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Watch This Poor Bastard Drown Every Single iPhone In Failed Experiment

Video: You can tell Zach Straley means well. The apparently wealthy YouTuber won millions of views when he showed how an iPhone 6s was surprisingly waterproof. Surely scaling that concept up and water testing all 10 iPhone models would win more 10 times that many views…

Hands On: Telstra Tough Max

Are you one of those people who gets a little rough with their gadgets? Telstra has a fix for you, in the form of a dust and waterproof phone aimed at those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Check out the video as we have a little fun testing the Tough Max.

Columbia OutDry Extreme: The Future Of Rain Jacket Performance?

Columbia Sportswear has spent the last few years designing a new kind of waterproof clothing technology called OutDry Extreme. It’s a nifty reversal of waterproof gear design that promises to deliver unheard of dryness and comfort. But will it work or is it all marketing?

A Realistic Guide To Using Gadgets On The Beach

Headed to the beach this month? All manner of dedicated speakers, coolers and phone cases are going to be vying for your don’t-get-sand-or-water-in-it money. Do you really need to pay money to achieve that? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Let’s look at the why and how and save you both cash and broken phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: A Smartphone You Can Take Outside

The Galaxy S6 Active takes Samsung’s flagship smartphone and adds waterproofing, protection against drops, a larger battery and unique physical buttons. As the name suggests, it targets active people. Well, I’m active — can it stand up to my abuse?

We Tested Waterproof Down By Jumping In A Frozen Lake

Down is the most effective, commonly available insulator known to man. So long as you keep it dry. But new hydrophobic down coatings promise to retain its warmth when wet. We tested that claim by cutting a hole in a frozen lake and jumping through it.

Xperia Z4 Tablet: Slick And Slim, With Laptop Aspirations

There’s a new tablet in town. It’s the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it’s slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet. But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it, and it’s surprisingly plausible.

How This Tiny Startup Plans To Dethrone Gore-Tex

For nearly 50 years, Gore-Tex has defined rainwear. But now, thanks to an innovative new process that builds water resistance straight into any item of clothing, Voormi is aiming to end that domination. Here’s how their technology works.

Adventure Tested: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

With additional armour and unique, physical buttons, the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 Active targets outdoorsy users. Well, I’m outdoorsy, so I took it outside and beat it up. Does it work?

You Have To Scuba Dive To Reach Sony's Newest Store 

Some retailers believe that it’s important to make their stores easy to find. They will even pay a premium for space in popular shopping centres or streets with lots of foot traffic. Sony is taking a different approach with its Xperia Aquatech Store, one that definitely does not value convenience and spits on the concept of foot traffic. For one thing, it’s underwater. For another, you have to scuba to get there. On top of that, you have to be invited.

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