Zeblaze 01

I remember when POV action cameras first started making their appearance and if you wanted to do any underwater shots, or needed to shoot scenes where your camera could get wet, you had to purchase a waterproof housing since one didn't come with the camera. Today companies like GoPro, SJCAM, BlackVue, etc., have a waterproof housing as [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I used to love to fill the bathtub with hot water and soak and read a book until the water got cold and my skin got pruney.  There were a few times when I would get so sleepy and relaxed that I dropped my book in the water.  That would result in a ruined book, [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Do you wonder sometimes if you watch too much TV?  Well, you'll know the answer is probably "yes" if you install one of these Home Spa Waterproof TVs in your shower at home.  It's a 17" 720p HD TV that's completely sealed against water and steam.  The screen is scratch-proof and is heat-treated to prevent fog [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

Like most of you out there, I don't jump out of bed in the morning saying to myself "YES! I'm going to go and do a grueling workout RIGHT NOW!!" I need music to motivate me. So do swimmers. The Gadgeteer has reported on various waterproof music gadgets in the past like the FINIS swiMP3v2 and [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Music Gear, News

Rite in the Rain notebooks were invented almost 100 years ago by Jerry Darling to address the problem of soggy and illegible paperwork that plagued the Pacific Northwest logging industry.  Although Mr. Darling passed away long ago, his company continues in the hands of Scott and Todd Silver, who have continued to work to improve their [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens

We live in a world of uncertainty - hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornados, blizzards. I would venture to say that most of us have some sort of emergency kit set up for such occasions. One common item that we all probably carry is a flashlight. Unfortunately, most flashlights are limited by the design of the light [...]

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If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they would [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

The PowerPak Xtreme NT120R from NewTrent has a 12000mAh lithium-ion battery, so it has plenty of reserve power to keep your portable charged.  (It can recharge phones up to six times.)  It has two USB ports, one 5V/1A and one 5V/2A, so you charge phones, most tablets, and most other USB-chargeable devices, like GPS units, [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

My father fished.  Watching him fish wasn't like watching the beautiful fishing scenes in A River Runs Through It.  My dad was at war with the fish, and he didn't need any fancy waders to protect himself from the water.  He'd be in up to his chest without any regards for what he had in [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets

When planning a snorkeling trip earlier this year, I had a dilemma on how to take my underwater photographs. Would I want to buy a disposable underwater camera, an expensive waterproof digital camera, or risk one of my cameras with a waterproof casing? After debating the positives and negatives of each, I decided on the [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, Reviews
OverBoard Waterproof Messenger Bag

Do you dream of traveling to the deep dark reaches of the world only accessible by navigating dangerous and unpredictable waterways? Is the only thing holding you back the fact that you don't posses a computer bag that would hold up to the wet rigors of that journey? The Waterproof Messenger Bag from OverBoard will [...]

Posted in: Bags, News

Like to go to the beach but hate worrying about your phone getting wet? InnoPocket now has the Amphibian waterproof case available for the iPhone 5. The case has a 2-in-1 design that allows it to be used as an everyday shell case, and when going to the beach, you can add the waterproof casing. [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News
OtterBox Armor -1

Need hard-core protection for your new iPhone 5? Does it need to be waterproof, dustproof, and crushproof? The iPhone 5 Armor Series Case from OtterBox may be what you are looking for. Built like a tank, the Armor is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in 6.6 feet of water, and has a cover that [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News

Keeping Your Gear Dry


I know there are various waterproof bags for phones and other small gear available for purchase, but what do you do if you don't have one of those - or one big enough to fit your laptop - and you're going to be exposing your gear to water?  As I was taking Rachel to school [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

The ecoxpro Rugged All-Terrain Speaker Case from Grace Digital works with even the largest smartphones and MP3 players.  The case meets the IPX7 waterproofing standards, and its rugged, high-impact shock-resistant design withstands drops, falls and spills.  There's a large pocket inside that can hold your phone or MP3 player with room for a couple of [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News, Outdoor Gear

If you swim, Pyle has a new Waterproof MP3 Player (PSHWPMP3) you'll be interested in.  The MP3 player is waterproof up to 3 meters and comes with waterproof earbuds that are "made of an ergonomic soft silicone material and wrap comfortably around the ear to keep them secure during vigorous activities like swimming, hiking, jogging, [...]

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Swann Freestyle HD

Swann  is an Australian company who for the last 25 years have specialised in wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV cameras with infrared night vision, digital video recording with motion detection and networkability, web surveillance and remote notification products, globally. We first reported on the Freestyle HD when it was announced in November 2011. This is a new entry [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Recently a spate of videos showing a smartphone treated with Neverwet being dipped in water was doing the rounds; however,  Ross Nanotechnology's  product goes well beyond that.  Neverwet is a spray on or dip application that applies a super hydrophobic coating that completely repels water and heavy oils.  Any liquid placed on the coating literally just [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
JLAB Go 05

As you run, workout, cycle, snowboard, or do other activities that make you sweat, chances are that you listen to music while you do it. So then you wear your headphones or earbuds to keep yourself entertained. But as the abundance of sweat drips steadily from your sweaty head, your headphones become distorted from the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

As the title mentions, the Eco Terra Boombox from Grace Digital is a floating IPX7-rated waterproof smartphone speaker case which is fully submersible in water.  It's powered by 4 C-cell batteries or the included AC adapter, and the two 3" front-firing speakers are waterproof.  There's an internal waterproof compartment for your phone/MP3 player that's big [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News, Outdoor Gear
PrimeTorch 01

One thing you can never be without is a good flashlight, especially one that has a bright brilliant light. But for me a flashlight is just a flashlight. That is unless it has something about it that gives it a unique characteristic. And the PrimeTorch 1010 by Primus is one such flashlight. One thing I [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Veto Bag 1 (1)

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw [...]

Posted in: Bags, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

What keeps you entertained when you hit the gym?  I’m sure most of your answers would be a mp3 player or flirting with that gorgeous guy/girl next to you.  But let's stick with audio for this review.  Wearing headphones when working out is very common these days.  But the main problem is that most headphones [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

Typical waterproof fabrics are coated with a chemical that leaves the fabric feeling plasticy or rubbery.  The Shinnorie Go! Sleeve for iPad uses new CrossClimate™ microfiber fabrics that have interstitial areas that are smaller than water molecules, so water can’t penetrate the fabric.  Air molecules can still penetrate the openings, so heat can dissipate.  The [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

Underwater Video in HD


It's summer! Today marks the first day of Summer 2010. It's hot, schools out and the pools are open. Let summer time begin! Kodak has just the thing for catching all your summer fun with the Kodak Playsport HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera.  This video camera is made for play. It's waterproof up to 10 ft. [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear