The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Leticia Barr.
Summer is here and while we may be enjoying a beach vacation and trips to the pool, water and sand are archenemies of our devices. Either arm yourself with devices that can handle splashes or make them waterproof by encasing them in smart accessories that will keep them dry even during an accidental dunking. Here are 5 beach friendly products that will keep you plugged in this summer.
The Samsung Rugby Smart is an Android phone featuring a built in waterproof case that not only seals the headphone jack and charging port but also locks the battery in place. The tough Gorilla Glass touch screen resists damage due to scratches, drops, and bumps. It’s the perfect phone for anyone spending time at the beach or trying to keep up with email while poolside for hours at a time during swim practice and meets.
Protect your gadgets with Otterbox’s Defender series. Made for a variety of Smartphone, tablets, and iPad models, it’s your best to protect your devices from any potential bumps and bruises from traveling. Multi-layer technology and high quality materials such as a high-impact inner polycarbonate shell with a built-in foam interior absorbs shock while protecting the back from scratches. A built in screen protector prevents the screen from being scratched while the textured exterior of the cases in this line makes them easier to grip.
Swim team parents, boaters, and beach lovers will rejoice over the fact that they can take their iPad with them without the worry that it will fall to the depths of the ocean or pool. The Scanpod iPad2 Waterproof Floating Case leaves the functionality of your iPad in tact but is waterproof, shockproof, features an anti-slip seal on the back, and will float back up when dropped in water!
Reading poolside is a favorite way to pass the time during vacation but wet fingers and the occasional splash aren’t great for your eReaders or Smartphone. Small business owner Nicole Kelner makes customized Smartphone wallets, purses, and wristlets along with cases for your Kindle that allow you to view the screen through the SmartPocket and then store essentials in the separate pocket. Nook and Sony eReader owners can contact Nicole to make a custom SmartPouch for any device.
With so many memorable moments occurring during the summer months, you want to be able to capture them without worrying about water damage to your camera. Being able to snap fun underwater photos and video is also a bonus! The Casio EX-G1 is a camera we personally own and put through the waterproof test when it fell in the Caribbean and sank 15 feet. Thanks to the bright red color and the free diving skills of someone we were on the boat with, our pictures were saved!