iPads and other tablets have become an increasingly important part of boat life, providing an affordable and flexible interactive display for a wide variety of navigation and weather applications. The problem being, of course, is that they weren’t constructed for nautical purposes and can’t get wet. There are a wide array of waterproof cases that address this while offering good general protection. Our favorite right now is this sleek and sturdy version by LifeProof.
Less bulky and less downright ugly than many other offerings, it doesn’t impact the user experience much, if any. It uses a screenless technology that allows direct contact with the touchscreen. Fully waterproof and submergible to 6 meters for as much as an hour, it meets or exceeds IP-68 Ingress Protection Rating.
Offered with a lifetime warranty for $125.