On the 4th day of December, my true love gave to me, a waterproof cell phone case.
With everyone carrying cell phones everywhere and using them as cameras, it is especially important to find ways to protect your cell phone from loss or damage when falling off a dock or out of a kayak. UGO makes a very interesting waterproof case for cell phones that they bill as “the first waterproof life jacket for your phone!” It may seem a bit pricey, but not when you consider how expensive new smart phones are. The UGO is waterproof, floats, and is submersible up to 15 feet. You can use the phone while it is inside the case so you never need to risk getting your phone wet. This makes a great gift for anyone who spends time on or near water – whether or not they are a paddler. You can check out the particulars on the website, ugowear.com. I would choose one of the bright colors for visibility.
For a bit less money, you can get a very good waterproof cell phone pouch/case made by Aquapac. They come in a variety of sizes. You can use the phone while it is in the case, but the phone is not guaranteed to float like the UGO.