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  # 946571 6-Dec-2013 13:21
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Got the idea from another forum, where they were discussing how to use their smart phone in the shower.


Dont want to know what forums youre visiting where people want to be doing that..... ;)





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  # 946572 6-Dec-2013 13:23
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KiwiNZ: here is one example

http://www.burnsco.co.nz/ProductDetail?CategoryId=233&ProductId=7847&Colour=0000000706

edit: and another

http://www.burnsco.co.nz/ProductDetail?CategoryId=233&ProductId=7899&Colour=0000001040


Great, theyre waterproof...but do they float with the weight of an iPad/iPhone in them ? :)


I've often seen those bags and thought, what's the point if they don't float??

I bet people buy them thinking they have done enough to protect their phone, which they will, but a working phone isn't much use at the bottom of the sea.


These devices can get wet on a boat without being dropped into the ocean, e.g salt spray.

When I dropped my phone it floated.




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  # 946577 6-Dec-2013 13:40
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jaymz: 

Got the idea from another forum, where they were discussing how to use their smart phone in the shower.


Dont want to know what forums youre visiting where people want to be doing that..... ;)



Haha yeah, the conversation started in the gutter and ended in the sewer on that forum. however that tends to be the norm in their chat box!!

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  # 946590 6-Dec-2013 14:03
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If you want a cheaper device look for a Galaxy Xcover 2
It's IP67

There is a video on the net showing it playing a video in a fish tank for >30 mins
(plus surviving a 1.5m drop to concrete, and being put in a concrete mixer)


We got a few for work @ $500





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  # 946596 6-Dec-2013 14:11
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If you want a phone then Z1, tablet Xperia Z tablet. They are the best waterproof/resistant phone and tablet available on the market.




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  # 946607 6-Dec-2013 14:31
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JonnyCam: If you want a cheaper device look for a Galaxy Xcover 2
It's IP67

There is a video on the net showing it playing a video in a fish tank for >30 mins
(plus surviving a 1.5m drop to concrete, and being put in a concrete mixer)


We got a few for work @ $500






But I haven't got a concrete mixer?!




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  # 946618 6-Dec-2013 14:56
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Don't think any one has explained this so far but...   all modern cellphones and tablets touchscreens use a captivate display, and because water conducts electricity, it will interfere with the screen as it detects it as a finger press. So there are a few that will be water resistant, but as previous posters have said, you won't have any luck using them while wet.

You might be able to find water resistant Chinese brand tablet with a resistive display that will work with wet hands, but it won't be a very fun tablet to use.

You should just keep a towel by the device, to quickly dry your hands.

That or find a waterproof bluetooth controller that will let you skip and change volumes with buttons/dials

 
 
 
 


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  # 947586 8-Dec-2013 18:24
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I have a Sony Xperia Active (St17a). I can use the screen underwater, in the rain, in the shower, with dusty fingers and sloppy baking mix all over my hands, etc. All the newer Sony water IP67 phones appear to work the same. Reviewers usually try them out so you should be able to find reviews for them. Also there are a lot of videos on YouTube to show the capabilities.

The only problem I've found was from throwing it across the kitchen into real hot dishwashing water. The water got into the speaker and I only heard buzz and crackle for a month or so. It's back to normal now, probably because it has been underwater several times since.

My Motorola Defy+ doesn't mind the water either but it can't be used while there is water on the screen.



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  # 947589 8-Dec-2013 18:31
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Hammerer: I have a Sony Xperia Active (St17a). I can use the screen underwater, in the rain, in the shower, with dusty fingers and sloppy baking mix all over my hands, etc. All the newer Sony water IP67 phones appear to work the same. Reviewers usually try them out so you should be able to find reviews for them. Also there are a lot of videos on YouTube to show the capabilities.

The only problem I've found was from throwing it across the kitchen into real hot dishwashing water. The water got into the speaker and I only heard buzz and crackle for a month or so. It's back to normal now, probably because it has been underwater several times since.

My Motorola Defy+ doesn't mind the water either but it can't be used while there is water on the screen.

Its good to hear that they still work when the screen is wet, this is what I was hoping to find out. On the other hand, I don't want to be reincarnated as one of your phones!




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  # 947623 8-Dec-2013 20:11
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Be careful in sunshine with Ziplock bags, otterboxes, etc. You'll cook your device if theyre left in direct sunlight.
"Marine" cases etc tend to be contructed of heavier grade materials making them more robust (and expensive) than a ziplock. But a ziplock is fine for a fone in your pocket on your bike ride.

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  # 947626 8-Dec-2013 20:19
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Hammerer: I have a Sony Xperia Active (St17a). I can use the screen underwater, in the rain, in the shower, with dusty fingers and sloppy baking mix all over my hands, etc. All the newer Sony water IP67 phones appear to work the same. Reviewers usually try them out so you should be able to find reviews for them. Also there are a lot of videos on YouTube to show the capabilities.

The only problem I've found was from throwing it across the kitchen into real hot dishwashing water. The water got into the speaker and I only heard buzz and crackle for a month or so. It's back to normal now, probably because it has been underwater several times since.

My Motorola Defy+ doesn't mind the water either but it can't be used while there is water on the screen.

Its good to hear that they still work when the screen is wet, this is what I was hoping to find out. On the other hand, I don't want to be reincarnated as one of your phones!


It's so funny when people see the phone go into the water. :D It's also rather useful being able to use it in the rain. Last week we had kids bobbing for apples so I put the phone in the bottom of the bucket and got some good shots to go with the video I filmed out of the water.

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