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SNOWLIZARD launches waterproof iPhone 6/6s Case - SLTough December 10 2015

 

November 19, 2015 – Miami, FL: SnowLizard, a leader in manufacturing extreme mobile solutions, launches their latest in waterproof rugged protection for iPhone 6/6s. The SLTough is a waterproof & rugged iPhone case designed for everyday use by featuring a slim design with a simple double latch locking system for easy loading and removal. Certified IP68 and MIL STD 810G, your iPhone 6/6s is protected from drops up to 2M/6.6 ft as well as dirt, dust and sand.

 

“We launched SnowLizard 3-years ago on Kickstarter with our revolutionary flagship product, the SLXtreme, and now we’re back with products that combine protection and usability for the everyday user,” said CEO Steve Calle. “We’ve kept the same rigorous testing procedures as our SLXtreme line of cases to give the user the same level of protection while making the SLTough a slimmer and much friendlier waterproof case than the other competitors on the market. We hope users can enjoy the everyday peace of mind with the Every-Day Proof SLTough.”

SnowLizard is offering the SLTough at $69.99 with 4 different color options of Black, Yellow, Orange, and White.


SnowLizard Products Will Be Featured At Miami International Boat Show February 13 2015

There are very things that haven't been impacted by the smartphone / tablet revolution. Maritime activities are certainly no exception, as more and more people rely on mobile device for both recreational and commercial boating. From navigation to weather reports, there are a variety of third-party apps that have become invaluable tools.
 
SnowLizard Products, such as the SLXtreme line of Rugged Phone Cases, allows boaters to access these tools without risking the damage from nautical conditions. That is why we will be participating in this week’s Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 12-16).
 
Spanning three locations – the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina, and Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside – this annual event features over 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from around the world.
 
In addition to showcasing the latest in sea vessels and marine electronics, the show will also feature accessories, apparel, and other goods related to the marine industry. Given the growing demand for state-of-the-art nautical tools, the marine market is one of the biggest draws in this five-day event, which will also feature educational seminars, simulators, games, and more.
 
Tablets like the iPad have become increasingly popular for GPS navigation, and the SLXtreme for iPad offers the cutting-edge features for which the SLXtreme series is acclaimed, including resistance to drops of up to 6.6 ft (2 m), waterproof in depths of 6.6 ft (2 m), an integrated battery that more than doubles capacity, and a solar panel for emergency charging.
 
To learn more about what SnowLizard has to offer, pay us a visit at booth # 2547 or contact 786-401-7204 or Info@SnowLizardProducts.com.

Our Tough Cases Makes Your Apps Accessible in Outdoor Environments February 04 2015

The number of vital Mobile Apps serving the needs of outdoor enthusiasts has exploded in recent years, providing practical tools and solutions to everyone from campers and hikers, to hunters and skiers. But the smartphones and tablets that house these apps are at constant risk from of bumps, drops, dirt, water, and other outdoor hazards.
 
With this issue in mind, Steve Calle, CEO of Snow Lizard Products, joined hundreds of venture capitalists and private equity investors from across the U.S. and the world at the 24th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference, recently held January 29-30 at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. There, Calle presented Snow Lizard’s plan to help outdoor enthusiasts capitalize on the explosive growth of Mobile Apps intended for use in the outdoor space.
 
Hundreds of thousands of commercial apps are downloaded from the App Store each month, many geared toward mobile data solutions made possible with use of an iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy device,” he stated, “But no one wants to risk cracking a screen, getting a device wet, or even running out of battery before the end of the day. Our SLXtreme case line is the all-inclusive case for the outdoor segments, keeping a device both powered and protected, a “Toughbook” for iOS devices
 
The Snow Lizard name is a testament to this commitment, representing the wet and wintery outdoor environments that are so popular among millions of people around the world, including Calle and Snow Lizard co-founder Andreas Haase.
 
