Waterproof Cell Phones: The Next Market Wave

There’s a new gadget getting a lot of attention right now and it’s not the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy SIII. With the mobile giants gathering a great deal of press time, the What brings this new contender to the spotlight? The Kyocera Hydro has a unique feature that neither the SIII nor the iPhone 5 can boast: It’s waterproof.

The Kyocera Hydro waterproof cell phone

The Kyocera Hydro takes away the fear of water damage for cell phone users. Image via Kyocera.

How many times has your phone ended up at the bottom of a sink filled with wet dishes, in a puddle, or even at the bottom of your toilet bowl? Sometimes we have to face that living on a planet that’s 70% water might not give our gadgets the best odds of survival. The Kyocera Hydro is working to lighten the impact of such incidents, as the new phone is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in up to three feet of water, making it an ideal choice for the accident prone, beach bound, or rainy-day loving smart phone user.

 

In addition to it’s waterproofing, the Kyocera Hydro holds its own against the competition with its other smartphone features:

  • Android 4.0 (Icecream Sandwich)
  • 3.2 MP Camera with Flash & Video
  • WiFi and GPS Enabled
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen Display
  • 4.16 Ounces
  • 3G capabilities

The Hydro is available through Boost Mobile. If you prefer to shop around for different options, waterproof phones are slowly appearing on the market. In addition to the Kyocera Hydro, look for Casio’s GzOne Commando (available through Verizon) or for the anticipated Sony Xperia V. Also be on the lookout for new film technologies that could add a protective coating to your existing smartphone, making them more water resistant.

 

If your phone isn’t quite up to speed with waterproof technologies, your warranty may not cover damage incurred from liquid or moisture; Protect Your Bubble’s Gadget Insurance can give you the protection you need against liquid damage. Even if your phone is waterproof, our insurance also covers you for other forms of accidents, loss, or theft.

 

How many times have you lost a phone to water damage, and how’d you do it? Share your phone’s tale of watery demise in a comment or on our Facebook page.

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