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No More Dead Phones: Why Every Hunter Needs the SLXtreme April 26 2017

There's nothing quite like dropping a trophy buck, only to realize that your iPhone is just as dead, smashed at the bottom of the tree stand. Or maybe it's ruined because the rain got to it, or the battery ran out. Either way, no trophy pictures for you, buddy -- and no GPS or messaging apps to help you waypoint the meat cache or tell the family you're fine and heading home soon. 

That's why we created the SLXtreme. This rugged phone case does everything you need to keep the wife happy, which, by no coincidence, is the same stuff that'll help save your life when things really get bad. After all, no matter how well prepared you are, if mother nature really wants to get you, she will.

But with the SLXtreme from SnowLizard Products on your side, you'll have an advantage. This tough, camouflaged iPhone case has military grade drop proof protection, so if it falls from your tree blind or drops out of your pocket when you're scrambling over rocks in pursuit of wild sheep, your biggest concern will be wild animals running up your phone bill. And with Mossy Oak®'s Break Up Country® Camo on the new SLXtreme 7 case, you can whip it out and text home any time without flashing colors or reflections that might scare game away. 

The SLXtreme also has a built-in solar powered panel that can charge your phone even if it goes dead in the backcountry, and a built in battery to extend the time between charges. No more dead phone, period -- unless you take your gun out and shoot it.

The SLXtreme's rugged, waterproof case means you can take it with you anywhere -- even duck hunting -- and that solar-powered, battery boosting capability means that as long as you have access to direct sunlight, you'll always have access to an emergency navigation and communication device. The SLXtreme case is compatible with all iPhones up to the iPhone 7, so you can be protected -- and still get that trophy photo -- no matter what you choose to carry.


Mossy Oak® and SnowLizard unveil the SLXtreme 7 case for iPhone 7 in Break-Up Country® Camouflage Design April 21 2017

MIAMI, FL --  Extreme iPhone protection in the wild has never looked so good. Introducing the new SLXtreme 7 case for iPhone 7 in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camouflage, developed by mobile accessories trailblazer, SnowLizard. The new SLXtreme 7 is the only phone case on the market today that features water and drop-proof protection, rugged design and a built-in solar charger and integrated battery extender.

“A common passion for outdoor adventure runs deep among Mossy Oak® and SnowLizard fans. This partnership now enriches their outdoor experiences with a case that’s as ambitious, extreme and serious about getting into the wild as they are,” said Steve Calle, CEO, SnowLizard.

“We’re thrilled with this new partnership with SnowLizard, as they’re first to offer a rugged phone case featuring a solar-powered, built-in charger that hunters and outdoors people need when they’re in the stand or field for long hours. Offering the new SLXtreme 7 in Break-Up Country provides both needed concealment and that outdoors lifestyle representation,” said Chris Paradise, Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President of Mossy Oak.

Why choose the SLXtreme 7?

  • It’s a ray of sunshine: The solar-power panel will keep your phone going because there’s no electricity in the back country. Harness the sun’s power to trickle charge and replenish power in the SLXtreme 7’s integrated battery.
  • It’s got endurance like you: Prolong your battery’s capacity by 185% with the built-in integrated battery for extended power when you’re on the hunt for your ultimate target.
  • The military-grade ruggedness: Drop it or dunk it in any terrain. Hunt or fish with peace of mind, knowing the SLXtreme 7 has the highest rating when it comes to safeguarding your iPhone 7 from dirt, sand, dust and water and can withstand falls up to 6.6 ft.
  • The lean and green packaging: We know you’re eco-conscious like us. So we made the SLXtreme 7 case a dry box to protect your items on the water or in the rain or sand.
  • It’s easy to use. Really. Like your outdoor adventure gear, you may not need your SLXtreme 7 for everyday use. So we made it super simple to slip your phone in and out for those times an extreme case is required.           

Available now, the SLXtreme 7 in Break-Up Country® camo will be available on snowlizard.com, mossyoak.com and Amazon.com retailing for $149.99.

The new SLXtreme 7 for iPhone 7 builds on the rugged, versatile protection of Snow Lizard’s SLXtreme lineup, with the following improvements: more shock-absorbing material, better solar power technology for enhanced efficiency and a new intensity indicator to measure solar strength and power.  

SnowLizard is an officially licensed partner of Haas Outdoors Inc.

About Mossy Oak

Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. For over 30 years, Mossy Oak has been a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties. Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. Follow Mossy Oak on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

About SnowLizard

Headquartered in Miami, FL, SnowLizard creates mobile accessories that protect, power and enhance the usability of the latest technologies for the great outdoors. With a focus on solar power, we bring proven solutions to market to enhance green, outdoor lifestyles. Learn more about SnowLizard Products at www.snowlizard.com, www.facebook.com/snowlizardproducts and on Twitter at @SnowLizard_Gear.

