Seven water-proof gadgets you shouldn't miss this monsoon

  • Sneha Mahale, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2015 10:23 IST

Flaunt these waterproof devices even as others stash their gadgets inside plastic bags.

1. Camera
Want perfect selfies in the monsoon? The 16MP Nikon Coolpix AW120 is waterproof, in addition to being shockproof and freeze-proof. It also comes with built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. Take it out, and watch the raindrops just slide off.
Price: Rs 11,791 (

2. Smartphone
Just like the indomitable Mumbaikar, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact works in the rain. The device can function even under 1.5m of fresh water, and for up to 30 minutes. So, a few raindrops are par for the course.
Price: Rs 25,900 (

3. Smartwatch
The Pebble Steel can be worn while swimming or even in the shower (waterproof up to 5 ATM or 50m). Wear it to work or on a walk, and you have no fear of missing notifications or falling behind on your fitness goals, even when the dark clouds roll in.
Price: Rs 19,890 (

4. Speakers
Don’t find the sound of the rain romantic? Okay, listen to what you like on the BOOM Swimmer Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. The little “swimmer” speaker can withstand shallow water (and rain, of course) without compromising on audio quality.
Price: Rs 2,750 (

5. Fitness tracker
So fitness-crazy you’ll go running even in the rain? Get the Misfit Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitor. Waterproof up to 30m, it will measure your activities accurately, even through a heavy downpour.
Price: Rs 4,990 (

6. E-reader
You could walk into the rain while reading with the Kobo Aura H20, which can actually be left under 1m of water for up to 30 minutes. You’re sure to soak, but your books won’t.
Price: Rs 10,800 (

7. Tablet
Sony’s slate, the Xperia Z2, can be soaked to the skin, and will still work. Perfect companion for reading or watching a movie on the train, or tweeting with #Mumbairains.
Price: Rs 37,990 (

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