Most rugged smartphone cases will do a good job of protecting your phone from nicks and scratches. If you want full protection, though, an enclosed case that keeps it shielded on all sides will work a whole lot better. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Pelican G40C Go Charge Case.
Designed to provide extreme protection for your phone, the accessory provides armored protection for your smartphone, allowing it to withstand the kind of abuse regular smartphone cases just won’t be able to survive. Whether you’re working in a hazardous job site, exploring the rugged backcountry terrain, or skiing the alps in the middle of winter, this thing will keep your phone safe, whether you drop it from a great height, lose it in the water, or accidentally hit it with heavy equipment.
The Pelican G40C Go Charge Case has a durable and crush-proof shell that’s textured for abrasion-resistance, with rubberized bumpers absorbing any impact it encounters, ensuring whatever’s inside is completely protected. It’s IP67-rated for dust and water resistance, allowing it to shrug off water, so you can leave it out in the middle of inclement weather, and even survive being submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. What if it stays under water for longer? It won’t, as the darn thing is designed to actually float, so it will always rise up to the surface if you ever drop it in a lake or river.
A wide single-hinged latch ensures that the case stays closed, with no chance of opening accidentally, so your phone will always stay safely inside, while a carry handle provides a comfortable grip for carrying it by hand. Dimensions are 10.6 x 5.4 x 2.4 inches (length x width x depth) for the exterior and 7 x 3.5 x 1.6 inches for the main compartment, which should allow it to accommodate even large phones like the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We’re not sure how well it will fit in your pants’ pockets (it probably won’t), so your best bet is probably to stash this inside a backpack.
The Pelican G40C Go Charge Case comes with an integrated battery and a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad, allowing it to automatically charge any phone you store inside wirelessly. It has a 10,000mAh battery, which can store enough juice to charge most phones up four times (depends on battery capacity, of course), while a USB port allows you to charge other devices that don’t support wireless charging, such as your headphones, action cams, and more. An elastic strap inside the case, by the way, secures the phone in place and keeps it from moving, ensuring it’s in an ideal charging position the whole time it sits inside.
Construction is ABS material for the body and latch, with stainless steel for the pin, TPU for the bumper, and EVA for the interior lining. It comes in just one colorway – gray and black.
The Pelican G40C Go Charge Case is priced at $99.95.