Essential Waterproof Gadgets for Summer
Summer is the season of the great outdoors. As the weather heats up, people head outside and often head to the water. This doesn’t bode well for your beloved technology though as gadgets and water just don’t mix. Well, that is until now. As technology continues to evolve, so do the accessories that accompany it. That’s great news for all the beach bums who no longer have to leave their smartphone at home anymore for fear of it getting ruined by the ocean. Waterproof gadgets have made great strides in the past years, and here are our summer waterproof essentials.
Waterfi Waterproofed – Kindle Paperwhite
If you love to spend your summer days stretched out on the beach or by the pool reading, this waterproof gadget is perfect for you. Waterfi took beloved e-reader the Kindle Paperwhite and waterproofed it so you can freely use it while lounging in the pool or relaxing by the ocean. This special Kindle is waterproof and corrosion proof down to 210 feet underwater. It boasts 4GB of memory, meaning you can store thousands of books and has a rechargeable battery life of 6 weeks. It has built-in WiFi capability so you can connect to the internet wherever you may be and download new books on the go.
UE ROLL Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
You don’t want to risk ruining your everyday portable speakers by getting them wet, so it’s best to invest in a reliable waterproof speaker for all your summer activities. Ultimate Ears makes a powerful little Bluetooth speaker that is perfect for adventurers and chillaxers alike. It’s small and lightweight but delivers a booming 360-degree sound with deep bass. It’s waterproof for up to 1 meter and for up to 30 minutes of underwater exposure. This speaker has a 65-foot wireless range and a nine-hour battery life so it will last your entire beach day.
WakaWaka Power+ Solar Charger
The last thing you want at the end of a long day by the lake or ocean is to have run out of battery on your phone for the drive home. WakaWaka’s Power+ is a solar charger and flashlight that can fully recharge your smartphone, camera, and any other gadgets with a USB port. This makes it a great camping accessory too! Since it harnesses the power of the sun, you never have to worry about running out of battery again if you don’t have access to an outlet. 12 hours of sun exposure results in a full battery that can completely charge your smartphone in 2 hours. The best thing about WakaWaka, though, is that, for every product purchased, they give one of their products to a family in need. 1.2 billion people in the world have no access to electricity, so think of the impact a solar charger could have on those less fortunate.
Nikon Coolpix Waterproof Camera
Chances are you’ll be heading on vacation sometime this summer and you’ll want to be able to capture loads of memorable moments. A waterproof camera allows you to take pictures in otherwise technologically inhospitable environments. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 is a perfect choice to take on your next scuba diving or snorkeling trip. It’s waterproof down to 30 meters, which is the farthest depth an Advanced Open Water diving certificate allows and is easy enough for a camera novice to use. This camera even has a GPS system, so you’ll always know where on the reef you are. Not the adventurous type? Bring this camera with you to a beach day with friends to snap beautiful sun-kissed, ocean-sprayed shots.
Mpow Waterproof Case
If you’re going to be frolicking in or around the water, you need to protect your smartphone and other waterproof gadgets. Mpow’s universal dry pouch holds any device up to six inches long. Thanks to this waterproof bag, your phone can be fully submersed in water so you can take a cute underwater selfie without fear. The pouch still allows you to fully operate your smartphone while protecting it from damage. This waterproof gadget is a must!
Water, especially salt water, can start to corrode the inside of your gadgets quickly. If any of your non-waterproof tech sustains water damage this summer, bring it to your nearest uBreakiFix as soon as possible.