In late June, Magellan Navigation Inc. released the IPX-7 waterproof ToughCase for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Designed with the clumsy and adventuresome in mind, the case is meant to make the devices water- and shock-resistant while maintaining full functionality. Photo: Tom Sawyer The exterior looks rugged, but high-tech enhancements are hidden inside. The ToughCase’s $200 price tag buys 30 minutes of protection underwater to a depth of one meter. Although we would not recommend tossing your iPhone into a water-filled bucket, our still-functioning iPhone gives evidence that you can. The ToughCase’s bulky 7.5 ounces do far more than protect
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