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Make bath time more fun with the Magcase waterproof smartphone holder


Bath time in Japan is more than just a hygienic practice. For others, it can even be a form of meditation. The word ofuro describes the act of bathing in one’s home and the bathtub itself. Tracing back to ancient times with roots in both Zen Buddhism and Shintoism, baths follow the same principles tea ceremonies do: harmony, reverence, purity and silence. So it’s no wonder that there are always a few sento (public baths) or onsen (hot springs) within commuting distance. 

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Aside from using bath salts that add minerals like iron or calcium, you can elevate your ofuro experience with a waterproof smartphone holder. Gone are the days when you precariously hold onto your phone unprotected. The Magcase waterproof smartphone holder is here to change that. Equipped with a magnet and stand, the smartphone holder can be used in any wet environment. Catch up on the news or short videos as you relax into your bath after a long day. 

Available in two sizes, one for smartphones and the other for tablets. Prices start from ¥2,980

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Catch up on the news or short videos as you relax into your bath after a long day.

Don't. Daily ablutions are a the only private affair you have so enjoy them as such.

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I have never seen a bath like that except in hotels.

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OR, you can just close your eyes, relax, and enjoy the healing powers of a good bath. Maybe unplug for a few minutes.

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No problems with any flagship or even most mid range and even some entry level phones these days. Don't be fooled by this. The poster above is completely correct. Amazing how many people still think phones will die if immersed in water.

And in the very unlikely event you have an ancient phone that succumbs, bake it in an oven (or open function of ya microwave) for 4-5 hours at 40-40oC. And repeat again for another 2 hours just to be sure and you're all good to go. Back in the day this trick saved many a phone and even a laptop or two.

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I simply don't want to get my phone wet just because it won't be damaged or not. This is a hands free holder is just the go for me. I can sit back with both hands in the water and not have to put the phone on the edge of the bathtub or on the floor. Seems good to me.

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I think its more contributing to your health, nervous systme to completely go off while bathing, let your eyes and brain have some rest they are already too overstrained.

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The one place I don’t need a phone is in the bathroom!

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