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Phonak Audéo Life hearing aids are first to be both rechargeable and waterproof

Phonak Audéo Life hearing aids are first to be both rechargeable and waterproof

The latest hearing aid from Phonak was revealed today with rechargeable batteries and waterproofing. The Phonak Audéo Life is called "the world's first rechargeable hearing aid that is waterproof, showerproof, and sweatproof." This is the latest device in the Phonak Paradise line of hearing aids which we've taken a peek at up close and personal in review format - before there was waterproofing, before there was a charging case like what comes with this new model.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 water resistance rating has a catch

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 water resistance rating has a catch

The very first Samsung foldable phone in 2019 looked like a marvel but easily caved in under pressure. Given its unique design, particularly its hinges, it wasn't exactly surprising to learn that the Galaxy Fold couldn't live up to its peers in terms of dust and water resistance. Since then, Samsung has worked hard to improve the durability of its foldable phones, inside and out. This year's generation will even be waterproof, according to the latest leak, but it still has one Achilles' heel common to all foldable phones.

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This iPhone survived a month under ice: Why yours probably wont

This iPhone survived a month under ice: Why yours probably wont

Canadian news (CTV News) reported an epic tale of extreme iPhone survival this week. Ice Fishing on Waskesui Lake in Saskatchewan one Angie Carriere dropped her iPhone 11 Pro down the fishing hole. About a decade ago, even the newest model smartphones in the world would've been an immediate lost cause. Here in 2021, there's more room for hope.

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OnePlus 9 Pro could get an official waterproof rating

OnePlus 9 Pro could get an official waterproof rating

OnePlus has a love-hate relationship with the official dust and water resistance rating, better known as IP (Ingress Protection) rating. Although an industry standard and a feature much-touted by other smartphone makers, OnePlus has steered clear out of its way, explaining the unnecessary cost of the certification when its phones are just as dust and water-resistant anyway. That changed earlier this year with at least the OnePlus 8 Pro and it seems that its 2021 successor will likewise be favored by an official IP pair of digits.

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Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Samsung has quite a lot packed for its Unpacked event next month and it won't just be about phones. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are poised to be more than just your regular annual Samsung tablet. Based on earlier leaked specs, this year's Android slates are poised to go head to head with Apple's iPad Pros not just in specs but especially in size. What those specs don't mention, however, are also important and at least one of the unspoken details might not be that reassuring.

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Marshall Emberton is a new waterproof speaker with a retro look

Marshall Emberton is a new waterproof speaker with a retro look

So you like the look of classic Marshall guitar amplifiers, and you wish you had one that you could use at the beach. Marshall just revealed a speaker called the Marshall Emberton. This device connects wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet to deliver "360-degree sound" in a speaker that's IPX7 water resistant.

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OnePlus 8 Pro may finally get an IP water resistance rating

OnePlus 8 Pro may finally get an IP water resistance rating

OnePlus may be unapologetic when it comes to bucking trends when it compromises the user experience, but it also seems to be just as unapologetic in backtracking from previously held opinions. We saw that a few years back when OnePlus, after ridiculing its peers, also ditched the headphone jack. This year, it might be falling in line with not one but two most-requested features, finally giving at least the OnePlus 8 Pro some formal dust and water resistance certification.

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Samsung sued in Australia over misleading water resistance marketing

Samsung sued in Australia over misleading water resistance marketing

Most smartphone users probably presume that their phones are water resistant to some degree. After all, it has become a common feature on most but not all smartphones. However, not all water resistance ratings are created equal and even then there are important caveats to those figures. It's hard enough for regular consumers to remember such things but according to Australia's consumer watchdog Samsung isn't helping at all. In fact, it has accused it of false claims that eventually lead to headache and heartaches for unsuspecting customers.

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OnePlus 7 Pro will be water-resistant but don’t drop it in water

OnePlus 7 Pro will be water-resistant but don’t drop it in water

OnePlus boasts of many things about its phones but the one thing that it never put into writing is their water resistance. For generations, it has refused to get OnePlus phones IP-certified, something that its own users have complained about. The OnePlus 7 Pro won't be breaking the mold but the company is assuring customers that it will be water-resistant enough. Just don't try to intentionally drown it in water or any other liquid.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

The newly launched OnePlus 6 has already been torn down once, and that didn't exactly end on a high note. That said, iFixit's process was more interested in checking out how easy, or hard, it is to repair the smartphone outside of official channels. JerryRigEverything's Zach Nelson, on the other hand, had a specific question in mind when he took his OnePlus 6 apart: just how water-resistant is the OnePlus 6. The answer might just surprise you.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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