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Five Must-Have Waterproof Devices That Make a Splash


These new-wave electronic marvels can go anywhere you go this summer—even for a dip in the pool. (See also our "27 Rules of Summer Style.")


1. Camera: Olympus Tough TG-2
Take photos at an ear-popping depth of 50 feet under water with the new Olympus Tough TG-2, which features super-fast autofocus and a brightest-in-class 4x-zoom lens that can get colorful shots even in murky waters. $380; getolympus.com

2. Smartphone: Kyocera Torque E6710
We've become used to armoring our frail-bodied phones in clunky cases. The Kyocera Torque E6710 changes all that: Dust, shock, extreme temperatures, and aquatic adventures are no problem for this military-grade Android model with a five-megapixel camera and nearly 19 hours of battery life. $100 with a contract; kyocera-wireless.com

3. Tablet: Sony Xperia Z
The Sony Xperia Z can go underwater for up to half an hour and still work perfectly, but that's not even its best feature: The Android tablet has a sharp 10.1-inch display that uses the same technology found in Sony HDTVs and is housed in the thinnest shell on the market—leaner than the iPad Mini. $500; sonymobile.com

4. MP3 Player: Pyle Audio PSWP4
Perfect for lap swimmers, Pyle's simple, compact, waterproof PSWP4 MP3 player is built into headphones with 4GB of memory—enough for about 1,300 tunes. And the battery lasts up to 10 hours for Michael Phelps-level training. $65; pyleaudio.com

5. Speaker: Ecoxgear EcoXBT
Besides pumping out far louder beats than you'd expect from a handheld speaker, the Bluetooth-enabled waterproof Ecoxgear EcoXBT can take a plunge and even floats in water. Plus, a built-in mic lets you field calls without leaving the pool. $130; ecoxgear.com

Jon Chase

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