Items tagged with waterproof

A few months ago, Samsung released its most-recent flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. In our hands-on review of the Galaxy S5, we were so impressed with the phone that we gave it our Editor’s Choice award. The Galaxy S5 was designed with an active lifestyle in mind as is evidenced by various features including the built-in heart rate monitor and protective shell which is IP67 rated for dust and liquid resistance. For active users who want even more health-related options than the Galaxy S5 offers, Sprint is now offering the Galaxy S5 Sport. Exclusive to Sprint, the Galaxy S5 Sport was developed... Read more...
Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes when you realize you’ve destroyed your coveted smartphone. Other than monthly device insurance costs, an option is to consider a waterproof or resistant smartphone, like Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active or the Galaxy S 5, which is what we’re looking at... Read more...
Life is full of accidents and mishaps. Unfortunately, our favorite electronic devices often pay the price for our clumsiness. If you’ve ever jumped in the pool, forgetting your smartphone was in your pocket or accidentally dropped your phone in the toilet, you know all too well the feeling of frustration and disappointment that comes when you realize you’ve destroyed your coveted smartphone. Of course, there are a number of options to help protect your phone from water damage. Insurance that covers water damage and theft is a good option for some but it can get expensive and you’ll... Read more...
Toshiba launched its new waterproof CAMILEO BW10 camcorder. This pocket-sized HD camcorder offers full 1080p HD recording capabilities with a 10x digital zoom and is waterproof up to six and a half feet under water. Other features include a 2-inch LCD screen and a lightweight design that weighs just 3.5 ounces. The camcorder is also capable of capturing 5 megapixel still images. The CAMILEO BW10 features a rubberized coating and is available in silver and yellow. Toshiba Unveils Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder Compact Camcorder Can Withstand Water, Dirt, Snow and More While Delivering... Read more...
We recently covered a waterproof keyboard, which is just fine by itself, but the real mess-maker needs a full complement of waterproof accessories. Wouldn't want that coffee spill to not injure your keyboard, but totally ruin your mousepad, right? Sharkoon, an off-the-wall accessory maker, has just introduced their newest mousing pad, and it's two things primarily: cheap, and waterproof.What's interesting is that you could argue that any hard-surfaced mousepad was "waterproof," as you can simply wipe away the beads of water and continue on. Well, as long as no liquid got up under your trackball... Read more...
Now, this is interesting. Not the keyboard...well, yes, the keyboard as well, but we're primarily talking about the name of this company. Econo-Keys has just issued its newest keyboard, one that is said to be "waterproof." Maybe we're crazy, but wouldn't you only expect stripped-down keyboards from a company called Econo-Keys? The world is a crazy place, we tell ya!The EKB-97-TP not only has a name you'll never remember, but it's definitely one of the most rugged and outdoor-ready ones that we have ever seen. It's a sealed design that keeps water out, yet it's still slim enough to be carried about... Read more...
If you can dish it, the Pentax Optio W90 digicam can probably take it. In fact, there's not much this rugged eleventh-gen Optio can't take, including water, shock, and extremely low temps.According to Pentax, you can submerge the W90 in up to 20 feet of water, making it a suitable option for snorkeling and pool parties alike. It's also shockproof up to 4 feet, and able to withstand sub-freezing temps in case you find yourself chasing the abominable snowman, banished to Siberia, or living in Michigan.Outside of its rugged design, the Optio W90 also boasts a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch LCD screen... Read more...
We still haven't quite figured out Japan's fascination with flip phones with huge, long displays, but there's no denying that the technology within them is second to none. This past week, Fujitsu--who makes an awful lot of phones for the Asia-Pacific market--announced a wild new flip phone with not one, but two killer features that really set it apart. The DoCoMo SMART Series F-03B looks like you're average Japanese flip phone at first glance, but it's actually far more sophisticated than one might imagine. Aside from handling text messages and typical phone calls, it also has a wicked camera.... Read more...
Earlier this year, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Canon announced rugged cameras that could withstand drops, water, and much more. When these models were announced, we couldn't help but notice that Casio was absent from the list, especially since the company has its own G-SHOCK brand that already offers shock-resistant timepieces and a water-resistant mobile phone. Fast-forward a few months, and Casio is now ready to join other manufacturers in offering a shock-resistant, waterproof, and dustproof camera. In addition to being rugged, the new EX-G1 offers many of the same features you'd find on today's... Read more...
ioSafe is expanding its lineup of ioSafe Solo external USB hard drives with a new 2TB model for $399. Like other models in the line, the new drive is waterproof and fireproof. With the new drive, ioSafe hopes to provide both business and home users with an easy way to backup and protect against data loss. Additional details are available in the press release below. ioSafe Announces the Availability of the Two Terabyte ioSafe Solo - Fireproof and Waterproof USB External Hard Drive The ioSafe Solo, the world's first high capacity fireproof and waterproof external hard drive, now offers up to two... Read more...
If you’re the reason why wireless operators offer insurance for mobile phones, then Sonim's latest phone might be just what you need. Sonim claims the new XP3 Quest is the only mobile phone available today with an IP67 rating, meaning it is completely dust resistant and waterproof in depths of up to 3.3 feet. What’s even better, the phone can survive being dropped from up to 6.5 feet onto concrete, submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, and tolerates temperatures from -5 to +130 degrees. In addition, the XP3 Quest is capable of providing 1,500 hours of standby time and up to 18 hours of talk... Read more...
Pentax’s latest camera is ready to jump in the pool with you. The new Optio WS80 is a waterproof and dustproof model that features a 10 megapixel sensor and a 5x internal optical zoom lens. This palm-sized camera measures less than an inch thick. You’ll also find a 2.7 inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution on the Optio WS80. In addition to capturing still photos at depths up to five feet, the Optio WS80 can also record high resolution, HD video up to 720p at a full 30 frames per second. Other features include Fast Face Detection that can see up to 32 faces in as little as 0.03 of a second, Smile... Read more...
PENTAX introduced its most shock and waterproof digital compact camera yet. The new Optio W80 can withstand impact from a fall of 3.3 feet as well as depths of up to 16 feet under water. PENTAX also says the camera can capture underwater photos and videos for up to two hours. In addition to this JIS Class 8 waterproof rating, the camera provides JIS Class 6 dustproof and coldproof performance, withstanding temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius).The Optio W80 features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD with an anti-reflective coating and approximately 230,000 dots,... Read more...