Ever since high tech gadgets came into being, rainfall has become much of a bane than boon. Whatever positive effects it may have on environment, agriculture and what not, the tech enthusiasts only dread the downpour because no matter how much advanced the smartphones and cameras we carry are, they are just a little rain away from being completely useless. Here we are therefore to discuss about some of the best waterproof gadgets available in the market.
The makers have also regarded this problem as a crucial one and as a result of it; we are seeing new waterproof products being launched in the market by day. Let’s take a look at some of the best waterproof gadgets that apart from having breath-taking features, also boast of water resistance, allowing us to stay connected even in the shower.
Samsung Gear 2: Priced at around INR21,500, Gear 2 comes with 1.63 inch Super AMOLED, accelerometer, gyroscope, heart-rate monitor and Bluetooth. Unlike its predecessor it also comes with a camera.
Samsung Gear 2 is a wearable watch that primarily acts as a notification center for your Samsung smartphone and allows you to control the phone to a great extent. It is IP67-certified for water and dirt resistance making it safe to be worn in any heavy downpour. It has therefore topped the list of the best waterproof gadets.
Phillips SHQ3000/98: These are wired headphones with 20 megawatt of maximum power input and 9mm headphone driver units. It is priced at about INR1,999.
Phillips made these earphones from waterproof material because they wanted to give fitness enthusiasts a device that does not get spoiled by excessive sweating and is easy to clean. What we get as a result is a device that can also be used to listen to your favorite tracks in shower as well as in rain.
Nikon Coolpix AW110: The device boosts of 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, 3 inch OLED monitor with anti-reflection coating, 16MP camera, full HD recording, 35mm equivalent focal length and 21MB of inbuilt memory. All this comes at a price of around INR16, 950.
The Coolpix AW110 is adept at handling any intensity of rainfall. Apart from being waterproof, the camera is shockproof and freeze-proof as well. It can be used for clicking pictures and recording HD videos as deep as 59 feet under water and in places as cold as -10 degree Celsius. This camera from Nikon has therefore handsomely made a place in the list of the best waterproof gadgets.
Panasonic Toughbook CF31: It comes with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5-540M processor with Windows 7 Professional installed. The device has 4GB RAM, 250GB of storage space, 13.1inch screen and AMD Mobility Radeon 5650 graphics card. It weighs about 4kg and is IP65-certified and can withstand 5.8 inch per hour of rain. The Toughbook comes at a price of about INR2,30,000.
As the name suggests, this laptop is for those who want an extremely rugged and durable device without compromising on the standard features of an ordinary computing machine. It’s pretty much splash-proof and waterproof and can regarded as the one of the best waterproof gadgets.
Sony Xperia Z2 tablet and phone: The Xperia Z2 tablet comes with a 10.1 inch LCD screen, 8.1MP camera, quad-core 2.3 GHz processor, 3GB RAM and 16/32 GB of storage space. It comes at a price of about INR38,000.
Meanwhile the Xperia Z2 phone comes at around INR48,990 and boasts of 5.2 full-HD display, 20.7MP primary camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 2.3 GHz processor, 3GB RAM, scratch-resistant glass and Android v4.4 KitKat operating system.
Both the phone and the tablet are packed with features such as big and bright screens, increased power, fantastic touch and sturdy bodies. They are IP58-certified waterproof over one meter and 30minutes and can click phenomenal underwater pictures. In the race of the best waterproof gadgets, Sony currently stands as the clear leader with two significant waterproof devices.