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Catalyst Introduces Waterproof Case for 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro and Two New Colorways for the Special Edition AirPods Case Exclusive to Apple Stores and Apple.com at CES Asia 2019

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New 40mm waterproof case for the Apple Watch Series 4 released and Samsung S10 Series to be Showcased in Shanghai, June 11-13

Shanghai, China – (June 11, 2019) - Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s most protective and stylish cases and accessories for smartphones and electronic devices, introduces the 100% Waterproof case for the new 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro at CES Asia 2019, Hall N1, Booth 1832 in Shanghai, June 11-13.  Also new at the show, Catalyst is revealing two additional colorways for the Special Edition AirPods case, pink and blue, to be exclusively available in select Apple stores and Apple.com. 

The Waterproof Case for 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 will be released for the first time, rounding out the full line of Impact Protection and Waterproof Cases for latest Apple Watch and a new showcase to the Asian Market, the Impact Protection cases for the latest lineup of Samsung Galaxy devices - the S10, S10 Plus and S10e.  As part of the U.S. CES Showcase in Las Vegas earlier this year, the Catalyst Impact Protection case was put through a rigorous public trial by CNET in front of a live audience.  The case survived a 20ft drop, face down on a cracked tile floor, followed by a two-pound steel ball bearing being dropped on the case attempting break the phone. Of the 10 participating case brands, Catalyst was the slimmest case and the only one without a screen protector that survived the ball bearing test. 

 “We have very robust and fantastic line-up of new products to share with our partners in the Asia-Pacific market as well as the 70+ countries around the world where Catalyst products are sold,” said Catalyst CEO June Lai. “The waterproof cases for the iPad Pros and the 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 have been released in time for summer activities so the devices can go wherever your adventure takes you.

“’We’re also extremely excited to be expanding our offering of AirPods cases through additional colors exclusive to Apple.  The consumer response from the first release of Special Edition AirPods cases was tremendous and now Apple customers can add a little more style to their favorite accessory.”

The Catalyst Waterproof case for the 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro (2019) delivers exceptional performance with an IP68 waterproof rating of 6.6ft (2m) and drop proof rating of 4ft (1.2m). The case features an impact-ready, external grippy rubber bumper layer, extra-large ports and integrated screen protector, a hard-coated optical lens, and acoustic membranes. 

This case is also refined with its transparent case front and back that compliments the design of the device so that you look stylish no matter where you go, providing superior protection for your iPad without limiting its functionality. With this level of performance your device is protected from coffee spills, messy kitchens, dusty workshops or any of life's adventures.

“We are constantly designing and building cases for the latest devices that enable people, more than ever before, to use them without worry. We over engineer our products so they’re tested to withstand circumstance well beyond the average user’s daily need.  That’s how we build confidence and the reputation for quality and durability that has made Catalyst the very best at what we do,” Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright said.

The introduction on of the new pink and blue Special Edition cases for AirPods expands the exclusive color variations, adding to the white, black and glow-in-the-dark released globally in December. The new colors provide a pop of color and style while to the protective, waterproof cases. 

The AirPods case was created, developed and packaged with high quality and durable materials, providing AirPods waterproof protection to a high degree: The Special Edition Catalyst Case for AirPods offers an IP67 waterproof rating to 3.3ft (1m) and drop proof protection to 4ft (1.2m). At a retail price of $29.95 (USD), it’s an essential accessory.

 

Catalyst Waterproof case for the 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro
Pre-Order Now |
11” model US $149.99 | 12.9” model US $169.99

The Catalyst Waterproof case for the 11” and 12.9” iPad Pro is dirt proof, snow proof and drop proof to 4ft (1.2m) with an with an IP68 waterproof rating of 6.6ft (2m). The integrated touchscreen film provides seamless access to all features and a premium rubber bumper allows for a soft, comfortable grip. The case provides complete access to all ports and controls, has a hard-coated optical lens to protect the iPad rear camera lens without detracting from the quality of your photography and a clear case front and back that showcases Apple’s design. The design provided complete acoustic clarity using air and water tight acoustic membranes and fits most USB-C charge cables.

