• XtreamP3 looks like a nice little waterproof MP3 player

    You might remember the SwiMP3, an MP3 player designed specifically for use when swimming. Handy if you swim a lot, but what if you just like to run or bike in rain and snow? You don’t really want to wear a swimming accessory while you’re running — unless you’re running to the pool, I guess, but let’s ignore that contingency for now. That’s why this… Read More

  • New case protects your iPhone from scratches, water and sand

    A Japanese company called Sanwa is selling a waterproof case [JP] (or a bag as they call it) that protects your iPhone from nasty stuff like scratches, water and sand. Sanwa says their 200-PDA016 is ideal for all users who can’t go hiking, to the beach or skiing without their iPhone. The case looks pretty robust, but the company promises that users will be able to do everything with… Read More

  • Review: Finis SwiMP3 – designed for swimmers!

    Memorial Day has come and gone, which means that aside from an abundance of family cookouts, many swimming pools have officially opened their doors for the summer swimming season. I love swimming, and I enjoy swimming laps for exercise. Unfortunately, it’s mind numbingly boring to swim back and forth. I’ve long wanted a waterproof MP3 player to liven up my swimming. Enter the… Read More

  • Sea & Sea MDX-Pro: Oh, it'll waterproof your Canon 5D Mark II all right

    Time to break out the expense account, ladies and gentlemen. This is the Sea & Sea MDX-PRO 5D Mark II. It’s a fancy waterproof cover for the Canon 5D Mark II. It costs ¥280,000, or just under $3,000. Yeah Read More

  • Another year, another round of Olympus cameras, one of which has 26x optical zoom

    Olympus has unveiled a bevy of new cameras, and they’re targeting just about the entire consumer and prosumer market, with offerings that will appeal to many people. Whether you need a camera that can survive a serious beating, or just want some fun shots in the pool, or an enormous zoom factor in a point-and-shoot camera, Olympus aims to please. Read More

  • Elecom's SDHC card is waterproof, dontcha know

    Need an SDHC card? Need one in 4GB or 8GB? Need one that’s waterproof? Unless you work for Magnum, my guess is “no,” but the option’s there, thanks to Elecom, if you want it. She’s out later this month, but the Japanese firm hasn’t revealed an asking price. Considering you can buy an 8GB SDHC card on Amazon for a little more than $20, Elecom’s new… Read More

  • Sony intros a super-cute, Japan-only and waterproof Bravia TV

    Sony Japan today added the XDV-W600 [JP], a mini TV (145×42×98mm, 302g) to their Bravia brand. The new device is waterproof and supports the Japanese digital TV standard One-Seg. The 4-inch LCD TV (16.7 million colors, 272×480 resolution) boasts an IPX7 and IPX6 waterproof rating, meaning that you can theoretically watch TV under water (at a depth of up to 1m) for around 30 minutes. After… Read More

  • Japanese company offers "green", inexpensive digital camera

    Tokyo-based Plaza Create started selling a recycable digital camera [JP, PDF] this weekend (Japan-only at this point). And considering its low price ($18), the camera doesn’t seem to be too bad. The so-called “Eco digi mode” measures 120×53×71mm (weight: 245g), is waterproof (up to 3m depth) and can be used for 50 pictures. After these are used up, the cameras can be… Read More

  • Pentax rolls out new waterproof digital camera in Japan

    Today Pentax announced [JP] the release of a new camera, the Optio W60, which will be available in Japan at the end of June. The W60 is the successor of the Optio W30 the company released in this country in February 2007. The new model can be used under water (up to 4 meters) for 120 minutes. It can handle temperatures of down to minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Pentax says the camera was… Read More

  • The Really Cool keyboard might actually be so

    This keyboard is a Really Cool keyboard, as in that’s its name. What’s so cool about it, you ask? It’s waterproof. Admit it, you’ve spilled coffee or soda on your keyboard before, rendering it sticky and useless, much like our own Peter Ha. It’s also quiet, unlike Peter, meaning you won’t disturb your fellow cubiclemates with your clickity-clack while… Read More

  • I don't get it: Ziplocking laptop bag for the shower

    I’m all about being productive, but the shower is not a place for browsing for porn. Or maybe I’m just old fashioned. This ziplock laptop bag allows you to do just that, or at least it’s supposed to, but I’m not going to try it with my MacBook. On the other hand, if you live in a wet climate, like I do in Seattle, then maybe this makes sense, though I’ve never had… Read More