Thanks to a major feature update, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus boast a lot of qualities, but it’s certainly not waterproof. Maybe this is a feature that Apple will include next year or the year after, but for now, dropping your Apple handset into a swimming pool is likely to draw a grimly predictable conclusion. Luckily, third-party case makers are in on the act, offering a vast selection of different shields that can not only prevent damage from everyday drops and whatnot, but offer a waterproofing solutions that’ll maintain functionality even when the tide is high.

There are handfuls of good cases on the market, so in order to help you guys find the very best, we’ve whittled it down to three. Now, we’re not talking about splashproof, run-of-the-mill cases that purport to offer protection from the elements but aren’t actually fit for purpose; the efforts you see below are all manufactured in such a way that they can cope with some of the harshest terrains.

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LifeProof For iPhone 6

The “frē” case for iPhone 6 costs $79.99, but right out of the box, you get protection from four different hazards. It’s not only waterproof and dirt-proof, but is also snow-proof and shockproof, meaning that whether you’re a rock climber or extreme sports fanatic, you’re well and truly covered.

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It’s also submersible in up to 2 meters of water for one hour, so whilst you wouldn’t go deep-sea diving, you can comfortably use your device in the bath knowing that your device is less likely to drown than you are!

Catalyst For iPhone 6

Another case that touts itself as an all-weathers job, and can handle water up to depths of 5 meters.

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It’s quite stylish, or as stylish as one could expect of such a heavy duty case, and if you’re a bit of an adventurer, be sure to check this one out.

The Catalyst case for iPhone 6 will ship in January and comes with a price tag of $69.99, and if you’re in the ownership of an iPhone 6 Plus, then you’ll have to stump out $74.99.

LUNATIK Aquatik For iPhone 6

Costing five cents under $100, the Aquatik doesn’t come cheap. But when you consider the repair cost of a water damaged iPhone 6, it’s a snip.

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It’s water and dust-proof, so will cope with many different environments, and notably, includes special engineering so as not to compromise the audio experience through your loudspeaker.

The case is only available for iPhone 6 users, while iPhone 6 Plus users will have to wait this one out.

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