Water Proof

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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Portable waterproof Viera Tv gets upgrades

Portable waterproof Viera Tv gets upgrades

You would think a mini 5-inch TV with waterproof feature has no use in your neck of wood, it does has its marketing value around the pool, outdoor and suitable for housewives like to spend time watching soup opera in the kitchen or bathtub. Apparently the Panasonic in Japan thought so, they have announced new models with upgrades to its IPX6/7 portable 5-inch Viera displays with better contrast, reception and improve power efficiency.

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Sanyo Xacti 2009 camcorder range unveiled: 1080p 60fps HDX-2000

Sanyo Xacti 2009 camcorder range unveiled: 1080p 60fps HDX-2000

Sanyo have taken the wraps off of their 2009 line-up of Xacti camcorders, including an update to the company's popular pistol-grip full-HD HDX range.  The new Sanyo Xacti HDX-2000, shown here in gold and black, is capable of full HD 1080p recording at 60fps together with 8-megapixel stills (interpolated up to 12-megapixel) that can be taken simultaneously.  Sanyo have also introduced a traditional camcorder form-factor version, the Xacti DMX-FH11, which has an integrated 8GB of flash memory.  Both models have microSD slots.

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Fujitsu F-01A mobile phone enables fingerprint sensor security

We reported the feature-rich Fujitsu F-01A with its waterproof functionality not too long ago, but few details were revealed on the supposingly a breakthrough security feature utilizing fingerprint biometrics. The cat is out of the bag today; the manufacturer has spilled out the technology behind the fingerprint mobile phones.

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Olympus STYLUS TOUGH cameras almost ready to rumble

Olympus STYLUS TOUGH cameras almost ready to rumble

Olympus is readying two more cameras for the gauntlet - the STYLUS TOUGH-8000 and STYLUS TOUGH-6000.  In case you haven't noticed, these cameras are supposed to be really tough.

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Focal rolls out new waterproof AquaTune series iPod active speakers

Focal rolls out new waterproof AquaTune series iPod active speakers

The iPod waterproof armor expert, Focal Corp, has updated its AquaTune series iPod waterproof active speaker with AquadTune nano 4G and AquaTune v2. Both the Aquatunes maintained the seamlessly clear polycarbonate enclosure and are O-ring sealed to withstand water resistant of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes (IP67 certified).

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Olympus tough cameras now allow you to freeze, drown and drop your camera without worry

Olympus tough cameras now allow you to freeze, drown and drop your camera without worry

Olympus has announced they will be introducing the next round of rugged cameras in January under the brand “TOUGH.”  These cameras are designed to take amazing photos in the most extreme outdoor conditions no matter where you are you what you are doing.

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Haier ibiza Rhapsody Sport: 8GB, WiFi & water-resistant

Haier ibiza Rhapsody Sport: 8GB, WiFi & water-resistant

Haier have updated their ibiza Rhapsody PMP with a new, semi-rugged Sport version.  The audio and video capable PMP now comes with 4GB or 8GB of skip-proof flash storage, while still offering the WiFi, 2.5-inch color display and questionable styling of its 30GB HDD predecessor.  It can also connect to Rhapsody To Go, the music download service, to access new tracks.

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Sonim Technologies Teams up Land Rover, unveils rugged Mobile Phones

Mobile phone makers are known to partner up with devoted designers for fashionista. Sonim technologies looks to change the trend, focuses in alternate lifestyle audiences by bringing in all-terrain automaker Land Rover, co-branding rugged and eco-friendly mobile phones for outdoor adventurers.

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Elecom Class-6 SDHC is waterproof

We’ve seen plenty of flash storage based electronics devices with waterproof feature, hardly the storage itself. The Japanese looks to break the trend with the introduction of waterproof SDHC memory cards. A SDHC card is more likely to float if it’s accidentally dropped in the water but the Elecom-made SDHC is more than H20-friendly; as a IPX7 compliant device, it will withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

Besides waterproof; the Elecom is Class-6 standard, meaning it offers real-time recording directly to the card with a guaranteed minimum write speed of 6MB/sec and a data transfer rate of up to 15MB/sec.

Elecom waterproof SDHC is available in 4GB and 8GB capacity. Mum’s the word on pricing information but it is slated to ship in December.

Sonim XP3 cellphone takes rugged to another level

Sonim XP3 cellphone takes rugged to another level

Sonim have announced the follow-up to their XP1 rugged cellphone, which comes in the shape of the chunky XP3.  Despite Sonim's enthusiastic claims to the XP1's invulnerability, the XP3 is apparently even more shock and drop resistant; it's also waterproof, and can survive being fully submersed for 30 minutes within one meter of water.

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Fujitsu put IPx7 Waterproof high end cell phone to test

Forget the cheesy weather proof feature or having a pelican case for your cell phone. The Futjisu F-01A goes beyond Slashproof, offers feature-rich handset with IPx5 and IPx7 waterproof protection. The F-01A is no ordinary cell phone with few O-rings; it’s a fully loaded “docomo PRIME series” mobile phones with GSM, GPS, Bluetooth, fingerprint sensor, and has a 5.2MP CMOS sensor for still image capture which also sports a 3.5-inch TFT LCD with ultra wide 854×480 resolution screen.

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