Technology has evolved based on the needs of users and the truth is that our gadget dependency trends mean that every time we want to separate ourselves less from our devices.
Water is undoubtedly one of the great enemies of technology (a minute of silence for all the drowned cell phones and computers dotted).
If you are already preparing the geek travel kit for the next holidays, I want to give you a tip:
The IP rating. Some brands seek this certification for their equipment;
It is a standard measures the resistance to dust and water. This standard is defined by two numbers, the first referring to dust and the second to water (eye, refers to water, not other liquids).The higher, the more resistant. Thus, an IP68 – the highest – has complete protection against dust and against immersion in water at a certain depth.
That said, let’s move on to my favorite part: gadgets! Here is a list that you might consider including in your suitcase:
Today brands understand more and more our need to not have to worry about drowning cell phones or get separated from our phones while we get into the pool or check Facebook or Twitter while we bathe. Although the majority of them make them more resistant, finally there are already phones completely against water: IPX8. They can be up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of 1.5 meters under water.
If you are like me and are completely in love with your phones and do not want to change them, but do not want to leave them while they are in the pool, there are super resistant covers that protect them very well (IP68). In addition to allowing them to submerge them, some of them will also help protect them from being hit. Although they can make your smartphone look rough, they have super easy access to the different ports and buttons on your phone.
You can connect them via Bluetooth with your phone. Some of them even have suction cups so you can leave them stuck on the wall of the pool or shower and the option to charge your phone. Battery life is important, but most last more than 8 hours (some go up to 40). You can also find options in which, in addition to protecting against water, also protect against mud, snow and blows (made for users of gadgets of rough use as me). There are some models that allow them to connect several speakers to each other so they have more power in the sound.
Although today phones have better and better resolutions in their cameras and have taken place these devices, there are some outdated or more riveted that we can not avoid wanting features or use functions more pros that the phones do not give us. In addition, photographs on the water (and / or moving) with the phone are not easy. Therefore, they can also find cameras with water protection that also have image sensors that allow them to take incredible photos or 4K videos. They also have the functionality of connecting via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to be able to send or transfer files easily.
Depending on the use we give our devices (although most of us hurt the most is the phone) a very important issue that has become increasingly stronger in the competition between technology brands is the battery life. That is why other companies have taken this opportunity developing external batteries to be able to charge them when we need it. You can find portable batteries so that they do not have to separate from their gadgets even if they are in the pool. Still some already have solar panels to charge them and they do not depend on a power source. Remember to check the ports they have.
Fun facts and the cultural addition of the section: you can also find USB drives against water! (Actually I do not know why I would want one in the water, but surely several of you will find some use).
As they would say in English last but not least , one of my favorites: hearing aids. Because I am a lover of technology, but also of music. I can not live without them. There are hearing aids against water. I love being able to swim with music. They can connect via Bluetooth to your phone and have built-in controls to fast forward, return, pause, stop and play, in addition to taking calls (although obviously this function would be very difficult to use underwater).