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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 03:57 PM

 

Is there any sort of IPad or Ipod that is 100% waterproof?for music and/or internet?

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for music internet or news?
or say just music if there is no way to have something waterproof?

say I would want to keep yapping while relaxing in the pool or whirlpool?

or having some music while swimming.

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Reply Is there any sort of IPad or Ipod that is 100% waterproof?for music and/or internet? (Original post)
graham4anything Dec 2012 OP
pkdu Dec 2012 #1
jberryhill Dec 2012 #6
blogslut Dec 2012 #2
rateyes Dec 2012 #3
jberryhill Dec 2012 #7
dballance Dec 2012 #4
jberryhill Dec 2012 #5
REP Dec 2012 #8
Stinky The Clown Dec 2012 #9

Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:01 PM

1. Waterproof ? No....waterproof case...yes...see otterbox.com

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Response to pkdu (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:40 PM

6. Otterbox hedges a little on that


I've used Otterboxes for iphone 3 and 5 devices. I am hell on phones.

Their top line is "water resistant" but not waterproof. Plus, their seals over openings wear out.

If you drop the device into water, pull it out quickly, and then remove the device from the case, you'll be fine. But I have been disappointed overall with the notion that they are reliably submersible for an extended period.

I use the bag type stuff for pools and beaches.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:05 PM

2. Here's a cheap hack

Pop that tablet inside a gallon-sized ziplock baggie.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:07 PM

3. yes

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:41 PM

7. Those look nice

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. I think I'd want to make sure the case company has a replacement

guarantee for my device in the event their case failed. Of course, filing a successful claim on such a guarantee will likely be impossible because they'll just say it was "user error" that caused the failure.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:32 PM

5. There are two solutions

1. These bags, and the feedthoughs work:

http://www.amazon.com/DryCASE-Water-Proof-iPhone-Smartphones-DC-13/dp/B002SXMO88/



A full range of them is here:

http://www.drycase.com/

They advantage of the "bag" types is that they are cheap, and don't become obsolete when you change or upgrade your device.

2. The other is device dependent. Drisuit has these for iPhone 4 devices:

http://www.mydrisuit.com/



Lastly, you really want to think about whether you want to listen to music when you are swimming. If you are snorkeling or at the beach, it's not a good idea to be unable to hear things like lifeguard whistles, approaching watercraft, etc. Likewise, in a pool, you still want to be able to hear distant thunder before the storm gets there.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:56 PM

8. Getting them wet voids the warranty

There's a way to tell if they've been gotten too wet, and it can't be reset.

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Response to graham4anything (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:04 PM

9. You might try asking in another forum where this is more appropriate

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