The case is water resistant. It is very sturdy and solid, and has some light padding on the inside to help absorb shocks. It features a combination lock, which you can set to whatever 4-digit number you like. The is a small notch so that the cable for your charger or earphones can peek out of the closed case. The attached cable can wrap around a fixed object, such as a table leg, to keep your mini-safe locked down. The box says the cable can also double as a carrying handle, but personally I found using it as a handle to be a little awkward.
Looking online at pictures of the Master Lock SafeSpace I envisioned it as a separate safe water proof spot to hold my iPod, and maybe my digital camera. After having a close call last week when the sippy cup travelling in my purse leaked a bit onto the iPod Touch, I was thinking something like this would be ideal. Then it arrived at my house, and while it is about the size I imagined it is a little heavier that I had expected. Just for curiosities sake I weighed it on my postal scale, and it came in at over 1 pound (1pd 6oz or 625g) Not really something I want to be carrying around in my purse on a regular basis. Though I could see using it for say trips to the beach, or other special outings.
I think this would be an ideal gift for someone who travels. I could also see using it while sitting at the coffee shop. I gave ours to my husband so he could use it as a mini-brief case for the nights when he DMs at the local gaming store. Just the right amount of space to hold our iPod touch, some dice and pencils.
|I included a pop can in the picture to help give you a sense of scale.|
Overall I think the Master Lock SafeSpace is a rather innovative product. You have to admit that the concept of a portable personal safe is pretty cool. The Canadian retail is $24.99. Currently it is available in Walmart and it will also be in Staples sometime in July.
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