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Rundown: Water resistant gadgets for the rainy season


[First published on August 5 2013 at 8List.PH]

As a gadget geek and lover of the oceans, I have spent a considerable amount of time testing whether this little device over here can be brought down into the depths of the seas. Because we live in a country with the best beaches, I’m going to give you the low down on 8 gadgets and accessories you can buy to capture those wet moments.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: A number of these devices come with an IP67 certification which states that they are protected from 1) dust and 2) short periods of immersion in water. That would mean that this certification does not guarantee 100% waterproofing as the IP67 standard only applies to a depth of one meter in fresh water for 30 minutes. Gadgets that have been damaged due to flooding have their warranty voided.

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Sony Handycam HDR-GWP88 is waterproof with built-in projector; SRP PHP 35,000


I must admit that video recorders haven’t been on my radar for so long. Considering my earliest childhood memory of being enthralled with gadgets involved a video recorder (my dad was recording me while I kept on asking how it was possible “to watch yourself in the past”), the handy cam became obsolescent when almost all forms of consumer tech (i.e. webcams, mobile phones, compact and DSLR cameras) could record video.

But alas.