The SLXtreme series of Rugged Phone Cases – currently available for iPhones 4/4s, 5/5s, Galaxy S5 and iPad Gen 4 – has now expanded to include the new iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5. All models are MIL STD 810G rated for drops to 2m/6.6ft and resistance to scratches and abrasion. An IP-68 rating means these cases are totally waterproof down to 2M/6.6ft, as well as impervious to dust, dirt and sand.  
 
Beyond protection, the SLXtreme cases each house a rechargeable lithium ion battery, capable of fully recharging each respective model more than 150 percent. Moreover, the SLXtreme phone cases feature a rear solar panel that replenishes the case battery anytime and anywhere. You can embrace the outdoors for far longer without worrying about needing a power source.
 
With Snow Lizard Products by your side, getting the most out of your outdoor adventures has never been easier. To learn more about our larger selection of innovative mobile solutions, contact 786-401-7204 or Info@SnowLizardProducts.com.

SnowLizard Products – A Hunter's Best Companion January 29 2015

Hunting is one of America’s most enduring and popular pastimes, enjoyed by millions of people every year. In addition to the challenge and thrill of the hunt, this activity offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the outdoors.
 
But the tough and varied environments faced by hunters can take a toll on their smartphones, which are increasingly relied upon as tools, such as GPS navigation, weather reporting, and emergency communication.
 
SnowLizard Products were developed precisely with hunters in mind. Our Rugged Phone Cases are engineered to withstand the rigors of the hunt, with state-of-the-art materials and innovative designs that offer optimum protection and functionality.
 
The SLXtreme series – now available for iPhone 6/6s, Galaxy S5, and iPad 4 – can withstand falls and abrasions from up to 6.6 ft (2m), and survive submersion in water depths of 6.6 ft (2m). All this protection is offered while keeping your phone lightweight, portable, and accessible.
 
If you are in for a long hunt, whether planned or unexpected, the SLXtreme comes equipped with an integrated charger that more than doubles your device’s power. It also includes a built-in solar panel that keep you powered for even longer.
 
SLXtreme cases come in a variety of colors to suit your hunting needs, from winter motifs to forest camouflage. Accessories such as the SLPower Portable Charge and the SLXtreme Belt Clip provide even more optimal utility.
 
These amazing features were on display in last week’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest gathering for firearms, hunting, and outdoor products, with over 1,600 exhibitors and 62,000 professionals from all over the globe. SnowLizard will also be exhibited in next week’s Outdoor Retailer (January 22-25) in Salt Lake City, which is focused around winter recreation and the winter market, showcasing gear that is often sold in major retailers like Bass Pro Shops, REI, and Gander Mountain
 
Our presence in these seminal events speaks to SnowLizard Products’ great application for hunters, campers, military personnel, and other outdoors enthusiasts seeking optimum protection for their devices.
 
Needless to say, this revolutionary Waterproof iPhone Case is the perfect companion to any hunter. To learn more, call 786-401-7204 or email Info@SnowLizardProducts.com

Introducing An Expanded Line of Snow Lizard Products January 08 2015

Snow Lizard is pleased to kick off the New Year with an expanded line of SLXtreme Rugged Phone Cases – cutting-edge, comprehensive mobile solutions will now be available for users of Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, and coming soon for iPad Air 2.
 
With these state-of-the-art cases, your precious gadgets can be powered, protected, and enhanced while you embrace whatever adventure lies ahead. While there is no shortage of options to extend battery-life for smart devices, nothing beats the reliability and inclusivity offered by Snow Lizard Products.
 
Specially designed for outdoor enthusiasts, military personnel, and professionals operating in demanding environmental conditions, SLXtreme uniquely combines in-case battery power, watertight protection, and drop-proof safeguards that can withstand just about any challenge.
 
Like their predecessors, the SLXtreme cases for GS5 and iPhone 6 feature a tough polycarbonate exterior with TPU overlay, which meets MIL STD 810G standards for drops from  2m/6.6ft and resistance to scratches, bumps, and abrasions. The IP-68 rating means these newly designed cases are completely waterproof in depths down to 2M/6.6ft, as well as resistant to dust, dirt, sand, and other contaminants.
 
