Fish Tech | Waterproof Gadgets 2012
Let’s face it! Weither you are a fisherman or not, its likely that at least one of your gadget’s fate has suffered from harsh weather conditions or just plain water submersion. Luckily, gadgets are evolving and weatherproofing is becoming common in many different phones, cameras and tablets. The holiday season is just around the corner, so here are a few gadgets that will survive nature’s fury.
Nope! The iPhone is not waterproof. However, a few cases offer true waterproof protection to Apple’s flagship phone. Lifeproof leads the pack with durable truly waterproof iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 cases. The company has also just released cases for the ipad too. A few other companies, like Otterbox have waterproof cases, but LifeProof reigns supreme. iPhone 4 cases are selling for about 60 bucks online.
Another great entry into the waterproof smart phone world is the Kyocera Hydro. This Android powered phone is available from Boost Mobile as a prepaid device. So, its easy to buy one of these online and get started right away. This is one of the few models that supports being fully submerged on water up to one meter. The Hydro is also super easy on the wallet, the phone costs just under 100 bucks.
ACS Alaska offers up the Motorola Defy for $99.99 with a two-year enslavement/contract. The Defy advocates its water resistance and durable build as its major selling points. Gorilla Glass protects the front from scratches and the entire device is shockproof and dustproof. This is a pretty standard smart phone and only supports android 2.1, which is a considerable disappointment to anyone who has used higher versions of the Android operating system.
Samsung Rugby Pro
AT&T has a popular line of durable phones developed by Samsung. The Rugby Pro is available for $99.99, with a two-year contract. Samsung has recently made a huge impact on the smart phone market with the Galaxy line of phones. The Rugby Pro delivers powerful specs balanced with military grade durability and water resistance. Of the phones mentioned above, this model is the best bang for the buck.
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