There is a new phone appearing online at the moment that seems to be aimed at laborers, The Sanyo Taho is Sprint’s first fully submersible phone and it is available for a shade less than $100. For those of you who need a good, tough phone they don’t come much tougher than this.
On a recent fishing trip I went on, one of my friends accidentally dropped his Samsung Galaxy S into the lake. The phone was found (eventually) after being submerged for a good 5 minutes. As soon as it was found we took it apart put it in the car and left it for a while. Once we had finished our trip we examined the phone and it would turn on but there was nothing appearing on the screen. My friend then left his phone in dry cupboard for a few weeks and tried it out. To our amazement the phone was again fully functional, in my opinion he is a very lucky boy!
Had he bought a phone like the Sanyo Taho then there wouldn’t have been any problems, he could have just picked it out of the lake and then carried on as normal. The design of the phone is simple and effective with a non slip rubber casing and can withstand shock, dust, rain and even complete submersion.
It comes equipped with a 2 mega pixel camera complete with an LED flash, 2” QVGA TFT display as well as a 1” external monochrome display. It has also has Bluetooth, GPS, microSHSD and video recording capabilities. It only has up to 250MB of internal storage but the card slot allows memory of up to 32GB as well as offering talk time of up to around 6 hours. The design is a clamshell style and will make people who have already lost their phones to the elements realise just how valuable all it’s features really are.
There are a few other waterproof phones around, you can see some of the designs that we have found on Google here. Remember, this isn’t the only heavy duty mobile phone on the market, so for some ideas we have also found a number of websites that show you more models which you can view here. Whilst this may not be the most technologically advanced phone features wise, to be able to withstand the elements gives this phone a different type of advancement. To read more about this head over to bgr.com where Zack Epstein has written an article.
Is this the sort of toughness you need from a phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.