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There are already a number of watertight cases out there that lets you take cool underwater photos with your iPhone, but pretty much all of them have one thing in common: they do not allow for finger access on the touchscreen. 

The new Amphipac does and it has a 100-mm dome lens for getting those half-above/half-below-the-surface shots. 

The Amphipac allow users to access whatever area of the screen they want, using their fingertips just like they would without a case. It makes it easier to control the camera underwater and lets them access applications other than the camera app, so they can share their shots on social media. 

The touchscreen access is made possible via a two-layer flexible film that covers the screen. There is a low-pressure air pocket between the layers, which keeps the screen from registering the water pressure as one big "touch".

An added bonus to the whole gadget is the air pocket lens, it allows the case to float should it be accidentally let go. It should be noted that the Amphipac is not intended for use by scuba divers – its maximum depth rating is 5 meters, and is supported with iPhone 6,6s,7 or 8. 

If you are interested in getting your hands on one of these nifty cases, it is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$79 is required, with shipping estimated for next April. Assuming it reaches production, the planned retail price is $149.

You can see it in use, in the video below:

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