Weather holds many elements and forces that can shape our day and experiences on our way to business meeting, vacation, or just to spend time with friends. The devices and accessories we carry around with us are in constant danger of damage from elements rain, snow, dirt, and sometimes even quick submersions. Tablets, smartphones, laptops, and smart watches are the tech devices we want to keep protected and carry with us wherever we may choose to go. Catalyst is a company that seeks to set new industry standards to provide functionality and style to your devices.
Catalyst is a lifestyle accessories brand founded by Josh Wright and Juna Lai in 2011 on the idea of creating iconic products that enable people to explore and share their world. The two spent their free time outside exploring beaches, waterfalls, and jungles of Hong Kong. The point and shoot camera of choice during 2010 for them had been their iPhones but they were too fragile to use for their adventures. They then worked together and created fully functional waterproof smartphones cases to fulfill a need that had not been met on the market. Cases and sleeves alike are built to protect your devices with waterproof, impact-resistance, and slimness capabilities to provide great functionality.
The Catalyst® Waterproof Sleeve for 7”-8”, 9”-11”, and 13”-15” for tablets and laptops are designed to carry and protect your devices anywhere. The sleeves are great to keep other items beyond electronics dry such as wallets, documents, or even a good book. The Catalyst sleeves are functional with the lined foam to cushion your device, welded waterproof construction, and IP66 double seal watertight closure. If you are one to travel and seek to protect your devices the durable ripstop nylon exterior provides great protection. Their versatility allows them to be used as a stand-alone sleeve that can be tucked into backpacks, purses ,or totes. The sleeves only available color is black, straps are included allowing them to be transformed into a stylish and slim shoulder bag or backpack. After you have chosen the correct size waterproof sleeve for your Kindle Fire HDX7, Microsoft Surface Pro, or Macbook Air know that the waterproof rating will protect your device against rain, snow, dirt, and quick submersions. The Catalyst® Waterproof Sleeve for the 7”-8” is available at $39.99, the 9”-11” sleeve is available at $44.99, and the 13”-15” sleeve is available at $54.99.
The Catalyst® Case for 9.7” and 12.9” iPad Pro deliver exceptional performance through its waterproof, impact resistance, and style. The case is waterproof IP68 tested up to 6.6 feet while also being dirt and snow proof. The drop proof rating for the cased device comes out at 4 feet. The integrated touch screen film provides seamless access to all features and access to all ports and controls are still available with port dimensions for headphones jacks up to 6mm. It features a premium rubber bumper for a soft grip and a hard-coated optical lens to protect the iPad lens without dropping the quality of photography. The transparent case compliments the device and showcases the Apple’s Design. A bonus flat-pack, multi-position stand is also included for the product. The Catalyst® Case for 9.7” iPad Pro is available for $119.99 and the 12.9” iPad Pro case is available for $149.99.
The Catalyst® Case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is one of the company’s most advanced cases yet, allowing users to get more from their iPhones than ever before. The iPhone case is built of durable materials, including the impact-resistant polycarbonate, to meet or exceed drops and shocks up to 6.6 feet. Every case is tested at IP68 waterproof of up to 33 feet and also fully sealed against dust, dirt, and snow. The signature Catalyst clear case is fully transparent and showcases the front and back to compliment the iconic design of your iPhone with colors coming in an Alpline White or Stealth Black. A wrist lanyard is included that attaches to the case for extra security. Pre-orders for the Catalyst Case for iPhone 7 are at $79.99 and will be available in January 2017 while the Catalyst Case for iPhone 7 Plus are at $89.99 and will be available in March 2017.
The Catalyst® Case for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 is the upcoming product that has military-grade impact protection and will allow the device to go deeper than is ever has before. The case is made of a high-impact polycarbonate and a premium, soft silicone allowing it to meet or exceed shocks and drops up to 6.6 feet. The units have also been tested IP68 waterproof up to 330 feet with the materials also being fully compatible with seawater. All features such as the heart rate sensors, inductive charging, microphone and speaker remain fully functional through the case. Pre-orders for the Catalyst Case for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 2 are at $59.99, the Stealth Black color will be available in January 2017 and the Alpine White color will be available in February 2017.