Water Proof

Sony BRAVIA XDV-W600 LCD TV is waterproof

Sony BRAVIA XDV-W600 LCD TV is waterproof

If you find yourself wishing your TV was smaller, you might find the answer to your dreams in the Sony BRAVIA XDV-W600 LCD TV. This 4-inch LCD screen was announced yesterday for the Japanese market and here's the kicker: it's waterproof.

This portable TV can be near water without incident. It has an IPX7 and IPX6 waterproof rating, which means it can be submerged for 30 minutes at a depth of 3.3 feet. A device that can last in the water for a second is a good deal to me!

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Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 goes for an antique look

Casio G-Shock G8100A-5 goes for an antique look

Just because you love the latest gadgets doesn’t mean you have to forfeit more traditional designs. And if you love antiques, you can still get that priceless look from modern tech. Case in point, the Casio G-Shock G8100A-5. This wrist watch is made from bronze-colored aluminum and has a perforated resin band, giving it a rustic appeal. Some may define it as “steampunk” but I wouldn’t quite agree with that. For me, steampunk requires gears, mechanisms, steam and other Victorian tech. Just because something looks old, doesn’t mean it’s steampunk. But I digress.

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Amphibx waterproof armband brings iPod underwater

Amphibx waterproof armband brings iPod underwater

If you feel like rocking out to some tunes while going for your daily swim, now you can with the H2OAudio Amphibx Waterproof Armband. It's large enough for many different types of MP3 players, including the iPod and iPhone, and the arm strap keeps this case from floating away.

 
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PROVIEW launch splash-proof LCD TV

PROVIEW launch splash-proof LCD TV

After yesterday's TV ideal for your kitchen, today we continue our quest to put LCD screens around your home with a water-resistant set for the bathroom. Unlike that Westinghouse HDTV, though, the PROVIEW PA-15BA7 is standard definition. With a 15-inch screen, 450:1 contrast ratio and 120 degree x 100 degree viewing angle, it's not setting out to blow away your home cinema setup, but thanks to a waterproof remote and slash-resistant casing it's a lot happier mounted above the bath.

Waterproof Scuba MP3 Player

Waterproof Scuba MP3 Player

This unit has an iRiver iFP-380T MP3 player at its core then adds in a waterproof case for that as well as a waterproof amp and set of underwater headphones to complete the underwater aural excursion. The headphones come with clips that allow them to attach the strap on your goggles.

SoakTV is a waterproof wireless TV

SoakTV is a waterproof wireless TV

I’ve heard tale of those people who are so addicted to TV they have one in every room, including the bathroom, and I’m glad I’m not one of them. I’ve never had a show that was so important to me I couldn’t miss a second of it or wait until a rerun to catch what I missed. But for those of you who need to take it a step further and place your TV within the bathtub/shower itself there is the SoakTV.

Waterbuoy keeps your stuff from sinking

Waterbuoy keeps your stuff from sinking

This is nothing like the foam floaters that your local boat and/or bait shop used to pass out, no; this thing can keep up to a full kilogram afloat instead of the measly one or two keys of the foam key chains. At a full kilogram, you could almost use this thing to catch fish depending on how big they were.

SeaLife ECOshot is useable anywhere

SeaLife ECOshot is useable anywhere

This new digi cam from SeaLife isn’t just for underwater use, it will work on land as well and is good for up to a six foot drop. It has a 6MP CMOS sensor and rubberized grips which helps all the way around.

CES 2008: Underwater Technology Center’s UDI allows text messaging underwater

CES 2008: Underwater Technology Center’s UDI allows text messaging underwater

This nifty little arm mounted SMS device could be the thing that saves your life if you find yourself caught underwater with a lack of Oxygen or coming up too fast. Also, when it’s not being used to bring those capable to your rescue, you can just use it communicate with the rest of your team or with those on the ship you dropped in from.

Waterproof phones could become common practice thanks to P2i’s Ion Mask

Waterproof phones could become common practice thanks to P2i’s Ion Mask

So P2i has taken the technology the British defense department has been using to repel chemicals and gases from their soldiers uniforms and applied it to cell-phones to repel water from the high tech gadgets. Generally you had to add some size and girth to a mobile device to offer up waterproofing, whether it be from a special water-tight case or due to the seals being built into the actual phone itself.

Liquid Image underwater camera built into goggles

Liquid Image underwater camera built into goggles

So these underwater goggles have a digital camera built in. When they release in January at CES, you’ll have your choice of 3.1 or 5 megapixels.

TearDrop speaker allows you to take your iPod with into the shower

TearDrop speaker allows you to take your iPod with into the shower

I suppose you could use it just about anywhere it might get wet, but won’t get submerged. You can fit any small MP3 player in it, as long as its smaller than 2.55x4.17x.78 inches in size.

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