CES: Pelican Cases at CES

I need to take off my iPhonelife hat for a minute to talk about this vendor's products. In my other life, I build and design computer systems, some of which are deployed to hostile locations (I have on occasion had to deploy along with them). Pelican is a name I have trusted for a long time to protect sensitive computer equipment, and so I was pleased to learn they have an iPod/iPhone line of cases. I certainly didn't have the ability to field test their iPod and iPhone stuff at the show, but if they are nearly as reliable and durable as the full-sized computer cases I have used, then they are very good. More shots of their product line from CES below..

Pelican offers cases that are crushproof, weatherproof (the one above is merely a protector case model), and still allow you to connect your headphones through the case. I would like a version with a dock connector as well, but hey you can't have everything in a hardened case (and keep it under 50 bucks).

Stay tuned for more great CES coverage...



Want to master your iPhone and iPad? Sign up here to get our tip of the day delivered right to your inbox.

Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.drupalgardens.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.