News: Designed to Disinfect Safely! Catalyst iPhone 12 Total Protection Case

Catalyst Total Protection Case

Now this is what I call true protection. Not only is your shiny new iPhone 12 protected from 6 foot drops and is waterproof (you can go underwater snorkeling with it), but you can safely clean your case with soap and water or EPA approved disinfectants like 70% isopropyl alcohol or ethanol.

Being a scientist, Jun (Catalyst CEO) did a lot of research work to make the Total Protection case – including cross checks with CDC and EPA to make an effective design against Covid-19 in addition to everything else the case does.

This case also fixes the iPhone 12 microphone problem where your voice gets muted. It’s a design flaw in which the noise cancellation cancels out your own voice because the mic is too close to the speakers. Dubbed their “True Sound Acoustic Technology“, they isolate the mic audio and re-direct it, fixing not only the muted mic issue, but somehow makes it louder and clearer too. An awesome piece of engineering by Josh, their chief creative guy, who took pains to find the solution (the wall that separates the audio is a specific number of hair widths thick!)

Here are some highlights of the Total Protection case:

  • Drop protection to 6.6ft (2m)
  • Waterproof to 33ft (10m); fully submersible
  • Safe to wash and disinfect (soap/water, 70% isopropyl alcohol or 70% ethanol
  • Rotating mute switch (even with gloves)
  • Supports Qi Wireless and MagSafe charging
  • For: iPhone 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

Want to protect your Airpods Pro? There’s a Total Protection Case for that too.

Catalyst Influence & Vibe

Catalyst has two other case offerings in the Vibe and Influence Series. They share a lot of the same technologies so you’re not missing out on any important functions (including the fix for the mic issue as mentioned above for the Total Protection case.) The Vibe has a grippy texture and is offered in vibrant neon colors while the Influence is smooth with a frosted (partly see-through) back.

What’s interesting to note is their Influence model’s army green color. It came up in discussion that as strange as it sounds, the army green takes on an elegant look that appears fashionable with certain iPhone colors (I think it was red) while looking “tough” on others. It seems the frost transparency has something to do with this effect.

Highlights: Catalyst Vibe and Influence series for iPhone 12

  • Air cushioned for drop protection to 10 ft (3m)
  • Raised bezels to protect the screen
  • Rotating mute switch
  • Lanyard attachment
  • Compatible with Qi Wireless and MagSafe charging
  • Catalyst Crux attachment system
  • For: iPhone 12 mini, 12/12 Pro, 12 Pro Max

Catalyst Vibe – Tactical grip prevents marks, fingerprints and scratches
Colors: Stealth Black, Army Green
Colors for Pre-Order: Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, Bondi Blue

Catalyst Influence – Fingerprint free frosted back
Colors: Stealth Black, Clear
Colors for Pre-Order: Pacific Blue, Army Green

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Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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