Locking shut with a pair of heavy plastic clamps, the ToughCase forms an waterproof seal that is IPX7-rated. This means that it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water without doing harm to the phone within.
The ToughCase moves the iPhone's USB connection and headphone jacks to the sides of the device where they are safely protected by rubber seals. The mini USB port is used for charging the case's internal battery with the included charger. Rubber buttons for volume controls, the home key, and the screen lock are also provided.
At the bottom of the device are a pair of buttons and six status lights. The first button calls up the battery charge state by lighting up the first four lights. Each light indicates 25 percent of a full charge.
The second button toggles among battery charging, charging with GPS, and system off, with one, two, or no lights indicating the chosen modes.
In order to facilitate the thinner iPod Touch, Magellan includes a sleeve for a snug connection. How they plan to deal with the new form factor of the iPhone 4 remains a mystery. Perhaps a ToughCase 4?