A waterproof iPod case manufactured by a local company, the SV Mini, gets a poor review from the Modesto Bee (12-27-04):
"The folks at San Diego--based H20 Audio have come out with a sealed waterproof housing that they claim will make your iPod mini a little more robust and weatherproof without a loss of access to the player's many functions...in the final analysis, the product didn't live up to its billing." The article goes on to say, "The SV Mini ($149.95) is made of rugged clear plastic. The iPod mini fits snugly inside."
H20 Audio claims the housing will keep an iPod mini dry down to ten feet of water. The reviewer who tested the unit says, "I tried the unit underwater, thanks to the hot tub at my local health club. I sat in warm water for about 20 minutes with the SV Mini unit holding the iPod mini submerged about half the time. I dried off and checked the iPod to see if it needed the same. Unfortunately, it did. The unit wasn't soaked by any means, but there were three or four large drops' worth of water on the Apple unit. My verdict...waterproof at minimal depths for a very short period of time: not."