Most modern flagship smartphone in today’s day and age are kitted with a plethora of features. In many ways, these devices couldn’t be more different than each other. But there is a feature that is slowly catching up to speed in most modern smartphones and is often one of the most sought out. Ever since Samsung advertised its Galaxy S5 as being water resistant, the past few years have seen more OEMs providing the feature in their offerings. This feature, a smartphone being water resistant, is also often referred to as being waterproof, which couldn’t be more misleading.Understanding Water Resistance and IP Ratings
To certify a modern smartphone as [...]
Samsung is prepping the launch of its biggest category phone of the year, the Galaxy Note. While previous rumors have indicated that the company will drop the Note 6 moniker in order to align the naming and simply call this year’s Note the Note 7, a new insider tip may come as an interesting fact.
Our Samsung insider, claims that the next Galaxy Note (named Note 7) will, in fact, be as waterproof as the Galaxy S7 launched earlier this year. The Note 7 will come with IP68 certification which guarantees a device to be waterproof up to 30 minutes or 1.5 meters under water minimum. Our insider also notes that the Note 7 may launch as early as end July or first week of [...]
India’s festival of color and water is just around the corner. While we would seriously advocate that you do not waste water and play a dry Holi. For those still willing to go all out, the smartphone is one of the biggest victims of an accident on and around the festival of Holi.
Imagine your phone gets struck by a water and color filled balloon, and moments later it is time to go hunting for a new one.
While every smartphone should now feature some kind of waterproofing, many companies do not agree with us. So if you plan on playing Rambo on Holi try the following smartphones guaranteed to last through the water filled festival. Zip lock bags and plastic wrapped [...]
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 [...]
Earlier this week, Apple publicly revealed filing for a patent for waterproof devices. The paperwork was completed in June 2014 and is centered around making iPhones waterproof using rubber or “self-healing elastomer” that gains or loses its shape to protect the device from moisture and dust.
Ports like that of chargers or headphones on the phone would be protected with a rubber covering that would be removed when an external device or chord is to be inserted. Once the external device is removed, the rubber device would go back to covering the port.
Depending on the kind of elastomer, it can provide protection against dust, debris, water, and gas. Hello, [...]
Apple has been obsessed with making its iPhones thinner for a while now and has consciously and noticeably worked on reducing the thickness of its devices in the past. However, it may have not always ended too well for the company -Bendgate definitely not being the highlight of Apple’s history.
Though the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were thicker than their predecessors at a 7.1 mm and a 7.3 mm, iPhone 7 is rumoured to be slimmest iPhones so far. Since speculations about this new Apple device have already begun,let’s see what this could mean for the user.
No Ear-Phone Port: If rumours are to be believed, Apple is planning to get rid of the [...]
According to sources, Apple has applied for a unique patent called “Electronic Devices with Housing Port Shutters”. This patent is unique in the realm of smartphones because it aims at sealing off all ports on the body of the handset to protect it from the entry of moisture or any kind of liquids. As a result, iPhone 7 is expected to come minus an ear-phone jack.
This technology would determine that the ports of the phone remain shut until there is a direct use for them. Like the speaker-shutters would shut if the sensors pick up any kind of moisture. In case of a call or message, the shutters would open to convey the sound, keeping the device protected from [...]
Here’s some very cool news for iPhone 6s users – it is reportedly waterproof. How do we know? Well, some people at iFixit decided to dunk their iPhone 6s into the water in order to see what happens. They found that the iPhone 6s is actually somewhat water-resistant. However, you’re probably wondering why Apple didn’t announce this game changing feature. It’s because the iPhone 6s is not entirely waterproof. So, let’s find out how waterproof the iPhone 6s really is.
iFixit, a private company, [...]
Mophie is a name synonymous with battery cases and their latest case brings a first to the table for Mophie. The juice pack H2PRO is equipped with a 2,750mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery. The H2PRO is also IP68 rated so it goes up agains the likes of otter box, however adding the additional battery.
The case also keeps bulk on the low, by keeping the total thickness with the case on the device at 6.9mm.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”Daniel Huang” author_title=”CEO and Co-Founder | Mophie”]
Once again we’ve successfully broadened our product line by focusing on mobile users’ everyday power and protection concerns [...]
After a less than satisfactory year, Sony recently launched the Xperia Z3, the Z3 Compact and the Z3 Compact Tablet at IFA in Berlin. Today, Sony launched these devices in India.
The Japanese consumer electronics giant had recently brought the Xperia E3 for India. It was a budget device priced at Rs. 11,990 for the single-SIM version and Rs. 12,990 for the dual-SIM variant. Now it is bringing in its big guns.
The Xperia Z3 is a bumped up successor of the Z2, that was launched in February this year. This is the first time a company has brought the [...]
In a paper, published in the Applied Materials & Interfaces, Professor Valerio Pruneri from the Institute for Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, along with Corning Incorporated have introduced an invention which is going to make your life a lot easier. The glass can is an anti-glare, waterproof screen which can be incorporated as cellphone display.
Glare has been a major issue in appreciating smartphone content when outdoors. Especially in a country like India which has some intense sunlight, outdoor use is troublesome. This revolutionary new display is stated to obliterate that issue.
Nikon has launched something new to the waterproof camera market, the Nikon 1 AW1 is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera, besides being waterproof this camera is shockproof and freeze-proof as-well.
Design of this new product seems identical to the Nikon J1, which came into the market in 2011. The AW1 is rated waterproof till 49 feet, shockproof up to 6.6 feet, and freeze-proof. When shooting underwater, the device has a custom white balance setting to get perfect clicks in the unusual conditions underwater.
The 1 AW1 features an ISO range of 100 – 6,400, the camera can [...]