Moreover, the SLXtreme cases house rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which are capable of fully recharging each device more than 150 percent. LED lights indicate remaining battery capacity in the case, and when the need for even longer-lasting power arises, there is a rear panel solar panel that enables recharging anywhere. With enough juice for an emergency phone call or text, this is the perfect solutions for urgent situations and long excursions.
 
All these features are provided without compromising functionality and accessibility: there is no need to twist, bend, or fumble with multiple parts to shield your device from extreme weather conditions. Instead, easy bottom entry with dual side latch hinges means you can insert or remove your phone or tablet effortless from the SLXtreme case.
 
These same features are available for the SLXtreme iPad 4, which are also IP-68 and MIL-STD 810G rated for waterproof and drop-proof protection. A pre-drilled mounting template replaces rear solar panel, making the case compatible with standard VESA mounts for boats, recreational vehicles and merchant stands. An integrated battery with a capacity of more than 10,000 mAh nearly doubles the battery life of the tablet. These features will soon be available in an SLXtreme case being developed for the new iPad Air 2.
 
For more information on these exciting new products, contact Snow Lizard at 786-401-7204 or at info@SnowLizardProducts.com.

SnowLizard Products Hit The Trade Show Circuit! January 07 2015

Snow Lizard is kicking off the New Year with three exciting trade shows this month, each representing an opportunity to unveil our greatly expanded selection of SLXtreme Rugged Phone Cases.

The first is the International CES in Las Vegas (January 6-9), which we are currently attending to meet with buyers and distributors. As the world's premier gathering place for the latest and greatest consumer technologies, it is the perfect start to the circuit. Over 152,000 people around the world attend annually, viewing 3,200 exhibitions. 

Following that is SHOT Show, which will also take place in Las Vegas (January 14-17). It is the world’s largest gathering for firearms, hunting, and outdoor accessories in featuring more than 1,600 exhibitors and 62,000 professionals from all over the globe. Our presence speaks to Snow Lizard Products’ great application for hunters, campers, military personnel, and other outdoors enthusiasts seeking optimum protection for their devices.  

Our final stop is in Salt Lake City, Utah for Outdoor Retailer (January 22-25), which is focused around winter recreation and the winter market. Much of the gear featured here is sold in major retailers like Bass Pro Shops, REI, and Gander Mountain. With its rugged, waterproof design and heavy resistance to the elements, the SLXtreme lineup is well-suited to this event.

Snow Lizard is looking forward to an exciting month, especially with our new SLXtreme Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 / 6. In addition to the SLXtreme iPad 4, we will soon be releasing an SLXtreme case for the iPad Air 2. This year promises a lot of great things for our valued customers.

To learn more, contact 786-401-7204 or email info@SnowLizardProducts.com.


New Year, New Gadgets December 29 2014

This past Christmas, many people received exciting new gifts like the iPad 4 or iPhone, which are fun and useful devices to start the New Year with. But for all the technological power, these versatile gadgets are very vulnerable: from an accidental slip of the fingers that sends them tumbling, to the multitude of natural hazards outdoors, there are countless ways your new gift can be rendered a short lifespan.

In fact, industry research shows that Americans spent an incredible $5 billion on repairing and replacing iPhones just these past two years. If like many people, your New Year resolutions include being more active, traveling more, or getting fit, you want to make sure your devices do not get damaged along the way.

A recent article in USA Today goes over some of the characteristics that come with any reliable and innovative case:

If you're looking for real protection for your smartphone or tablet, picking up a case from a kiosk in the mall isn't going to cut it. Even if it has a really cute cartoon character on it or says it's made of bamboo — if it's not specifically designed to repel dust, dirt, water, or all of the above, it's not going to.

If you want real protection from the elements, it's all about reading the fine print. Before you consider dropping some cash, make sure that the case you're looking at has been rated as either waterproof or, at the very least, water resistant. If a case is rated as waterproof to a certain depth, you can be reasonably confident that it will live up to its billing.

