Its that time of the year again when the rain drops come splashing across your roof-tops and all you wanna do is drench yourself in the first drops of rain like a carefree soul but alas! your worst gadgets nightmares come haunting and makes you stop dead in your tracks.So in this issue of Techyard,I present you with a list of gadgets that will help you beat the monsoon albeit enjoy the rain at the same time!
The Diluvio Underwater Loudspeaker range from the stable of Clark Synthesis is the world’s only full frequency,full-fidelity underwater speaker.If you’re a music enthusiast and like to groove to some music while you’re taking a dive at your swimming pool,this underwater loudspeaker is perfectly suitable for your needs.In addition,you can use this for your pool parties!
Continuous Power Handling 135 watts
Impedance: 4 ohms
Overload Protection: Polyswitch
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 17kHz
Electrical Connection: 100ft.-Underwater, 16-2 Wire
Dimensions: 8” (20.3cm) Dia. x 4.5” (11.5 cm) Deep
Recommended Amplification: 125-150 W at 4 Ohms
HiNation HighLite:A Water-Resistant Solar Charger With Built-In Light
The HiNation solar panel is yet another solar charger for gadget-toting campers, but this one comes with a clever difference: it has a built-in lantern, meaning one less thing to carry when you hike or bike out into the countryside.
It’s also designed for on-the-go use, offering a good compromise between weight and capacity, while being tough enough to survive the outdoors.
In good sunlight, 10 hours of charging will give 20 hours of light or charge three to seven cellphones from empty to full. It can be hung up, clipped to a bag or even floated on water (it’s splashproof, not waterproof, so don’t dunk it). Charging is done via USB. And all this comes in a neat package that weighs just 430 grams (less than a pound).
Sony Xperia Acro S
The Xperia Acro S from Sony singles itself out as the Android phone of choice for scuba divers, sailing enthusiasts or even just anyone who spends a lot of time at the beach. With the onset of monsoons,most users are faced with the obvious flaw of traditional touch screen designs- the screen becomes unusable when it is wet, let alone held under water. Some new models offer you waterproofing technology which may give you peace of mind but only for those occasions when you fall into a pool with your phone in your pocket, but will not help you too much if you actually wished to use your phone under water.
The Xperia Acro maintains the same level of responsiveness and accuracy when the screen is wet, or held under water, as it does in its normal dry state thanks to its unique “wet finger tracking”. Because of this, not only can you jump into a pool with your phone without worrying about it becoming damaged, but you can also play a bit of Angry Birds while you are at it – without the need to get out and wipe your phone down with a towel.
The Xperia Acro is a global counterpart to the Japanese-only Acro HD, and aside from its rugged and water resistant features is a pretty impressive smartphone – with a similar level of features and hardware power as the Xperia S. It boasts a 1.5GHz dual core processor running the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a powerful battery, 4.3 inch HD Reality Display with Bravia technology, and an impressive 12 megapixel camera with HD video recording.
Sony HDR-GW77V Waterproof Camcorder
Released in May this year,the Sony HDR-GW77V Waterproof-Camcorder,code-named ‘Sony 77V” is a camcorder that is built for ‘life on the go’,as the tag-line goes.Sony HDR-GW77V records in AVCHD,which comes as a pleasant surprise,for it is gnerally reserved for higher-end camcorders.And yes it supports full-1080p recording!
The most exciting feature of this camcorder is its ruggedness.It is designed to be completely waterproof (upto 16 feet)-which gives you the freedom to film underwater and that includes the touch-display functions.In addition,the camcorder has the ability to adapt White Balance underwater so that the colours look natural to your eyes.
Moreover,the Sony HDR-GW77V is equipped with shock-resistant technology and can survive a 5 feet drop!So,in case the camcorder slips from your wet hands you needn’t worry!
20.4 Megapixel BSI sensor
Waterproof (16 feet deep)
Shock-resistant (5 feet drop)
3″ 921k pixels touch screen display
3 Axis shake-cancellation
Built-in GPS and NAVTEQ maps
16GB of built-in storage. Expandable via SD/SDHC/Memory Stick
Pico-C 8GB Thumbdrive – World’s Smallest Waterproof Thumbdrive
And finally,in case you thought how wonderful it would be to have a pen-drive in your pocket and still enjoy the rain without a care in the world,this is just what you want-an 8GB Thumbdrive that fits in effortlessly in your pockets!
Super Talent Technology Corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California manufactured this amazing device.
Here are some accessories that will help you beat the rain drops and keep your gadgets safe without hampering your rain-dance! :p
1 – iOttie Waterproof Skin Case Cover
2 – Overboard Galaxy S3 Waterproof Case
3 – Aquapac Handheld Waterproof Case