Water Proof

Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7762 outdoor draft-n access point

Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 7762 outdoor draft-n access point

Ruckus Wireless have announced a new outdoor access point, which the company claims is the "world's first and only outdoor dual-band 802.11n with dynamic beam forming."  The ZoneFlex 7762 supports WiFi draft-n along with concurrent dualband 2.4/5GHz and up to sixteen simultaneous SSIDs, inside a heated weatherproof casing.

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network.  The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors.

 

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Liquid Image UDCM310 diving mask camera revealed

Liquid Image UDCM310 diving mask camera revealed

Liquid Image revealed their latest interesting gadget today in the UDCM310, which is a diving mask meant for underwater adventurers. Only this mask has something extra: a still and video camera built-in for your convenience.

Super Talent Pico Mini memory sticks: up to 16GB of waterproof storage

Super Talent Pico Mini memory sticks: up to 16GB of waterproof storage

Do you have room in your heart for another tiny memory stick?  Super Talent hope so, hence their latest Pico Mini thumb-drives.  Offering 2GB to 16GB of storage with a USB 2.0 interface and up to 200x transfer speeds, the drives are also waterproof. 

 

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Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is floating entertainment

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is floating entertainment

Who doesn't like a little bit of entertainment when lounging in the pool? But it can be difficult to bring out speakers and audio equipment for fear of it being damaged by the water. Luckily, there's the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker to solve all your music and pool-related problems. 

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Garmin Oregon 550 & 550t GPS with 3.2MP camera

Garmin Oregon 550 & 550t GPS with 3.2MP camera

Garmin have announced their latest personal navigators, the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t, each of which includes a 3.2-megapixel digital camera for taking geotagged photos.  Fronted by a 3-inch touchscreen, the two new Oregon units have 3-axis compasses, waterproof casings and are powered by two AA batteries (with a pair of precharged NiMH batteries and charger provided, good for up to 16hrs runtime).

 

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Motion J3400 rugged test videos: drops, water & dust

Motion J3400 rugged test videos: drops, water & dust

Any rubber-clad gadget can claim to be rugged, but it takes some preparation to put your shiny new product through MIL-STD-810F ruggedization testing.  It's tough when it's a cellphone; making an entire Tablet PC stand up to the same drops, dust, water and more is quite the challenge.  Still, that's what Motion did with their new J3400 rugged slate, and they've released some of the videos of the testing it endured.

Videos after the cut

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Sony Ericsson MS500 Bluetooth splashproof speaker

Sony Ericsson MS500 Bluetooth splashproof speaker

Sony Ericsson have announced a portable Bluetooth speaker that, thanks to a splash-proof casing, is suitable for outdoor use.  The Sony Ericsson MS500 measures 113 x 83 x45 mm and runs for up to 5hrs on two AA batteries; it uses the Bluetooth A2DP profile for stereo streaming from a cellphone or PMP, and the AVRCP for remote control.

 

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Stealth Model TT-840 rugged touchscreen

Stealth Model TT-840 rugged touchscreen

Stealth Computer have hosed down their latest rugged, environmentally sealed LCD monitor, the Stealth Model TT-840, an 8.4-inch sunlight readable water-tight display.  And, given you probably don't want to be flicking a mouse across the deck of your boat or on your oil rig, it's a touchscreen too.

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GE G3WP waterproof 12.2MP camera

GE G3WP waterproof 12.2MP camera

PMA isn't all about hulking DSLRs; there are point-and-shoot offerings too.  One such example is this, the GE G3WP, a 12.2-megapixel snapper whose party trick is being waterproof to depths of 10 feet.

 

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AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW: water, frost & shock-proof

AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW: water, frost & shock-proof

While the poster-kids of PMA might be expensive DSLRs, there's plenty of budget fun to be had too.  AgfaPhoto believe they've a good example of that latter category, with the point-and-shoot waterproof, frostproof and drop-resistant AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 830UW.  

 

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Canon intros WP-V1 underwater housing for upcoming Vixia Camcorders

Canon intros WP-V1 underwater housing for upcoming Vixia Camcorders

Divers seek out occasional videos or pictures of underwater sea life and adventure, now have more affordable options with Canon’s waterproof case tailored for its upcoming Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 Full HD Flash Memory Camcorders.

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