Catalyst introduces waterproof case for new Apple Watch Series 3 and presents Impact Protection Cases for iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York City

Catalyst also showcases waterproof, drop-proof cases for the new line of iPhones

New York, NY - (Sept, 28 2017) - Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, today introduces the waterproof case for the new Apple Watch Series 3 at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York City. Catalyst also presents new Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus, a line of shock-proof protective cases that expands their portfolio beyond waterproof products and solutions. The designs bring a new level of impact protection increasing the drop specification to 9.9ft (3m).

The new Catalyst cases for 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 will be compatible with the new GPS + Cellular version of the device. “The Catalyst Apple Watch Case has been a consistent favorite among customers, so we’re excited we will have cases available in a few weeks,” said Catalyst CEO June Lai. “With the addition of LTE to the Apple Watch, our True Sound Acoustic technology that allows clear calls is a great feature for customers who want full protection and functionality with their device.”

The Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus are available for pre-order, and provide a fresh, sleek design that showcases refinement in performance and style while offer protection.

“We are always working to diversify our product line and meet a variety of lifestyle needs,” said Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright. “Catalyst products are made to fit our customer’s day to day adventure and enable them to use their devices without worry. Over the last year we’ve added bold colors, styles and varied levels of protection in our product offerings. The Impact Protection Cases for the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus are a game changer for us. This is the first in a new line of products that diversifies our offering and presents a lower cost, sleek case for those who may not need a water-tight solution but still require impact protection. Our customers have grown to expect the best quality from Catalyst and that’s exactly what we’re delivering with every new case as we extend our range of products.”

Catalyst is also previewing its Waterproof Cases for the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The cases are IP-68 to 33 feet (10 meters) and still the most protective, waterproof every day case in the world. The new Catalyst waterproof case is now available for pre-order and expected to ship in December for the 8 and 8 Plus and in January for the iPhone X.

Catalyst case for the Series 3 Apple Watch is designed to be backwards compatible with Series 2. The Catalyst case for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases are designed to be backwards compatible to the iPhone 7 devices.

As part of the recent announcement, Apple also introduced the second generation AirPods. Catalyst offers the only IP-67 waterproof, drop-proof case for Apple AirPods which is compatible with Apple Lightning and Wireless Charging of the 1st and 2ndn generation charge cases.

Catalyst Case for 42mm and 38mm Apple Watch Series 3

Apple watch 38mm Series 3

US $69.99 | Pre-order Now, available mid-October

Apple watch 42mm Series 3

US $69.99 | Pre-order now, available mid-October

The Catalyst Case for Apple Watch Series 3 (compatible with Apple Watch Series 2) is still the most waterproof case on the market providing drop proof protection while maintaining full functionality of your Apple Watch. The case is IP 68 Waterproof to 330ft (100m) and MIL-STD 810G for drops and shocks up to 6.6ft (2m). It’s fully sealed against water, dust, dirt and snow and has an exposed face for direct touchscreen access. Catalyst's True Sound acoustics allows for clear sound transmission. All features of the watch remain fully functional including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, Siri, Digital Crown, Side Button, Heart Rate Sensor and Magnetic Charging.

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

iPhone X

US$39.99 | Pre-order Now, available October

iPhone 8

US $39.99 | Pre-order now, available early December

iPhone 8 Plus

US $49.99 | Pre-order now, available early December

The Catalyst Impact Protection Case line stays true to the Catalyst signature features: with a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, distinctive rotating mute switch and clear case back to showcase the style and color of the iPhone. This design has an angular modern form for the iPhone and added impact protection from an innovative truss cushioning system combined with a premium rubber polymer blend to increase the drop spec to 9.9ft (3m).

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone X

US $ 89.99 | Pre-order now, available in January

The Catalyst waterproof case for the iPhone X is an evolution of our high performance waterproof and drop proof cases. With 33ft (10m) waterproof protection and 6.6ft (2m) impact protection, this case is the industry leader in slim everyday waterproof cases. Catalyst is known for having superior acoustic performance that features with our patented True Sound Acoustic Technology™. The ultra-slim profile and clear front and back housing compliments and showcases Apple’s iconic design beautifully without sacrificing the industry leading protection Catalyst is known for.

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8

US $79.99 | Pre-order now, available in December

iPhone 8 Plus

US $89.99 | Pre-order now, available in December

The Catalyst case for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus provides the industry leading protection Catalyst is known for. Every case is tested waterproof to 33ft (10m) and designed to handle drops up to 6.6ft (2m).The case features Catalyst’s signature rotating mute switch, sensitive touchscreen and TouchID, quickly accessible ports and wrist lanyard.

Catalyst Case for AirPods

US $24.99 | Available Now

Glow-in-the-dark version

US $29.99 | Available now

The first of its kind Catalyst case for AirPods is a premium protective case that is a stylish, essential everyday accessory. Made of a soft premium silicone, the case is IP67 waterproof to 3.3ft (1m) and drop proof to 4ft (1.2m). This patented, award winning design is slim and minimalist and allows users to have convenient access to the Lightning charge port or use wireless charging. The included carabiner allows the case to be easily attached to a belt loop, bag or backpack so that you can always find your AirPods and they are easily accessible. Compatible with 1st and 2nd generation of AirPods charge cases.


About Catalyst

Catalyst is a premium lifestyle accessories brand founded to create iconic products that enable people to explore and share their world. Catalyst offers the highest performance accessories that are the best value for their customers. Josh Wright is an award‐winning industrial designer who graduated from the Art Center College of Design and June Lai is the research, development and business partner at Catalyst. In 2010, after seeing a requirement for a product that fit their needs but did not yet exist, they designed and developed a line of high-performance everyday case, accessories and sleeves for their many outdoor and underwater adventures. Catalyst is available in more than 70 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and the GCC.

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