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Very prone from scratching; Not suitable as underwater housing
on July 11, 2015
I really can't believe all the positive reviews for this products after testing and seeing it for myself.
I put it to test as soon as I received it: paper towel and the blue card with FRiEQ logo in a 5 gal pail filled with water. Then I put a weight on top of the case, left it overnight. The next morning, the paper towel was soaked. So immediately I requested for exchange.
The replacement arrived 5 days later, in fact I was heading out to swimming pool with my kids. So I took the case along with me to the pool. This time, I put the case 4 ft under water, for 30 minutes. As soon as it was taken out from the pool, I found that the transparent plasric scratched very badly, even though nobody touched the case. I though it must be the gentle movement of the waves causing the case to move back and forth. Water didn't get into the case this time however, but I found the locking mechanism not secure enough, and could unlock a little if touched.
I will not trust this case when I go snorkeling, not to mention scuba diving. That's only if you are able to take great care at all times to keep the case from being scratched with. I believe most people would not be able tp use it for taking underwater pictures after just a couple use.
(First picture: water got into the case and soaked the card around the edges. Second picture: The case did not leak after 30 minutes under 4 ft of water, but the plastic was badly scratched even though nobody touched it)