Water resistant is a bit trickier, as anything claiming to be water resistant isn't actually designed to be submerged in water whatsoever. It can still protect against a spill or perhaps even an accidental trip into the sink or toilet, but not for long.

With these standards in mind, the article highlighted SnowLizard as among its top three recommendations:

The SLXTREME cases from Snow Lizard take protection to an almost absurd level. They're sand, dust, and dirt proof. They're also waterproof up to 6.6 feet, can take a drop of up to 6 feet without damage your device, and come with a built-in battery backup that keeps your phone kicking long after its normal battery life. Oh, and they even have a built-in solar panel on the rear so you can recharge anywhere you have a bit of sunlight. How's that for the ultimate in protection?

SnowLizard is very proud to have been recognized as a trusted source for smartphone protection. Our Rugged Phone Cases reflect the very highest standards of engineering and design, providing optimum protection and usability without sacrificing style and accessibility. The SLXtreme iPad 4 provides this same high level of defense to Apple’s popular tablet, while accessories like the SLXtreme Belt Clip offer even more utility. 

So whatever new gadgets or lifestyle changes the New Year will bring, SnowLizard Products will be your ideal companion. To learn more, contact 786-401-7204 or info@SnowLizardProducts.com.


How the Great Outdoors Improve Your Health December 22 2014

America's vast and diverse natural beauty has long been the outdoors alluring to millions of people across the nation. From hiking and camping, to rafting and hunting, there is something for everyone to enjoy

In addition to the fun and leisure that comes with outdoor activities, there is growing scientific evidence that spending time in nature – whether at the park or in the wilderness – can have major positive effect on your health.

The following are some of the many benefits that the outdoors can offer, according to studies at Harvard and elsewhere:

Boosting Vitamin D Production
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because exposure to sunlight increases its levels. It offers a wide range of disease-fighting capabilities, from osteoporosis and cancer to depression and heart disease. Unfortunately, most Americans do not get enough of it, even though it is easy to: just going outside a few times a week for 10 to 15 minutes (especially on a sunny day) is usually enough to get the amount you need. Just keep in mind that staying out any longer should entail wearing sunscreen.

Increasing Physical Health
Although it is possible to workout at home or at a gym, various surveys have found that time outdoors is more encouraging to physical activity, especially for children. In fact, one study showed that kids who spent more time outside tended to be twice as active as usual. People of all ages are more likely to be active in the stimulating and varied atmosphere offered by the outdoors, whether it is hiking, jogging, or taking a stroll through a park. Moreover, outside activities can often be incorporated with useful tasks, like landscaping, gardening, or yard work.

Improving Your Mood
Exposure to light, especially the natural kind, has been shown to improve one’s mood and promote more positive emotions. Physical activity in a natural environment has a similar impact, boosting the production of hormones that reduce depression and stress. Randomized trials in the U.K. showed that even a mere five minutes of outdoor exercise was enough to alleviated negative emotions. In the long-term, regular periods of outdoor time can lead to major boosts in your mood and outlook.

Enhancing Concentration
Research shows that those with ADHD demonstrate greater focus after some time outdoors; in fact, many performed better on a test of concentration after a walk through a park. Though such studies have been limited to children, there are great implications for adults with or without ADHD: going outdoors, even briefly, provides an opportunity to clear your head and recollect your thoughts, especially during busy or stressful times.

Faster Healing
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh researchers reported that spinal surgery patients endured less pain and stress, and needed fewer pain medications, when exposed to natural light. Another showed that even having a view of nature from inside the room speed up recovery. Many hospitals feature courtyards and tranquility spaces precisely because such time outdoors, whenever possible, can mitigate the pain and strain of recovery. A Japanese study showed that immune systems were more potent following a walk through a forest or park.

Whether you are an outdoors enthusiast or simply enjoy the occasional foray into the local park, you now have many great reasons to increase your time outside. Snow Lizard Products like the SLXtreme line of Rugged Phone Cases, or the reliable SLXtreme Belt Clip, will make your outdoor adventures even easier to pursue.