 


Why SLXtreme? April 07 2017

With the increasing presence of iPhone apps in the outdoor industry, any outdoor enthusiast is going to need some major protections to keep your phone going in any environment. The SLXtreme 7 for iPhone 7 can do just that as a complete outdoors solution to the modern day smartphone.

Need something with drop-proof protection?

The SLXtreme 7 has that. We maintain a MIL-STD 810G rating on our phone case. The SLXtreme 7 can take impacts from 6.6 feet high into sand, dust, dirt, or snow. With the SLXtreme 7’s rugged design, your phone can take whatever hit it needs to.

Need something with waterproof protection?

The SLXtreme 7 has that. With an IP-68 rating, our case keeps water and various other solid particles out. You don’t need to worry about your phone after a small drop into a puddle. The SLXtreme 7 has you covered.

Need something with some extra battery for your phone?

The SLXtreme 7 has that too. We have an integrated battery with 4000 mAh storage so that you can charge your phone almost twice over. Venture farther than the nearest power outlet with the SLXtreme 7, we got your battery covered.

Need even more battery than that?

Guess what? The SLXtreme 7 can cover you there too. The SLXtreme 7 comes equipped with a 20% efficient mono-crystalline rear solar panel. Turn it on with a tap of a button when you’re in direct sunlight, and the solar panel can charge up your battery.

You don’t need to be caring around a phone case, a solar panel, and an extra phone battery. Check out the SLXtreme 7 for iPhone 7 as your all-in-one outdoor smartphone case solution.

SLXtreme in Water Sports March 28 2017

Nowadays, iPhones go just about everywhere: Hunting, camping, even paddling, rafting or floating on your favorite waterways. But don't grab your phone and strap on your water skis just yet. If you're going to spend time out on the water, you should protect your investment -- and lifeline for communication -- from the inevitable splashes and drops with a waterproof, ruggedized case like the SLXtreme. Each model of the SLXtreme is tailored to protect a specific iPhone model, including the new SLXtreme 7 phone case for the iPhone 7.

Waterproof for Complete Submersion

If you're into water sports, you'll love the SLXtreme's full waterproofing: Drop your phone into water as deep as 6.6 feet and leave it there for half an hour before fishing it out, and it'll be fine.  The ruggedized case can also withstand falls from up to 6.6 feet high on a rocky shore, and keeps out the sort of wind-blown rain that might crop up on a sea kayaking or water-skiing adventure. The SLXtreme is also highly resistant to small particles like dust and sand, so you don't have to worry about your phone when you're at the beach.

Mobile Charging for Your Phone

There's more: The SLXtreme also has an integrated battery and solar panel, so you can keep your phone powered up even when you're far from an electrical outlet. As long as you have direct sunlight, the solar panel will provide a constant trickle of power -- even in the middle of the ocean. Once the sun goes down, the built-in battery can boost your power for more than 80 hours of playback time or more than 20 hours of talk time, depending on your iPhone model.


Top 5 Most Dangerous Hiking Trails in the World March 23 2017

Hiking seems like a family-friendly outdoor adventure. It's not rock climbing or cliff diving, so what could possibly go wrong? In this "journey of a thousand miles" blog, we explore five of the world's deadliest hiking trails, and some of the things that can go wrong. 

