Rugged Solar-Powered and Waterproof iPhone Case is a Backpacker's Dream

Snow Lizard has unveiled their AQUA TEK S case for iPhone 4 and 4S, the first that is battery-charged, waterproof and solar-powered for your outdoor adventures.

This case isn't a thin, sleek case for keeping in your pocket, it's made for people who take their phones into more extreme situations and need a little more padding. The case is built from thick, dirt-resistant poly-carbonate with rubber grips and it's waterproof up to 20 feet. It features a built-in battery that can be recharged by the solar panel on the back of the phone. All of the phone's features and controls -- camera, volume, speakers and display -- are still accessible when using the case, meaning you can finally put the improved 4S camera to the test with some underwater photos.

Here's a video of the AQUA TEK S in action:

The case just debuted on Kickstarter. Pledges of $100 or more will receive the case, which is set to retail at $129.99. The case has already racked up over $23,000 on the site as of this morning and Snow Lizard is trying to reach a goal of $75,000 by March 10. If you want one for your own, the case will be available in the nine different colors below.

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