To learn more, contact 786-401-7204 or email info@SnowLizardProducts.com

 


The Most Thrilling Places to Paraglide December 15 2014

Paragliding is one of the most exciting adventure sports around, giving you the exhilaration of free flying on a glider as well as incredible views of the surrounding area. If you want to make the most of your paragliding excursion, consider these top spots, which offer the perfect combination of space, beauty, and lift.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Located hundreds of miles from the mainland, this remote chain of six islands is a pristine national park that has barely been touched by civilization. With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and elegant coral reefs, it offers an unforgettable paragliding experience all year-round – no wonder paragliding greats like Gavin McClurg have visited.

Wengen, Switzerland
This picturesque village is a pleasant place to visit any time of year, especially if you want to paraglide across its stunning valleys amid snowcapped mountains. The nearby Jungfrau-Aletsch area is protected for its gorgeous mountains and unique wildlife, offering yet another scenic sight. As a popular resort destination, you can also look forward to great accommodations, including paragliding equipment.

Danyang, South Korea
Korea is one of the most popular paragliding destinations, thanks largely to the beauty and convenience of Danyang. Located about two-and-a-half hours from the capital, Seoul, this popular paraglider town is surrounded by rolling hills, verdant plains, and mountains as far as the eye can see. You can even make use of two runways for paragliding and hang gliding – Mt. Yangbangsan and Mt. Dusan.

Hautes Alpes, France
Not only is this destination beautiful in the summertime, but it even includes a paragliding school for beginners and youth. It is a perfect place to start your paragliding adventure, especially with professional pilots to guide you. Enjoy stunning views of the famous French Alps, part of Europe’s largest mountain range.

Queenstown, New Zealand
This famous resort town in pristine South Island is an attractive choice all year round. Surrounding beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown overlooked by the Southern Alps, which serve as an ideal platform to paraglide from. A pleasant climate and friendly locals round this out into an excellent destination.

Wherever you choose to embark on your paragliding adventure, SnowLizard Products like the SLXtreme line of Rugged Phone Cases and the SLXtreme Belt Clip serve as the perfect companions. To learn more, contact 786-401-7204 or info@SnowLizardProducts.com

 


Getting Started On Stand-Up Paddleboarding December 10 2014

Snow Lizard is passionate about helping people enjoy the rigorous lifestyle they love without risking their precious mobile devices. One of the many interesting outdoor activities being highlighted this week is Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), which is a great way to enjoy an ocean, lake, and rivers without needing much gear or waves.
 
In addition to offering fantastic views of your environment, SUP is a great way to get a full body workout, even becoming popular for cross-training. To get started, you need only a few key pieces of equipment.
 
First and foremost of course is the stand-up paddle board, which can be found in most nautical supply or watersports stores. There are a wide variety of boards to choose from depending on the paddler's weight and experience.
 
The next key piece is the stand up paddle, which is distinct for its angle or "elbow" in the shaft for maximum efficiency. A good rule of thumb is to choose one roughly 6" to 8" taller than the paddler.
 
It is strongly recommended that you wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times when doing water sports, no matter your experience level. For your safety, always wear proper clothing: a wet suit or dry suit in cool conditions to avoid hypothermia, and shorts, a t-shirt, or a bathing suit for hotter climates. Always make sure that whatever you wear is light, moves with you, and can get wet.
 
If you are just getting into this sport, start out in flat, calm water, which needs to be free of obstacles like boats and buoys. In the beginning, it may be easier for you to kneel on the board instead of trying to stand upright. Once you are ready to stand up on the board, put one foot at a time on the board and place your feet where your knees were. You can also get help to stabilize the board as you get use to standing on the board.
 
With enough patience and practice, you can enjoy the many benefits of SUP. Products like the SLXtreme line of Rugged Phone Cases and the SLXtreme Belt Clip are designed to withstand the rigors of numerous outdoor activities.
 
For more information about Snow Lizard products, contact 786-401-7204 or email info@SnowLizardProducts.com.