Waterproof your iPod

H2 Audio underwater iPod casings and headphones

Snapping digital pictures while snorkeling has been a reality for some time with underwater casings for cameras , but what about being able to listen to music while surfing?

H2 Audio has made underwater casings for the iPod available for $90 from Jack's Surfboards.com or directly from H2 Audio. That's pretty reasonable considering an underwater casing for a point and shoot camera starts at around $200.

The H2 Audio casings ( Click here for CNET review) come in sizes for the iPod video, the Nano, the original Shuffle, the iPod mini and the iPod 4G. H2 Audio does not yet have a casing for the new iPod Nano (aluminum), however, or the brand new iPod Shuffle. The casings, submersible up to 10 feet, allow for use of the click wheel while wearing gloves due to a special "Commander Scroll Wheel."

Of course, you will need the underwater headphones to go with it. H2 Audio's $40 waterproof ones have a neckwrap to keep them from flying off while you swim and are also submersible up to 10 feet. The cable coils in, so you don't have to worry about getting tangled up in excess wires . They also happen to work with any standard 3.5 mm audio jacks.

(Photo: H2O Audio)

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In a software-driven world, it's easy to forget about the nuts and bolts. Whether it's cars, robots, personal gadgetry or industrial machines, Candace Lombardi examines the moving parts that keep our world rotating. A journalist who divides her time between the United States and the United Kingdom, Lombardi has written about technology for the sites of The New York Times, CNET, USA Today, MSN, ZDNet, Silicon.com, and GameSpot. She is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not a current employee of CNET.

 

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