Ghostek’s Nautical Slim iPhone 15 Pro Max case is a great waterproof case Apple should have made


One of the best things Apple has done for its iPhones in recent years is introduce water-resistance. Prior to this, Apple’s iPhones had quite a bad reputation when it came to water-resistance, so with this upgrade, iPhone owners now have a bit more peace of mind knowing that their phones can withstand a splash or two.

Of course, water-resistance doesn’t mean that you can take your phone into the pool or ocean with you, but what if you want to take some cool underwater photos, or what if you know you have butterfingers and just want to take extra precautions when it comes to protecting your phone against water damage?

That’s where the Ghostek Nautical Slim case comes in, where the company has released an updated model for Apple’s brand new iPhone 15 Pro Max that might be worth checking out if you’re looking for a new waterproof case for iPhone.


If you’ve ever searched for waterproof smartphone cases before, chances are you might come across accessories which are essentially a plastic sleeve for your phone. This is because in order to ensure the greatest compatibility with the variety of smartphones out there, some accessory makers just create a one-size-fits-all sleeve that will work with pretty much any smartphone out there.

While functional, these types of sleeves are just downright ugly and aren’t practical for day-to-day use, meaning that you need to swap it in and out with another case when you’re not planning to use your phone for underwater photography.

With the Ghostek Nautical Slim, the company has designed a case that is specifically for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. This results in a form-fitting case that is honestly a lot sleeker than we expected, but is completely functional where you will have access to all the buttons you need while also offering protection against water (more on that later), and will also work with Face ID.

It also features a rubberized trim that will make the phone more grippy, which is not only useful when you’re just holding it, but can also come in handy when taking photos or videos as it provides a more stable grip.

For those who are concerned about whether or not the case can be used with a screen protector, not to worry as the case itself comes with its own screen protector so you don’t need to apply one yourself.

Waterproof and shockproof

Now one of the main selling points of the Ghostek Nautical Slim for the iPhone 15 Pro Max is its waterproof design. The company has designed the case to ensure that no water can get in, which includes the phone’s USB-C charging port. This is thanks to a little rubber seal that covers the port to ensure no water ingress, but at the same time gives users the option to remove it if they need to charge their phones.

One thing to note is that if you are planning to use it for diving, that might not be possible. Ghostek rates their case as being waterproof up to 6 feet underwater, which we suppose is more than enough for pool photos, but anything more might be pushing it.

On top of being waterproof up to 6 feet underwater, the Nautilus Slim is also shock and drop proof from heights of up to 12 feet. The case features raised edges along its sides so that even if your phone were to fall flat on its screen, the raised edges will help absorb and prevent damage to your phone’s display.

The company has also thoughtfully included protection for the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s cameras with a raised design that helps keep the lens away from surfaces as much as possible without impacting your photo or video quality. Considering how expensive repairing the iPhone’s cameras are, this is a crucial feature to have and we’re glad Ghostek has thought about it.

MagSafe compatible

Another issue with some rugged cases is that in order to offer the best protection, some accessory makers make their cases too thick which can impact functions like wireless charging. Thankfully, if you’re looking for a third-party MagSafe iPhone case, the Ghostek Nautilus Slim won’t fail you in that regard.

The case is MagSafe compatible which means that you’ll be able to use MagSafe chargers with the case on your phone, as well as any other MagSafe/magnet related accessories.

Pricing & availability

All in all, the Ghostek Nautilus Slim for iPhone 15 Pro Max is a great alternative to official Apple iPhone cases. With a price of $39.98, it is also cheaper than what Apple has to offer, plus it offers a greater degree of protection from drops, shock, and water.

Also, the MagSafe compatibility and sleek design is pretty much everything you could ask for in an iPhone 15 Pro Max case, so if you’re interested in getting one for yourself, you can head on over to Ghostek’s website or Amazon to place your order.

Ghostek Nautical Slim iPhone 15 Pro Max Waterproof Case - Built-in Screen...
  • Rugged Waterproof iPhone 15 Pro Max Case - Great for Underwater Photography and Videos
  • Supports Magnetic MagSafe Accessories, Face ID, and Wireless Charging Compatible

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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