Waterproof USB cables necessary for harsh environments

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While more and more products are going wireless, it’s not always possible to do away with USB cables. And if you do need to use them, the challenge of course arises when you have to use them in less than ideal conditions – particularly wet ones. Since not all cables can withstand moisture, having waterproof rated cables is imperative to ensure you maintain a solid connection especially in mission critical situations. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New rugged EcoLantern light and speaker 100% waterproof

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EcoXGear known for their outdoor products has launched EcoLantern a new portable light and speaker. It’s tough and rugged, ideal for the outdoors, and it’s totally 100% waterproof.

The new offering features five brightness settings and multiple light modes: bi-directional control, dimmable, multi-colour for partytime and if needed, emergency flashing. Despite being only total 10.4” tall still puts out a respectable 400 lumens with 360-degree light. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

EcoSlate rugged waterproof Bluetooth speaker and lantern

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If you spend a lot of time outdoors year-round, like to listen to your tunes on the go but want to carry around only the absolute minimum, then the new EcoSlate by ECOXGEAR may be a new gadget to check out. It’s an all-new rugged, all-in-one waterproof portable audio system that features a built-in power bank and a bright lantern.

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As far as the speakers go, under the hood are two 10 W speakers (20 watts total) with dual passive subwoofers.  Like most of ECOXGEAR products, it’s designed to be rugged. It has a drop proof exterior that the company says meets military specifications. It’s also IP 67 rated, meaning that it’s fully dust resistant and protected from full immersion in water for up to one metre in depth. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Matador reusable Wet Bag travels on your keychain

droplet_v2_beach_square_002With careful planning and expert folding one can cram everything one needs needed including toiletries and necessary gadgets into a small carry case in a backpack for a two-day trip and a short flight. But returning with sweaty clothes or damp swim shorts can put a damper on the return trip.

And something I wish I had on my last adventure is the Matador Droplet Wet Bag. It’s a 100% polyester waterproof ultra compact wet bag that measures 27 cm x 23 cm and has a 3 L capacity. It’s not designed to be submersible, but it is ideal for keeping things like damp swimsuits separated from your precious computer gear.   It can also be used the other way around as a place to store some of your gadgets and things that you don’t want getting wet when it’s raining or water nearby. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Waterproof flash ideal for an Octopus’s Garden

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Underwater photography just got a little more serious as Nikon unveils a flash for underwater use that even ex-Beatle Ringo would love. It’s the Nikon SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight to help you capture the beauty beneath the sea –  whether it is of a shallow reef, an octopus’s garden or places where light may be nonexistent.

Read more… at CANOE TECH Blog

Liquipel technology is proof that tissues can hold water

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Water may be the elixir of life, the food that fuels our planet, but exposure to a few drops in the wrong place, can also wreak havoc on iPhones and other mobile electronic devices. To protect them, we use covers, cases and pouches and most of them do the job they’re designed to do. But now, there is a product that’s invisible to the naked eye that can keep those electrons from fizzling out.

Read more…AT CANOE TECHNOLOGY

Bolt HD wearable waterproof mini action camera

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Swann, a company known for providing security monitoring solutions has gone beyond just using cameras for surveillance. They’ve just released Bolt HD, a new high-definition camera that’s both waterproof and wearable, making it ideal for shooting video whether you’re skydiving, motocross racing, surfing, scuba diving or just running in the rain.  VIEW FULL POST  AT CANOE Tech Blog

HzO shows off waterproof iPhone at CES 2012 in Vegas

HZOWaterHave you ever dropped your iPhone or any other electronic gadget for that matter into the toilet? Chances are that when it dried out it probably didn’t work or likely not function the way it should.  And even if you are using a protective shield or case, water is a determined beast. It will eventually find its way to penetrate down through to the guts of your device and play havoc on its electronics.

Read more…  AT CANOE TECH BLOG