It is a universally accepted fact that liquids and electronic devices don’t usually go well together. It only takes the accidental spilling of a cup of water on a computer or dropping your cell phone into the sink to learn this devastating lesson. With the rise in demand for devices with practical functionality, companies have started to develop products that not only withstand day-to-day mishaps but also are also resilient to water andother hazardous materials.
How Do I Know That My Electronic Device is Waterproof?
Most electronic devices are tested and evaluated using the International Protection Rating or IP Code. This system classifies and rates the protection of a device against exposure to dust, water, or accidents. When testing for protection against water, the IP Code assigns scores on a scale of 0 to 9K. Obviously, a device with a score of 0 has no protection against water, while a 9K device can function fully while being sprayed by a high-pressure water hose. Most waterproof devices available to consumers have a score of 7, so they remain fully operational if submerged in no more than 3 feet of water.
A device like the Audiosnax Hydro, a water resistant wireless shower speaker, usually scores a 5 on the IP Code. Often used in the shower or around the pool deck, they are protected from the occasional splash of water or the indirect spraying of a hose. These speakers are perfect for consumers looking to purchase a device that can play their favorite song in the shower or even in a hot tub.
Since the Audiosnax Hydro can be paired via a Bluetooth connection to most smartphones, users can also take phone calls without having to leave the comforts of their shower. Additionally with a Bluetooth range of 10 to 20 feet, users can rest assured that their phones, which probably have a low score on the IP Code, are well protected against water damage while rocking out in the shower.