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True waterproof tech = peace of mind for swimmers!
on 17 February 2016
So my review of the Waterfi Waterproof iPod Shuffle.
Bit of a back story ...
I am constantly seeing runners/joggers/walkers/gym goers passing me by all listening to music whilst they exercise. I am I swimmer (ex-competitive) that now just enjoys training for fitness 2-3 times a week. I would love to listen to music but I have been let down by endless sub par alleged waterproof devices.
I stumbled across waterfi again hoping there was somthing out there to meet my needs.
I like my research and was intrigued by the following claims about the iPod shuffle and how it is waterproofed by a two step process:
"The first step of the process involves filling a stock Shuffle with “a rubbery, waterproof/shockproof insulator.” That goop forms a protective inner layer around all the internal electronic components, keeping the player watertight to a depth of up to 100 feet (30.5 meters). The remaining empty space inside the device is then filled with a second layer (of something), that protects against the corrosive effects of substances such as chlorine and sea salt."
It all seemed to good to be true so I here I am now with the item and here are my thoughts.
Firstly, the items arrive well packaged immediately fill you confidence that you are in possession of a quality product.
The waterfi earphones are well built and the short cord/lead is perfect for swimmers. I was also pleased with the additional ear pieces which shows waterfi really are thinking of the end user.
The earphones come with a 1 year warrenty.
The iPod is as you would expect from an Apple product so I don't feel I need mention anymore apart from you get a 2 year waterfi warrenty.
Once set up with my favorite tunes I was pleased with the sound quality of the waterfi earphones, they were crisp with surprisingly good base.
I thought I would test the waterproof claims of waterfi by submerging the iPod and phones in my sink. I couldn't bear going swimming and it failing on me there. I kept them underwater for 60 seconds ....no problems. I then decided to leave them for longer. I returned 40 minutes later and to my amazement I could hear the music playing away beneath the surface.
I have now been swimming in them 3 times and there haven't skipped a beat.
As far as I am concerned waterfi seem to have solved the problem of electronics and water. I am now a happy swimmer with music in my ears. I definitely recommend this product!
**Please see photos taken upon receiving item**