Don’t Drown the Music
Worn around the neck, AudioFlood’s waterproof iPod Shuffle ($125, audioflood.com) is a submersible version (to a depth of 200 feet) of Apple’s 5th-generation iPod Shuffle. It’s perfect for use while lounging on an air mattress, swimming, snorkeling, spearfishing, kayaking or surfing.
The Splash Dash IPX-8 ($25, amazon.com) is a 100 percent waterproof “insurance policy” for your iPad (1, 2 or 3), Blackberry Playbook, Kindle or other tablets and e-readers of similar size. It protects against water, sand, dirt, dust or scratches. The IPX-8 case also floats, so if it slips out of your wet hand and into the water, it’ll bob back up.
Want to hear your music playlist, streaming from Pandora or your iPod without the mess of adapters and dangling wires on the boat? The Poly-Planar ME60BT Bluetooth amplifier ($229, polyplanar.com) with a waterproof electronics module and remote keypad control does away with cables and plugs. This wireless connection is a perfect answer for applications on small open boats.