When you think summer, you may think of relaxing by the pool, having a picnic on the beach or wading through the surf to cool off. Then there are those who opt for a day of fishing out on the lake or a relaxing river tubing trip. Whatever your preference, if you're always connected and accustomed to having your favorite devices with you throughout the winter, spring and fall, there's no reason to leave them behind when you venture out in the summer for fear of the water, sand and other elements taking their toll.
Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof – summerproof. Products today are more "proofed" than ever before thanks to the advanced technology developed and made available by some of the best brands in the business. So it's safer to bring them along on this season's adventures. That means you can still take all the pictures you want, set up your music for the perfect summer soundtrack, stay in touch with friends and even tackle that summer reading list you've been looking forward to for months.
Here are the top five waterproof and water-resistant accessories perfect to bring along for summer fun.
1. Video/digital camera - GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition
What better way to ensure that your summer memories live on than to get some incredible video of them all? The GoPro HERO4 Silver can capture the action – a day at the beach, a mountain bike ride or even some diving – scuba or sky! This camera has a built-in touch display for framing shots and adjusting settings, and the waterproof housing keeps it safe in up to 131 feet of water. Enjoy the lifelike clarity courtesy of high resolution 1080p60 and 720p120 video settings. Or use the HERO4 Silver to snap 12MP photos at 30 frames per second. Just mount it to your helmet, bike, kayak or other equipment (additional mounts available) and you'll be set to get crazy good footage and pics of all your adventures. Don't forget that this camera features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, so you won't have to wait to share your exciting video and photos with family and friends.
Learn more about the GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/gopro-hero-4-silver-edition/
2. Wireless Bluetooth speaker - UE MEGABOOM
For room-filling sound in a compact, Bluetooth® wireless speaker with a water-resistant design, check out the UE MEGABOOM. It's rugged, lightweight and delivers incredible, 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass - all the things you could want in a wireless speaker. Take it to the beach, park, backyard BBQ - wherever you're headed this summer, the UE MEGABOOM can hang with you.
Its IP rating, an industry standard that helps let consumers know how dust- or waterproof a device is, is IPX7, which means it can be immersed in liquid up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Plus, the UE MEGABOOM offers an additional, expanding set of features that's available through the UE MEGABOOM app, such as the five-band equalizer and the musical alarm. There's also a Double Up feature that allows you to connect to UE MEGABOOMs together for bigger sound. Also, did we mention the battery life? This speaker can last as long as the party and then some - it goes for 20 hours on a single charge thanks to the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. And roam throughout the party but still control the playlist - the Bluetooth range on this speaker is 100 feet!
Read more about the UE MEGABOOM or purchase your own here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/ultimate-ears-ue-megaboom-lava-red/
3. Charging case - LifeProof
When you want the ultimate protection for your phone or tablet, consider LifeProof cases: LifeProof FRE, LifeProof nüüd, and now the LifeProof FRE Power.
Not only will a LifeProof case keep your device safe when fully submerged in water up to six feet, but it will also protect against dirt, snow and shock. It's designed to meet or exceed Military Standard specifications as well as Ingress Protection specifications, with a rating of IP68. When you choose a LifeProof case, you benefit from the Four Proofs:
· Water Proof: fully submersible to 6.6 feet for 1 hour
· Dirt Proof: totally sealed from dirt, dust and sand
· Snow Proof: completely closed to snow and ice
· Shock Proof: endures drops of 4 feet
That means you can climb aboard that speed boat and take pics without worry when your phone is protected by a LifeProof case.
More about the LifeProof FRE Power
The LifeProof FRE Power kicks the functionality up a notch by offering, in addition to the four proofs, extra power for your iPhone 6 – two times more than the iPhone 6 battery life to be exact.
It features an integrated 2,600-mAh battery so it can power up your iPhone even if an outlet is nowhere in sight.
More about the LifeProof Total Water Protection Program
LifeProof cases are protected by the LifeProof Total Water Protection program, which provides one-year protection against accidental water damage (splashes, spills, dunks and plunges). Read about the LifeProof Total Water Protection Program here.
Purchase your own LifeProof FRE Power case here: www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/lifeproof-fre-power-for-iphone-6-avalanche/
4. Bluetooth headset - Powerbeats2 Wireless
What summer is complete without some solo time to work out, chill by the pool or go on a hike while listening to your favorite tunes? Don't take any run-of-the-mill earphones with you. Take the ones that you can throw in your bag and bring with you on all your excursions, regardless of the conditions.
Inspired by LeBron James, the Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones go beyond the ordinary with lightweight construction, dual-driver acoustics, premium sound and unmatched performance. With a rating of IPX4 (sweat and water resistant), they can handle splashes from any direction. Other great features include the tangle-free cable and the RemoteTalk™ control wraparound cable. This cable is designed to provide no-slip grip when changing volume, switching tracks, and making handsfree calls.
Read more about the Powerbeats2 Wireless or purchase your own here: www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/powerbeats2-wireless-red/
5. Smart watch - LG Watch Urbane™
Next time you're on vacation with a tight itinerary, don't forget to put on your LG Watch Urbane to stay connected and on top of your next adventure. Whether you're going deep sea fishing, relaxing by the pool or skiing a black diamond trail, the LG Watch Urbane will be there to show you all of your important incoming notifications and messages so you won't have to stop what you're doing to pull out your smartphone. It's IP67 certified, which means it's waterproof up to one meter for 30 minutes - so splashes are no problem at all.
Powered by Android Wear™ (compatible with Android 4.3 or above), the LG Watch Urbane is constructed with stainless steel a silver or gold finish and is operable even without a smartphone in your pocket or purse thanks to cloud access via Wi-Fi.
Use the Ok Google® app to send a text, play a song and search the web just by using your voice.
Smart notifications let you keep tabs on all of your appointments and events by setting alerts and reminders. You can even use the Watch Urbane to draw emojis when responding to messages, track your fitness level progress each day with the built-in heart rate monitor, and use the navigational prompts to find your way to your next destination.
Learn more about the LG Watch Urbane here: www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/lg-watch-urbane-silver/