A waterproof cell phone, and the great Skype tease

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Skype says:

    Dumped the land line years ago in favor of Skype. Works wonderfully. I use with a Logitech USB microphone for incoming and outgoing calls.

  2. Pat Harman says:

    I agree with Ben. I like waterproof.
    The cell phone lets me use my boat more. The cell phone with an external antenna works great in The Puget Sound area.
    I am also a scuba diver. Long ago I stopped picking up cell phones I may pass by during a dive. I certainly would pay extra for a waterproof cell phone. They are so small now that it is easy to drop them over the side or into the bilge.
    I would add one more attribute to a waterproof cell phone. The ability to float!!

  3. sukie maese says:

    what materials is the waterproof cell phone made up of?

  4. israel says:

    If this phone falls in water it better be a kiddy pool or a glass of water. One meter, what good is that. I agree a water proof phone should be waterproof to a greater depth and float.

  5. ibsailn says:

    Waterproof to 1 meter still does quite a lot of good if it is in your pocket and you fall in the water. Assuming you don’t go diving with it in your pocket, 1 meter should do it. This, and dropping a phone into a wet bilge is the most common way I have seen phones damaged and my biggest worry when using my phone as a camera or flashlight on boats I am inspecting.

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