The case locks reassuringly tight so no water could get in, and we never felt nervous again! You download an app that goes along with the casing, so make sure you are in a wifi area before using it for the first time- or to play it safe you might as well install it before you travel. (We did not have that foresight!)
It was awesome to have because when one of us went snorkeling alone, instead of coming back and saying "you wouldn't believe what I just saw," we could show each other the cool eel or stingray or the rock that really looked like a cool eel or stingray. Although whenever I saw something cool I panicked and swam away as fast as I could. No time for photo ops in life-or-death moments, you know? (I mostly just showed him the funny faces I made underwater.)
But even if you aren't in crystal clear waters with cool fish, the casing is still really useful and fun. Some of our favorite uses of the Watershot case is when we were able to take pictures while we were jet skiing or stand-up paddle boarding. The casing allowed us to take photos of all the scenery from the water, when we would have been way too afraid to take our phones or cameras with us for fear of dropping them in the water. We still use it back home at our less-than-tropical beaches, capturing friends on surfboards, and for middle-of-the-lake row-boating shots. It's super fun to use in the pool as well - cue the underwater selfies and cannonball actions shots.
It's so much nicer and convenient than buying a whole new camera for underwater shots and really, most of my photos these days are taken on my phone anyways! Plus you can upload them to instagram or text them to your friends right away, making them all incredibly jealous while they sit at home and retype a blog post that accidentally got deleted.