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mattcube64
Jan 13, 2009, 05:59 PM
Hey guys!

Normally when I go to the gym, I just take my iPhone with me to listen to music. Which works just fine while doing cardio and weights.

However, I normally have to put my phone into a locker before heading to the sauna for 30 minutes or so at the end of each workout. My anti-social-ness has been making me irritable every time I go because the other people in the sauna always want to engage in conversation.... and I'd rather just lay back and relax. ;p

I was thinking of grabbing an iPod shuffle to take in with me. However, I know being a wet-sauna it's probably a bad idea. But maybe I'm wrong; can a shuffle (or any iPod for that matter) stand up to a sauna just fine?



Tallest Skil
Jan 13, 2009, 06:00 PM
One vote for horrible idea. The Tech Specs page mentions humidity...

5-95%, noncondensing.

So a sauna just might not be a good idea.

gnasher729
Jan 13, 2009, 06:49 PM
[QUOTE=mattcube64;6929729However, I normally have to put my phone into a locker before heading to the sauna for 30 minutes or so at the end of each workout. My anti-social-ness has been making me irritable every time I go because the other people in the sauna always want to engage in conversation.... and I'd rather just lay back and relax. ;p[/QUOTE]

It is a horrible idea. But you will get your deserved punishment when you let that iPod touch your skin.

smurfjammer
Jan 13, 2009, 07:36 PM
If you want to be anti-social just take a pair of old headphones in and hide the plug end of the cord and pretend that you're listening to something :D

Tomorrow
Jan 13, 2009, 09:51 PM
One vote for horrible idea. The Tech Specs page mentions humidity...

5-95%, noncondensing.

So a sauna just might not be a good idea.

How's that? Humidity in a typical sauna ranges from about 10-25%. It's borderline impossible to maintain humidity less than that.

Most likely the 5% minimum humidity is recommended to thwart static electricity - but even at 5% it would still have to be somewhat cool, if not cold, to have a static electricity problem.

tobefirst
Jan 13, 2009, 10:30 PM
This would work. (http://swimman.com/main.html)

Joebot
May 2, 2009, 09:14 PM
I've been taking my shuffle in the sauna for several months now... no problems yet!