Over the years, our smartphones have gone from extremely useful to downright indispensable. That’s why we bring it everywhere, even in places where they’re more likely to sustain damage, like mountains, rivers, and rugged trails. If you’re going to bring your phone along to your outdoor adventures, we have a feeling you’ll have a better time if you also took one of these RokPak accessories along.
A rugged drybox, it’s designed to hold your phone when it’s not in use, sheltering it from drops, water, and extreme temperatures the entire time it stays inside. Granted, it still won’t protect your phone when you’re using it to trace your location, make a phone call, or play a quick game to kill dead time during camp, but it’s big enough to fit a phone with a burly case in tow if you want to make sure it stays safe the whole way through.
More than a protective housing, the RokPak also doubles as a power bank with a 12,000 mAh battery onboard, so you can use it to charge phones, adventure watches, and other electronic gadgets during the time you spend off-grid. A solar panel on top trickles extra charge to the battery to help extend its runtime, while a four-function LED flashlight on the exterior allows you to use it for illumination whenever necessary. Features include a lightweight design that floats on water (so you can easily retrieve it when dropped), a small LCD display for alerts, an interior LED so you can use it at night, and two USB slots for charging two devices at a time.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for RokPak. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $169.