The pOcpac iPac 3X is the latest generation of waterproof phone cases that perfectly fits the iPhone 6/ iPhone 7 and similar sized smartphones. The pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X comes with the OneLife iD miniTag and an ICE screen for your smartphone.
pOcpac also offer a cycling pOcpac range to pack your tools and important stuff on the go. I will also do a quick comparison with the Banjo Brothers Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet, that I’ve reviewed a little while ago.
Design pOcpac iPac 3X – OneLife iD version
The pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X has some clever characteristics, due to collaboration with OneLife iD:
“By combining our leading weatherproof iPac phone cases with the OneLife iD miniTag and mobile phone ICE screen, you will be able to keep your phone safe from the worst the weather can throw at you, and have vital medical and emergency information immediately available should an accident or incident occur when on or off-road.”
The pOcpac iPac 3X is made of tough plastic which is sealed on the edges. Cleverly the zipper is not placed on the sides, (where both iPac halfs are sealed together) but with a little offset from 1 cm from the side. The pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X has a small divider like the Banjo Brothers Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet but there is no reinforcement band on the edges. Compared to the Banjo Brothers Jersey Cycling Wallet the pOcpac iPac 3X is slightly smaller.
However the pOcpac iPac 3X feels tough and durable. My outdoor-smartphone perfectly fits the pOcpac iPac 3X, the Redmi Note 3 unfortunately doesn’t fit. You can see the OneLife iD logos and branding on the frontside of this special version pOcpac iPac 3X. When you look through the transparent backside you see a pOcpac logo as well.
The zipper is sealed into the pOcpac and doesn’t have teeth like the YKK self-locking zipper on the Club Cycling Pouch, but has a similar design as the zipper bags. However you do have the normal metal zipper part that pushes the two sides of the zipper together. It feels like sliding when you close the zipper, however as long as it keeps your phone waterproof, it doesn’t matter.
OneLife iD Minitag and ICE Phonescreen
The pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X is unqiue due to the collaboration with OneLife. For those of you who don’t know OneLife please see the description below:
“OneLife iD provides personal ID wristbands, dog tags and cards that carry your choice of printed or engraved emergency, medical or contact information. Included is an innovative online profile that can hold additional details and documents. With a product range that includes ID Wristbands, Dog Tags, Key Rings, Stickers and ID Cards there is an ID to suit everyone’s need.”
Professional riders of Team Sky and Quickstep are using the OneLife iD wristbands,where I can recall the special pink version for the Giro d’Italia last year. Together with your order, you get a voucher code and instructions to create (and order) your custom Onelife iD Minitag.
With the creation of the Onelife iD Minitag you also create the OneLife iD profile that is printed on your Minitag. The delivery of this Onelife iD Minitag can take up to 10 working days because it is custom made. An instruction how to activate your OneLife iD profile comes with the delivery confirmation of the Onelife iD Minitag. When scanning the QR-code from the OneLife iD Minitag, you will also be redirected to the OneLife iD profile. Additional medical information can be added. The OneLife iD profile is also the place where you can set-up and download you ICE Phonescreen.
In my opinion this is a great example how the digital and physical world come together.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
The pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X is a good product with a simple, but solid design for a good price-point of GBP 15,00.
Together with your order, you get a voucher code and instructions to order your Onelife iD Minitag from the Onelife iD website. The OneLife iD Minitag can be easily attached to the pOcpac iPac 3X, and you also have a OneLife profile living in the cloud in case of an emergency.
It is fair to compare both the pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X and the Banjo Brothers Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet. The latter has a divider with different “pockets” and is slightly cheaper. However the pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X has a more waterproof zipper and comes with the OneLife extras. More important the pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X can be ordered from the Netherlands, while the Banjo Brothers Jersey Pocket Cycling Wallet is hard to order (I had to rely on a fellow cycling friend).
Based on the better waterproof capabilities and the availability in Western Europe I would prefer recommending the pOcpac OneLife iD iPac 3X. pOcpac also had a season start action, where I got a Sportive pOcpac for free.