Two days ago, Huawei officially unveiled its latest affordable mid-range Android smartphone, the Honor 3, which is one of the company’s most unique devices on the market. It features IP57 dust and waterproofing, with a touchscreen that is capable of recognizing wet fingertips. This handset is now available to purchase in China for ¥1,888 ($309).
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Brooklyn-based Pyle Audio has been making speakers and other audio paraphernalia for the last 50 years (if you haven’t heard of Pyle, it’s probably because they seem to spend comparatively little time or effort on marketing; just look at their website).
Pyle has a lot going on—home, car and even motorcycyle/bicycle audio are some of the pies the company has its fingers in. The company has also makes a bewildering array of waterproof audio toys, like headphones and Bluetooth speakers. While that’s nothing new, their latest gadget is a little more unusual: The SurfSound-Play is a waterproof phone case equipped with its own mini speaker.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active promises to be a “perfect companion” for those who need a high-end smartphone but have a tendency to get things wet and dirty. But is Samsung’s notoriously cheap build quality affecting its reliability? According to one AT&T employee, getting the Galaxy S4 Active wet is a bad idea, and could render your brand new smartphone useless.
It’s been a long time coming, but the waterproof, shockproof, modular LifeProof phone cases has evolved from their iDevice origins and now protect their first Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Two models of the LifeProof case have arrived for the Galaxy S3 this week: The Fre, the original case from LifeProof; and the Nuud, which is similar to the Fre but is free of a screen protector and allows unobstructed access to the S3’s screen. LifeProof says these cases are the thinnest and lightest fully protective cases yet made for the S3.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now available to purchase in the United Kingdom. The waterproof handset is priced at around £500 ($745) if you want it SIM-free, but you can get it free on a two-year contract from £33 ($49) per month.
Hot on the heels of its Xperia Z Ultra announcement, Sony has unveiled the new SmartWatch 2, its second attempt at conquering the intelligent wristwatch market before its competitors throw their efforts into the mix. Like its predecessor, the new device is powered by Android, but this time it offers a bigger display and a waterproof body.
T-Mobile USA has confirmed that it will carry the Sony Xperia Z this summer, finally putting an end to all the rumors that have been circulating since the device was spotted back in April. The carrier will become the only provider in the U.S. to offer Sony’s waterproof smartphone, which has been available in Japan and Europe since January.
Back in April, we heard Samsung was planning a “ruggedized” version of its new Galaxy S4 that would be both dust and water resistant, and considerably stronger than the original. Now that device, called the Galaxy S4 Active, has been leaked ahead of its official release.
Sony has today announced the Xperia ZR, a midrange alternative to its flagship Xperia Z. Like its bigger brother, the Xperia ZR is waterproof and promises to survive depths of up to 1.5 meters. It also has some pretty impressive specifications for a midrange smartphone.
If there’s one thing we know about Samsung, it’s that the company just cannot stop rolling out new smartphones. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time a month went by when Samsung didn’t announce a new phone. It’s no surprise to me, then, that the Korean company is already planning a second Galaxy S4 variation, but in this case, I think it’s acceptable.
The new model will be a “ruggedized” version of Samsung’s new flagship that’s both dust and water resistant.