It’s been a while since we have heard from TokyoFlash and it seems that they have expanded their product range beyond their strangely cool line of watches. Their Juke Tower is a waterproof MP3 player that features a red LED digital clock, volume and track skip control buttons and a built-in downward facing speaker. Available in black or white, the player needs a USB memory stick with music and 3 AA batteries that will offer about 12 hours of play. At a size of 18.3 x 7.8cm, the Juke Tower is available for $135.44. Enter the coupon code “KM63” for a ¥600 discount (~$6.00.)
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There are plenty of electronics that are made to be tough, but i-mate is so secure in the knowledge that theirs is going to last that they offer a lifetime warranty for the 810-F. The cell phone has a waterproof rubber seal and can handle temperatures from -10°C to 60°C, pressure, shock and humidity. Features include a QWERTY keyboard, HSDPS, 2.2GB storage, GPS, Wi-Fi, a digital compass, accelerometer and Bluetooth capability, and it runs on Windows Mobile 6.1. The 810-F also has Secure i-Q embedded so that you can lock it or get rid of personal data from your PC should it become lost or stolen.
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Take a look at Panasonic’s new compact LUMIX DMC-TS1. The rugged digital cam is water, shock and dustproof, and has AVCHD Lite High Definition video recording capability. It also features a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 4.6 optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. To keep the cam safe, it has rubber padding, reinforced glass and carbon resins inside the camera. The TS1 should be out in April in silver, green or orange for $399.95.
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While we have seen waterproof and germ resistant keyboards, this is the first one that you can actually stick in your dishwasher and works when wet. The Silver Seal has Silver Ion Nanotechnology built-in to keep evil germs out. The company says it is user friendly and works and feels like any other keyboard (except when soggy.) Already in use in healthcare settings, the Silver Seal is available for £29.00 (~$43.00.)
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The Danish company Zepto has launched their Notus A12 notebook. The computer has an 800MHz Intel CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 12.1-inch LED WXGA with 1280x800 max resolution. With an 80GB, 4,2000 rpm hard drive, it also features a waterproof keyboard, integrated WiFi and an Ethernet connection. Optional are Windows Vista or XP, an additional 1GB memory, an external DVD burner and TV tuner. Prices start at ~$1,380.00.
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It may be too late for the swimming pool, but the JVC-Victor Portable Speaker is ready for the shower, hot tub or bath. The SP-AW303 has a detachable clear cover to insert your MP3 player and built-in stereo speakers, yet will still work by remote or touch. At a size of 128 x 170 x 76mm and a weight of 410g, the speaker comes in blue, white or pink. With a price of $79.99, expect about 6 1/2 hours of play, long enough to get properly wrinkled in the tub.
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Bendiboards are heavy duty, waterproof keyboards. Available in White or Black Space Invaders or the Union Jack, they are lightweight, ultra slim, and can be rolled up to take traveling. The keyboard material makes for silent typing as well as making it more ergonomic than your average plastic. Connectible by PS2 or USB port, the company will place your logo on the retroboards for a minimum order amount. Bendiboards carry a MSRP of £19.99 (~$40.00.)
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Now that you are cycling your way to work, why not reward yourself with all the money you saved on fuel by treating your iPod nano to an iBikeConsole Duo? The waterproof device will not only play your tunes, it has wireless control on the grips with glove-friendly keys and a 3.5mm stereo speaker/headphone jack. Push the mode button and the gadget will keep track of your speed, trip length, and total distance. At a size of 117 x 62 x 26mm and a weight of .5 kg, the basic Duo is available for $76.00 but is customizable for those who take biking very seriously.
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It seems that many times when we see something really innovative, it turns out to be Sony’s. This time it is the Bravia XDV-W600 floating and waterproof TV, which is submersible up to 30 minutes in case you forget it during your next jacuzzi session. Super-portable, it has a 4-inch screen and 2GB memory for about 10 hrs. of recording. Get up to 23 hours of viewing time per charge. The mini-TV will start its commercial journey in Japan on October 30 for ¥39,800 (~$368.00.)
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The Northeast Maritime Institute has developed Golden Shellback coating. This waterproof polymer repels oil, dirt, dust, synthetic fluids, hazardous materials, and water based solutions. It can be applied to plastic, metals, ceramic, glass, and other types of sufaces to also become anti-corrosive. While the coating is not yet available to the public, it would appear that the process would involve sending the gadget to them and paying ~$50.00 to $75.00, depending on the size. To see it in action, catch the video featuring lots of electronic devices, including an iPod touch.
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