  1. Denali National Park and Reserve - Mt. McKinley, Alaska — The Denali National Park spans some 4.7 million acres, and is a natural and rugged park. There are no trails and people who come to explore the park just wander off into the wilderness alone or in small groups. The dangers at Denali are many. The greatest threat to human life is the weather. Sudden storms that drop the temperature to below freezing, blizzards, snow, rain, and wind are all possibilities. With the rain and snow comes the threat of landslides and avalanches. If the weather doesn't kill you, then the wildlife might. This is the land of grizzly bears, wolves, and whatever else lurks in this foreboding place. 
  2. Mist Trail - Yosemite National Park, California — The Mist Trail stretches seven miles round trip, and takes you to the summit of Half Dome with little more than guide cables to help you ascend the top. It is a physically demanding trail that people brave to view the spectacular sights of Yosemite. The confirmed death count from hiking this trail ranges around 60 deaths. It is the last section of the trail when people are at the greatest altitude where people fall. The over spray from Nevada Falls and the aged granite combine to make the steps slippery. 
  3. The Maze - Canyonlands National Park, Utah — The maze is a little piece of the Martian landscape right here on Earth, and it is about as hospitable too. There is no water. There is no food. The nearest ranger station is some 2 hours by 4x4 over a landscape that is desolate, remote, and treacherous. You must face all of that just getting to the maze. Once there, you face a trail of sorts that are nothing more than gaps between rocks that wind aimlessly. Many of the trails lead to dead ends - no pun intended. The danger here is from the desert environment and the lack of water. Heat stroke makes you delusional and you hear the ghosts. The lack of water makes you crazed. People die here doing stupid things looking for water. If the heat and lack of water don't get you, then the snakes, scorpions, and spiders might. Besides the heat, the biggest risk to life is from falling rocks. There's no place to go when you can barely squeeze through the gaps in the rocks that is the trail; you're a sitting duck for even the smallest of boulders. 
  4. Huayna Picchu Trail, Peru — Perched above the amazing Machu Picchu is the Huayna Picchi Trail which climbs some 2,693 meters in altitude. The trail is as treacherous going up as it is coming down. One misstep and you plummet off the cliff. There is a single strand of cable that acts as a guide and handhold. That is all you get amid the steep steps and decaying, slippery stones. The climb is nearly vertical and requires a great deal of physical fitness. The danger here is not always from tripping or falling, but from your heart giving out or your body failing. If you manage to make the summit, the view is spectacular. If you don't make the summit, there is no shame in turning around and living.
  5. Mount Hua Shan, China — It doesn't get much more dangerous than the trail to the south mountain of Mount Hua Shan in China. The ascent to the top is a place of death. The rumors depict a place where 100 people fall from the trail each year. Despite the deaths, people flock to Mount Hua Shan to walk the trail. The trail, and that is a horrible word for what climbers face, is more akin to a bridge or scaffolding. You walk along planks supported by steel shanks hammered into the sheer rock face. As you climb, the planks disappear, and what remains are small holes carved into the rock for your feet and hands. Don't look down. All you'll see is your own death. You can't go back as the throng of people behind you are making their way up the mountain. You can only go forward and hope your sweaty hands can cling to the rock. 

FAQ: Watertesting your SLXtreme 7 iPhone Case March 10 2017

One of the SLXtreme 7’s main features is its IP-68 rating for water and dust protection. But before you take your phone out into the water, you should perform a test to ensure that your case is watertight.

What are you going to need for this waterproofing test?

  • An unpackaged SLXtreme 7 iPhone case (also works for previous SLXtreme models)
  • A fillable sink
  • A mug or other weighted object
  • A napkin or other paper product 

4 steps to verify your case is water tight

1.  First, fill your sink until it is deep enough to fully submerge your phone case

2. Unhook the two side latches of your SLXtreme 7 iPhone case.

3. Place a napkin or other paper product into the phone case 

4. Close the case and place it facing down in a completely filled sink. Place the mug, or other weighted object on top of the phone case so that it is weighed down. Leave the case sitting for fifteen minutes.

 

5. After fifteen minutes, remove the case from the sink and remove the napkin from the case. The napkin should be dry to have passed the water testing. If not, please contact customer support at support@SnowLizardProducts.com


FAQ: Charging and your SLXtreme Case for iPhone 7 February 24 2017

In preparation for the launch of the SLXtreme 7, we wanted to provide you, our customers, with a few quick tips on how to effectively use your SLXtreme 7's charging capabilities: 

How do I turn the battery charger on and off?

Firmly tap the power button on the back of the case to turn the integrated battery on. Hold the power button for approximately 2 seconds to turn the integrated battery off.

How do I charge my phone’s integrated battery?

You can plug a standard Micro USB 2.0 cable into the bottom of the case. This will charge the phone case’s integrated battery, which can in turn charge the phone itself.

Can I charge my phone while it is in the case?

When you put your SLXtreme case to charge with your iPhone in it, your phone's battery will charge first. Once fully charged, the case’s integrated battery will begin to charge.

How does the solar panel work?

Your phone can also use the trickle charge feature of the SLXtreme’s integrated solar panel. The solar panel will automatically engage when exposed to direct sunlight. The solar panel will charge your integrated battery directly. Note: The solar panel will not engage if the case's integrated battery is turned on and charging your phone.

How do I know if the solar panel is charging the case?

For the SLXtreme 6 and below, there is one green LED indicator that will turn on if the case is charging via the solar panel. For the SLXtreme 7, there are three LED indicators that show the strength of the sunlight that is charging the phone.


Go on With Your Outdoor Adventure During Summer and Winter February 13 2017

Groundhog Day is a celebration that determines the weather for the following six weeks: six weeks of snow or six weeks of sun. This can determine the kinds of activity you adventurers will be performing for the next six weeks.. This year, our groundhog saw his shadow, meaning we can look forward to another six weeks of winter.

