Have you all seen the waterproof Sony tablet

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChrisA, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Anyone seen the ad where a "Sony Xperia Tablet Z" is running with the display on inside a fish tank? Next they spill something on the tablet then clean it under the tap then toss it into a gym bag with out bothering to put the tablet in a case.

    People at Apple need to see this Sony ad.

    Apple installs water sensors in their products so they can prove water damage and avoid in-warenty repair costs. Maybe they should follow Sony's lead and use the money on waterproofing and then have no need for the water sensors.
  2. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    Lol I honestly don't care if a tablet is waterproof because I never use it anywhere near water. A water proof phone would be more interesting.

    Idk why you're only bringing up Apple. Other companies do the same thing.
  3. Gypsy36 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Sure, that's the commercial. Have you tried the actual product? From all the reviews I read the waterproofing is hit or miss at best.

    I'm not interested in taking my very expensive, very necessary device underwater. I have an underwater camera for that. In order to make the phone be more than a parlor trick, Apple would need to spend some serious time re-designing the camera, the camera app and the casing. I'd rather they put that effort into other, more useful things. Splashproof would be nice, beyond that? Not worth it in my book.
  4. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
    I like to take my tablets into the ocean with me.
  5. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    I wouldn't be surprised if people like to relax and watch a movie or read on their tablet in the bath.
  6. Lloydbm41 macrumors 601


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Yeah, I like to bathe with my tablets. Gots to gets them clean. :D
  7. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2013
    Yes I like to watch things I like in :rolleyes: the showers
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    It's 2013 and some people still don't get it. Nothing is great unless Apple implements it.

    Watch NFC explode next year on the iPhone 6. Even though some of us Android users been using it for years already.
  9. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
  10. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I have NFC right on my credit card, so my first response is 'so what'? My second response is that where I am I have been able to use NFC exactly twice to pay for goods, and I have had my NFC credit card for years. NFC is a nice idea, but for making payments it will be obsolete before a sufficient number of stores implement it to make it worthwhile. Maybe NFC will be useful something else, but I think Bluetooth is better.

    In any case, getting back to the thread.... I think a waterproof tablet is interesting because accidents happen. My kids have aced two iPhones with liquids (soft drink, perfume), and it'd be nice if phones and tablets were a little more robust to accidental spills.
  11. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Who says it is just for payments ? Ever heard about NFC tags ? Once you start using them, you don't want to go back .. Phones is in its car holder - it enables GPS, enables driving mode, starts satnav app etc., once on my night stand, it enables alarms, puts it on silent, disables GPS / Sync and wireless .. once in my bag - it enables sound, disables wireless and the list goes on :)
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    My point was when Apple implements NFC, it will become mainstream within a year. It's already rumored to come on the iPhone 6. No other company (not even Samsung) can make certain technologies popular so quickly.
  13. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Waterproofing is good.

    How can some people argue otherwise??

  14. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    M'eh, but I admit I do not have direct experience with NFC used this way.

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