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.
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.
If I'm in the bathroom and using the mirror it's probably because I'm shaving, in which case for my own safety it's really far better that I see myself rather than catching up on the breakfast news; however, smarthome designers simply love their mirror-finish TVs and so I suppose I should resign myself to aspirationally wanting one. Latest on the block is the Luxurite Wireless Waterproof TV, which apparently is the first to combine a mirror-effect finish and fully water-resistant chassis.
Just this morning someone asked me if I wanted a waterproof bag for my MP3 player, I said no, that I had no use for it, they asked me if I ever took my Touch in the shower with me, and I laughed and said no. I really didn’t think that people actually had any interest in taking their music in the water with them.
Apparently they do though, as the NU Dolphin is 1GB worth of MP3 player and is made to go underwater with you. A charge will last you 8 hours of underwater goodness.
JVC has been showing off its new XA-AW33 floating audio player at CEATEC 2007. Just imagine one of those floating chlorine tablet things, but sealed off and with media controls on the top and you pretty much have got a good image what this thing looks like.
There is some sort of special speaker in this thing from NXT which is a UK tech company. I can’t see a speaker on top, or on the bottom, so I am going to assume it is the gap that makes a ring around the devices top half.
You can’t quite take it in the pool with you, but leaving it setting on the edge you should be fine. There is obviously a LCD screen on the device, it also plays DVDs.
The device will also read MP3s and MPEG4s off of discs. On top of that there is a SD card slot that will play the same formats from it.