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Speedo and iRiver bring underwater MP3 player to North America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2009 22:09 User comments (5)

Speedo and iRiver bring underwater MP3 player to North America Portable media player maker iRiver has announced that through a joint venture with Speedo, the companies have created an underwater media player, dubbed the LZR Racer Aquabeat.
The device is IPX5/IPX7 certified, meaning it can "operate safely" while submerged in up to 10 feet of water. The player has 1GB of internal memory, but no display. The only buttons on the player are play/pause, volume up/down and next/previous.

The Aquabeat will play MP3 and WMA audio formats and has an estimated 9 hour battery life. If the player is ever removed from your head while swimming, it will float as an added safety precaution. The player will work on any PC with Windows ME through Vista, and all Macs with OS 9.x and higher.

The player cost $145 USD and is available in lime, black and pink colorways.

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5 user comments

115.4.2009 4:24

Fail

215.4.2009 5:31

more like sink

315.4.2009 22:43

Obviously, you are not swimmers or triathletes. I think this device will be massively popular amongst certain crowds.

On that note, some watersports enthusiasts might be interested in the Bluetrek X3. [url=http://www.bluetrek.com/product.html][/url] I don't own one, but I've thought about it. It's a water resistant bluetooth headset. I'm thinking about using it for water skiing, but we'll see.

416.4.2009 15:43

Neat idea to hit a niche market.

517.4.2009 2:30

Sound like it could be good for listening to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Music_(Handel)

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