Sony is being hit with a class action lawsuit over some devices that were claimed to be waterproof. The devices in question were actually water resistant, which means that even taking them into the pool could cause water intrusion. Just because it can survive under a few feet of water doesn’t mean ... Read More »
Many companies making their devices weatherproof these days, like Apple making the iPhone IP67-rated and Samsung making the new Galaxies are IP68-rated, it’s almost a feature consumers expect these days. It’s great not having to worry that a small dunk in water won’t ruin your expensive smartphone.
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Alcatel OneTouch has seriously impressed us lately with this year’s mobile device releases, with their unlocked budget Idol 3 variants receiving great reviews. Alcatel OneTouch have figured out how to make budget devices sing and compete in some arenas with current generation flagships. ... Read More »
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Bluetooth speakers today are a dime a dozen, and submersible speakers are no different. Remember all of those waterproof speakers shown off in the Sharper Image and in-plane catalogs? But like with speakers in general, finding a good submersible speaker isn’t easy. So how does the NYNE Aqua, a submersible speaker that isn’t exactly cheap, ... Read More »
As the mid and low-ends of the smartphone market become saturated with well-performing, well-designed and impressively affordable handsets, manufacturers are going to need something to set their products apart from the competition. Sony is taking the durability route with the mid-range, waterproof Xperia M2 Aqua.
Coming with a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, Adreno ... Read More »
Water resistance is a feature that’s spreading to many devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, but it’s one that Sony’s Xperia products have featured for some time. According to the level of resistance to water of these devices, they can survive underwater for half an hour at a time. In the case ... Read More »
Sony has asked retailers to halt sales of the Xperia Tablet S due to a manufacturing defect which compromises the tablet’s resistance to liquids. According to Sony’s press release, the device’s “splash-proof” performance has been compromised by a manufacturing defect which created a gap in the rear display panel. For now, Sony is not ... Read More »
Last night at CES Unveiled, Fujitsu was showing off their Arrows Tab LTE F-01D that is currently available in Japan on NTT Docomo. It appears to be a pretty bland Android tablet, but the Arrows Tab does possess one special feature: the ability to be dunked underwater. Check out the video below to ... Read More »
The rugged market is an interesting one. The durability of rugged devices is definitely impressive and cool, but the fact is most tend to skip these devices. While some of us butter-fingered users could take advantage of a rugged device, we tend to believe it’s overkill.
Rugged devices often lack specs and aesthetics and ... Read More »