Review: Protect Your iPhone & Other Tech Extreme Weather with ClimateCase

With the weather turning, now is the time to consider the ClimateCase 700 Series ($28.95). It's easy to forget and leave your iPhone in your car overnight where it can be exposed to low temperatures. And in the summer, the same is true of high temperatures. That's where the ClimateCase comes in.

Related: Best Protective Cases for the iPhone 8 & 8 Plus: Waterproof, Rugged, and Tough

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The ClimateCase offers serious protection from serious temperature extremes and can also be used to warm up a frozen phone or cool down an overheated one. And with all of this functionality, it doesn't just come in basic black. The ClimateCase is sold in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

The case has a neoprene exterior and a patented gel interior. At under $30, it's quite reasonably priced. As phones get bigger and may be used in protective cases, it can be a bit snug but it works thanks to Velcro.

I have a colleague who climbs summits and in a couple of weeks, he will be doing so in Antarctica. I'm going to give him a ClimateCase so he can stay in touch via his iPhone and an Iridium Wi-Fi hotspot. I'll try to post an update with a photo!


  • Serious protection from temperature extremes
  • Wide variety of colors and patterns
  • Gel and neoprene components
  • Reasonably priced
  • Protect a phone or restore it when frozen or overheated


  • Snug for phones in protective cases

Final Verdict

If your phone could be subjected to temperature extremes, the ClimateCase is an affordable and stylish way to keep your phone safe.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.