For many, music is essential to their lives. For another many, so are swimming and any other water activities. If you’re in both of those groups, you may want to invest in a waterproof MP3 player to use underwater. Although I won’t be covering them, you need to remember to get some underwater earphones or headphones as well. Most waterproof MP3 players come with them.
I don’t really recommend getting a waterproof case for your current MP3 player because the only ones that really work are for the mainstream ones, such as iPods, but those are too valuable to be taking underwater. But, if you want, there is the option for making the iPod shuffle 4th generation waterproof.
So, if you haven’t already made up your mind to get a case or a waterproof upgrade to a currently owned MP3 player, you can choose from a few brands, including Oregon, Speedo and FINIS. Oregon offers the cheaper option, with 256-512 MB of storage and 1 metre/30 minutes endurance. It’s also the only one out of the three with a FM tuner. The SwiMP3 FINIS MP3 player will be able to clip onto your swim gear and has 128-512 MB capacities. The Speedo Aquabeat 1-2 GB MP3 players are more water and shock resistant, in 3 metres of water. It can float in water and also attach to swim gear. Additionally, the design is more ergonomic than the others for an underwater mp3 player.
The best waterproof MP3 player can be the Oregon Scientific Waterproof MP3 player, the Speedo waterproof MP3 player, your regular MP3 player in a case, or the protected 4th gen iPod shuffle. But, there is another option here that will probably be the most appealing.
Atlantis offers 4-8 GB Deluxe Waterproof MP3 players. This waterproof MP3 player selection is actually cheaper than the Speedo one, with different ergonomics, a 10 metre water resistance depth, and lasts 20+ hours, whereas the Speedo one only lasts 9 hours. The design is less bulky, which can be better or worse depending on your preference of an underwater MP3 player.
I’ll give you another option, in case you haven’t made up your mind yet. Century’s Dolphin waterproof MP3 player is wrapped in silicone tube with secure cable-ties. The waterproof depth is 1 metre; the capacity is 1 GB; and the battery is 8 hours. The price is cheaper than the Speedo option, but again, the ergonomics of this MP3 player aren’t as impressive. The Atlantis one should appeal the most, as it has a larger resistance to water; the longest battery life; the largest memory capacity; and also not pricey.
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