Case for AirPods - Special Edition
Available now | US $29.95

Exclusively available in Apple and on the Catalyst website, this case is a stylish extension of the AirPods that is protective, grippy, easy to secure to belongings so users can take their AirPods anywhere. Engineered to be waterproof and drop proof, the silicone case elastically seals against the top of the AirPods charging case to keep water and dust out. As with the original Catalyst AirPods case, the Lightning port can be accessed by opening a small plug on the bottom of the case, and a quick snap back of the elastic seal gives easy access to the AirPods. This patented design features a premium lightweight carabiner in a matte finish with an intuitive inward-facing clasp. The carabiner attachment point on the silicone case is re-oriented 90 degrees to make it sit flat when hooked onto belt loops, bags, and other belongings.

 

Catalyst Waterproof Case for 44mm and 40mm Apple Watch Series 4
Available Now | US $ 69.99

The Waterproof Case for the 44mm and 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 is precision-engineered to perform beyond your expectations so you can take your Apple watch with you on every adventure. With 18 percent stronger housing than the previous Series 3 version, the case offers superior protection for your Apple Watch. This is the only Apple Watch case offering total 360-degree protection. Full functionality of the Apple Watch is maintained* with IP-68 waterproof protection of 330ft (100m) and MIL-STD 810G drop protection to 6.6ft (2m). It’s fully sealed against water, dust, dirt, and now with direct touch screen access, great for all adventures – wet and dry. The raised bezel protects the screen from scratches and impacts. Our patented True Sound Acoustic Technology™ allows audio to come through totally clear. Not only is the case rugged, it's also stylish and incorporates a hypoallergenic silicone band that’s both durable and comfortable.

 

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for 44mm and 40mm Apple Watch Series 4
Available Now | US $49.99

The new Impact Protection case has not just evolved, it has totally been re-thought for the new Series 4 Apple Watch. The case still offers 9.9ft (3m) of drop protection through a dual-layer construction incorporating Catalyst’s innovative truss cushioning system. This case is built with raised bezels to keep important watch components – the display, optical heartrate sensor, and digital crown – fully exposed yet fully protected from bumps, knocks and drops. This new case features an integrated watch band, creating a total package of protection and style. Watch band customization is easy through a quick release spring bar, compatible with Catalyst’s wide selection of sport bands or any other watch band with a watch pin connector.

 

Catalyst Impact Protection Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S10 | S10+ | S10e
Available Now | $39.99 USD

The Catalyst Impact Protection Case for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series has the signature features Catalyst is recognized for: a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment and clear case back to show off your Galaxy S10 phone. The slim, protective case 100% fits the Galaxy S10 amoled display screen profile and has added impact protection from the innovative truss cushioning system combined with a proprietary rubber polymer blend to increase the drop protection up to 3m (9.9ft). In addition to being compatible with the S10 fingerprint reader, selfie camera, wireless charging, and other device features. The Catalyst Impact Protection Case for Samsung Galaxy S10 series is easy to put on and take off that it provides ideal everyday protection that doesn’t overshadow the Galaxy S10’s stylish design.

About Catalyst

Catalyst is an innovative lifestyle accessories brand that creates iconic products to enable people to explore and share their world. In 2010, after searching for a product that fit their needs but did not yet exist, co-founders Josh Wright (an award‐winning industrial designer who graduated from the Art Center College of Design) and June Lai (the research, development and business brain) designed and developed a line of high-performance everyday cases and accessories for their many outdoor and underwater adventures. Catalyst has continued to design and invent unique products that have won numerous best-in-class awards from organizations around the world.  As a first mover, Catalyst often introduces new categories that refresh the CE market.  Today, Catalyst is available in more than 70 countries around the world and major retailers including Apple, Best Buy, Verizon, Virgin Megastores, Harvey Norman, Yodobashi and Bic Camera.  

 

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For Media Inquiries:
Chris Herbert   | +01 614 448 8703   |  chris@catalystcase.com

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