10 Cool Waterproof Gadgets for Holi
The festival of colors, Holi is just is just around the corner, and there’s no denying that we’re extremely excited about it. The colors, the festivities and the energy mixed with some bhang can be a lethal concoction which can lead to you forgetting about the well being of your much-loved gadgets and exposing them to their dreaded enemy, water.
Using zip-lock pouches, waterproof cases can be handy solutions, but are not always the best way forward if you want to enjoy Holi in the carefree way that its meant to be. This year, we bring to you a list of gadgets that you can not only carry carefree with you while you play Holi but also use to enhance the experience of this festival of colors.
GoPro HERO4 Session
The Hero4 Session is the tiniest GoPro yet. It is a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 0.07kg. It is waterproof up to 33 feet.The camera is easy to use as it has only one button to put the camera on and begin recording. Its complete waterproof and rugged design can be a great asset for people users looking to capture the special moments that fun filled Holi brings with it.
Other specs and features of the camera include 8MP photos (in single, burst, and time-lapse modes), 1080p60/720p100/1440p30 video recording, a dual microphone system, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SuperView, Protune, and Auto Low Light.
Xiaomi Mi Band
The Mi fitness tracker was introduced in India along the Xiaomi Mi 4i. It is the cheapest tracker available in the country. The aluminum surface band comes with a microlaser perforation and no display screen. It is water resistant and has a battery life of 30 days. Used as a fitness and sleep tracking band, this device connects to a user’s smartphone and can unlock the handset without the need of passwords or patterns. And just in case you were looking to add some more color to your already colorful Holi, it is available in a variety of colors like blue, pink, brown, gray and purple.
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 is one of the best waterproof phones available in the market. It not only looks good but works great with specs that can take on any flagship in the market. For users who are looking to carry a smartphone with them while playing Holi, this device is highly recommended.
The Sony Xperia Z5 features a 5.2-inch Full HD screen and 2900mAh battery. It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset with Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable to 200 GB). The device also comes with a 23MP primary camera and 5MP front, and a fingerprint scanner in the power button on the side of the device.
Cobra CXT 1035R FLT
The Cobra CXT 1035R is the perfect handheld walkie talkie for any outdoor activity, and as such makes it a great buy to enhance your Holi fun with friends. With a rated range of over 50kms, these pair of Cobra CXT walkie talkies are not just waterproof, but are in fact unsinkable and can be a great addition to a pool party too. These come with a built-in LED flashlight, and NOAA Weather and emergency-radio receivers to keep you safely in-the-know when you’re venturing out into the unknown.
Monster SuperStar BackFloat
There are waterproof speakers, and then there is the Monster SuperStar BackFloat. This is the evolution in water resistant speakers, and when you drop this Bluetooth speaker into the water, it rises to the surface and floats.
The Monster Superstar Backfloat Bluetooth speaker with its design provides ample audio in a water-resistant floating package, and hence could be a great addition to your Holi pool party.
Circle Muze Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
A waterproof bluetooth speaker can be a great addition to your Holi party. The Circle Muze Wireless Speaker fits well in that category as it promises great sound, wireless connectivity and all of it without the worry of losing it to water damage.
As an added bonus, the speaker comes with a nice looking display mesh that changes color. Perfect we say to go along with the colors around you. It weighs 363 g and comes small at 18.6 x 13.4 x 9.2 cm. It promises 6 Hours of Music play on a single charge along with support for MicroSD card and comes with Gravity Sensor, Voice Guide, and Noise Cancellation features.
Ricoh WG-M1 14MP Waterproof Action Video Camera (Black)
Ricoh’s Wg-M1 is an ideal camera for capturing your Holi adventures. This is a highly rugged camera and has been designed to stay underwater for up to two hours, and can be submerged underwater for a depth of up to 10 meters. The camera allows for HD recording, and there is also a 5X optical zoom lens to get close-ups of all the underwater action.
This waterproof camera from Ricoh is also cold-resistant to ten degrees below zero and is shockproof when dropped from under 1.5 meters, and it’s also crushproof. Basically, all that you were looking for in a camera that you can take out while playing Holi.
Sony Smartwatch 3
Sony’s SmartWatch 3 is an Android Wear smartwatch that comes with a display which is bright and promises good visibility in sunlight. It houses advanced motion sensors and integration with Sony’s LifeLog platform. Sony’s SmartWatch 3 boasts a waterproof rating of IP68. That means it can withstand depths under one meter for a longer period than IP67 devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5. As a basis for comparison, the Sony Xperia Z3 phone boasts an IP68 rating. This device as such is a great choice for a rugged and waterproof smartwatch for your Holi adventures.
JVC Everio GZ-R320
This compact HD model of the camcorder is more than just waterproof. The GZ-R320 is rugged and as a bonus can also float if put in water. The camcorder can be taken to depths of 16.4 feet and can even survive a 4.9-foot drop on land. Digital image stabilization will steady any long tracking shots and will help you shooting while you run after a friend trying to escape the madness that Holi brings with it.
CAT S60 SMARTPHONE
Announced recently at the MWC 2016, Cat’s new S60 is the latest in the line of rugged smartphones from the United Kingdom-based brand, and it comes with two unique features. Cat has added an FLIR thermal imaging camera and the first waterproof rating to a depth of 5 meters for up to an hour on this rugged phone.
The Cat S60 comes with added protection for its display too which even after being covered by a 1mm ( normal phones get 0.4mm) thick sheet of Gorilla Glass 4 works pretty well, and has a brightness rating of 540nits.
Other specs of the phone include a 4.7-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 617 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and offers 4G LTE connectivity. It also comes with a 13MP primary camera, 5MP front camera. A massive 3,800mAh battery powers the device.