I wanted to take my iPhone to the beach and listen to some tunes, but was worried about sand and water getting in all the cracks. So I put it in a ziplock sandwhich bag after putting the earplugs in, zipped it up and put a piece of tape around the wire. No problems at all. Could still type and use all controls. I would have hate to damage it, but would have hated to not use it too! Just a little FYI.