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Catalyst award-winning AirPods case to be sold in Verizon stores and on

New York, NY - (September 20, 2018) - Catalyst, the award-winning manufacturer of protective waterproof cases, today introduces waterproof and impact protection cases for the iPhone Xs, XR and Xs Max at the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York. The 100% waterproof cases are designed with the same features as the high-performance iPhone X case, having the highest waterproof specifications on the market with a waterproof rating of IP68 33 ft (10m) and drop proof MIL-STD to 6.6 ft (2m). The Impact Protection case provide enhanced drop protection to 9.9 ft (3m) and stay true to the Catalyst signature features: with a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, rotating mute switch and clear case back to showcase the iPhone.

In addition to the case for the new series of iPhones, the multiple award-winning Catalyst Case for AirPods will soon be available in Verizon stores nationwide (in Slate Gray and Plum) as well as through Catalyst is the world’s first and only AirPods case that offers complete protection for Apple AirPods.  A winner of the International Design Award in 2017 and a CES Innovation Awards Honoree in 2018, the AirPods case features the premium design and development capabilities that Catalyst is recognized for globally.

“We have some amazing new products hitting the market just in time for the holiday shopping season.  On the heels Apple’s new product announcement, we’ve developed the full range of cases to offer varying degrees of protection for the latest phone models and we are delighted to be announcing that our award winning, one of a kind AirPods case is going to be available in all Verizon stores across the country,” Catalyst CEO June Lai said. “In addition, Catalyst is showcasing a full range of our most popular designs and products under $50, making them perfect for holiday gifting.”

The Catalyst Waterproof Cases for iPhone Xs, XR and Xs Max carry the same high-performance and protection standards as the industry leading Catalyst iPhone X Waterproof case. These cases have the highest waterproof specifications on the market, and are designed and engineered to give customers the confidence to take and use their iPhone anywhere.

The 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) making the Catalyst Case for AirPods the must-have accessory for AirPods.

“Our designs are unique and continue to attract customers and retail partners around the world who want more than just the standard case for their devices,” said Co-Founder and Chief Designer Josh Wright. “Our new designs, represent the founding principles of Catalyst – the versatility, style, and fun in your everyday adventure. With each new release we continue to up our game and are excited to share these products with customers around the world.”

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone Xs / XR / Xs Max
US $89.99 | Pre-Order Now in Stealth Black

This case is the industry leader in slim everyday waterproof cases. Catalyst is known for having superior acoustic performance and engineering that features our patented True Sound Acoustic Technology™ and rotating mute switch. The hard-coated dual optical lens is fully sealed from snow, dirt and dust. An integrated screen protector provides perfect touch sensitivity while the clear case showcases the phone's stylish design and fully supports Wireless Charging. The protective case has an oversized lightning port that fits most charge cables and this water-resistant case will protect your iPhone from scratches.  This case is waterproof tested IP68 33 ft (10m) and drop proof MIL-STD to 6.6 ft (2m).

Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone Xs / XR / Xs Max
iPhone XS/XR US $39.99 | Available Now in Stealth Black, Clear, Blueridge / Sunset
iPhone XS Max US $49.99 | Available Now in Stealth Black, Clear, Blueridge / Sunset

The Catalyst Impact Protection Case stays true to our signature features: with a grippy rubber bumper, lanyard attachment, rotating mute switch and clear case back to showcase your iPhone. This design has an angular modern form for the new iPhone Xs / XR / Xs Max and added drop protection from an innovative truss cushioning system combined with a proprietary rubber polymer blend to increase the drop spec to 9.9ft (3m) while a raised bezel protects the screen. The open port gives unobstructed access to the charging port and the rear camera is sealed and protected to keep out dust and debris. The slim, protective case protects your iPhone from scratches and drops and is fully compatible with Wireless Charging. The Catalyst case is designed to be your iPhone’s best friend for everyday urban adventures.

Catalyst Case for AirPods
US $24.99 | Available Now | Colors: Glacier Blue, Sunset Orange, Coral, Frost White, Blueridge / Sunset, Army Green, Deep Plum, Slate Gray
US $29.99 | Available Now | Colors: Glow-in-the-Dark

Made of a soft premium silicone, the case is IP67 waterproof to 3.3ft (1m) and drop proof to 4ft (1.2m) making the Catalyst Case for AirPods the must-have accessory for your AirPods. This patented, award winning design is slim and minimalistic and allows users to have convenient access to the Lightning charge port. The included carabiner allows the case to be easily attached to a belt loop, bag or backpack so that you can always find your Apple AirPods and the waterproof case is easily accessible.

Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack 
US $119.99 | Available Now in Stealth Black

The Catalyst Waterproof 20L Backpack is the perfect size for every adventure and packs down so it fits in your palm and can go everywhere with you. Designed with material tested to withstand 10,000mm of water and seam welded to protect valuables stored in the main compartment, this ultra-light waterproof bag features one of the highest tested waterproof ratings in bag construction materials. This lightweight pack comes with a compact carry pouch allowing users to unpack the backpack quickly, mesh shoulder straps are breathable and quick drying, deep 9” side pockets to hold a water bottle and large roll top closure that fits even the bulkiest items. The adjustable sternum strap with whistle is attached to the shoulder straps and the tapered overall profile allow for better weight distribution making this waterproof backpack comfortable to carry on even the longest days.

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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