For people, like you, who are into outdoor adventures, the weather is very important, since it determines what sort of activity you’ll be performing. For all of you adventurers, your next six weeks of activity are looking to be snow-filled, all because of a small rodent that’s afraid of his own shadow. Kayakers and swimmers beware, the Groundhog Day decision did not lean in your favor, and, unfortunately, the weather is going to dictate what you do. It’s going to suck if it starts to snow while you’re paddle boarding. It's best to change that kayaking adventure to an ice skating adventure. However, with the right gear, whether it's winter or summer, you can bring your phone with you without a worry in the world.

You definitely need to find the right accessories suitable for any weather conditions that serve your needs. The SLXtreme iPhone case series is one of your best options for phone protection during the cold weather. What makes it a great choice? SLX offers a wide array of winter protections perfect for your escapade outside home. With an Ingress Protection IP-68 rating, you’re sure to have an incredible day while keeping your phone handy. In fact, you won’t even need to worry about snow particles entering your phone even if you spend most of your time outdoors with it.

Clearly, you’re going to have different needs for different weather conditions. Overall, you’re certainly going to find a phone case that will protect give you’re phone protection whether ice or water. What if Groundhog Day had gone the other way? You should still be able to bring your phone with you without a worry. There should be no stopping you from doing the things you love.

Besides your winter needs from SLXtreme, you can also go out with your iPhone during summer. Gents, you don’t have to worry about your phone when going to the beach to enjoy some time in the water because you now have a perfect shield to keep your phone safe. Get the latest and most advanced phone protection technology that will keep your phone safe throughout the day. Whether you want to go biking or hiking to reach the top of the mountains, SLXtreme gives you a resilient phone case while keeping you in the course of action and adventure.

Just keep doing what you love. With the weather as your guide, go on with your outdoor adventures, whether on a winter or summer day. 

Snow Lizard unveils the SLXtreme 7 case for iPhone 7, the ultimate in rugged, outdoor protection January 06 2017

MIAMI, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When outdoor adventure calls, there's a new answer in ultimate iPhone 7 protection. Introducing the SLXtreme 7 from Snow Lizard, a case for the iPhone 7 with a unique combination of features – rugged, waterproof and drop-proof protection, plus a built-in solar charger and integrated battery extender – making it the first of its kind in the market today.

"From mountain peaks to white water rapids, the new SLXtreme 7 is designed to empower adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts with military-grade iPhone 7 protection, no matter where their journey takes them," said Steve Calle, CEO of Snow Lizard, creators of the ultimate outdoor mobile accessories.

"The SLXtreme 7 is the latest evolution of our SLXtreme collection, known for its tough, waterproof protection – plus innovative, new solar power advancements to keep adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts on course."

Why SLXtreme 7?

  • It's a ray of sunshine (catcher): A solar-power panel will keep you going because there's no electricity in the great outdoors. Harness the sun's power or even indoor (incandescent) lighting to trickle charge and replenish power in the SLXtreme 7's integrated battery.
  • Endurance like yours (extend battery life): Prolong your battery by 185% with the built-in integrated battery for extended power.
  • Military-grade ruggedness (waterproof and drop-proof): Drop it, dunk it and protect it in extreme weather. SLXtreme 7 has the highest rating when it comes to safeguarding your iPhone 7 from dirt, sand, dust and water (up to 6.6 ft), and can withstand falls up to 6.6 ft.
  • Lean, green packaging: We know you're eco-conscious like us. So reuse your SLXtreme 7's zero-waste packaging to create a dry box to protect your items on the water or in the rain or sand.  
  • Easy to use. Really. We're not your mother's everyday phone case. Like your outdoor adventure gear, you may not need your SLXtreme 7 in less rugged situations, when power is available. That's why it's simple to slip your phone in and out for those times an extreme case is required.  

The new SLXtreme 7 for iPhone 7 builds on the rugged, versatile protection of Snow Lizard's SLXtreme lineup, with the following improvements: more shock-absorbing material, better solar power technology for enhanced efficiency and a new intensity indicator to measure solar strength and power.  

Starting later this month, the new SLXtreme 7 will be available globally in Night Black, Signal Orange, Safety Yellow and a special camo-based pattern (details coming soon). Those interested in receiving updates on availability and timing are invited to sign up here.

About Snow Lizard

We take pride in creating mobile accessories that protect, power and enhance usability of the latest technologies in the great outdoors. With a focus on solar power, we bring test-proven solutions to market to enhance green, outdoor lifestyles. Learn more about Snow Lizard Products at www.snowlizard.com, www.facebook.com/snowlizardproducts and @SnowLizard_Gear.


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.