The world of digital photography has a rugged outdoor subset, the action camera. In that photography niche resides many different models from a variety of makers both well-known and otherwise, perhaps the most popular offerings being the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam. That hasn't stopped other makers from hawking their own wares, among them being Veho, which has introduced its new K-series Muvi action cameras.
There is no shortage of devices on the market today to allow people to listen to music while they exercise. Many of these devices have FM tuners and the ability to play digital music tracks. A company called Fitness Technologies has announced a new wearable audio device that is waterproof and has AM radio capability.
At the same time as the push for the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition this afternoon comes the official unveiling of the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. This machine works with unlocked 4G LTE, GSM, UMPS, and HSPA+ and comes with a massive 6.4-inch display. Users will be working with the most "pure" version of Android 4.4 KitKat as well right out of the box.
Your iPhone 5s represents a hefty investment, regardless of whether it is spread across the length of a contract or was bought outright. As such, cases serve an obvious purpose, but getting one that plays well with the Touch ID has been an issue. The folks at LifeProof have tackled that issue, revealing a waterproof (and other things-proof) Touch ID-supported iPhone 5s case.
Researchers around the world are constantly working on projects that seem strange at first glance, but often have suppressing practical applications. A group of researchers in the US have been working on creating waterproof materials. One of the most waterproof materials in nature is the lotus leaf and a group of researchers in the US says that they have surpassed that material.
Pyle has unveiled a new audio player designed specifically for active users called the PSWP25. The audio player is available in multiple colors including black, blue, and green. No matter which color is chosen, the audio players all have the same functionality including 4 GB of integrated storage.
Suggesting the first iteration of the "Active" line of Android smartphones from Samsung was a healthy success, sources familiar with the matter have suggested the Galaxy Note 3 and next year's Galaxy S 5 will be getting Active iterations of their own. This would mean high-class waterproofing and dustproofing for the devices along with physical buttons and the ability to capture photos and videos in the drink. Release dates for these devices are still completely up in the air.
This week a hoax was dropped by the likes of some as-yet-unknown graphic designer who had a hankering for some iOS 7 trickery. The first joke in this series consisted of a series of images that suggested an upgrade to iOS 7 would include full waterproofing of whatever device you bumped to the new operating system. Needless to say, those that believed in the hoax were sorely disappointed when they found their iPhones dead as a doornail under water.