A KOOZIE FOR YOUR PHONE? THE PHOOZY
I’ve come to rely on the tiny hand computer that is my phone for more than just communication on board; now it’s often the centerpiece for both entertainment and navigation. Bringing a smartphone on board, however, still presents a litany of problems. Like, where to put it? Leaving it exposed on deck can subject it to drops, salt water and the sun. I’ve seen phones go dead many times from overheating. (Conversely, in colder weather the battery drains at a rapid clip.) Some people use waterproof cases that float and can withstand a hit from a car tire, but they always seem to diminish the camera or the audio. Often, I still resort to the old standby plastic sandwich bag, or I just throw it in a waterproof backpack, to pull out when needed. Sometimes, I throw it in a cup holder inside a beer koozie. What’s new now?
Enter the Phoozy. It’s not going to solve the problem of protecting your phone in use, but it will keep it safe when you want it handy in the dash. The Thermal Capsule XP-3 is a soft, lightweight sleeve designed to hold your phone and some cash or credit cards. Throw your phone inside and set it on your boat’s helm or in a cup holder, and it will be protected from drops, heat or cold exposure, and the occasional splash. If you drop it in the water, it floats. When you need your phone, pull on the Velcro tabs and slide it out. The Phoozy is a simple, slim and effective solution for protecting your phone.