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Waterproof Kyocera Hydro View won't rinse your wallet (pictures)

You won't take a bath on this very affordable phone, but you can take it in the bath.

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Meet the Kyocera Hydro View. What's the Hydro View's party trick?

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It's waterproof! The phone will survive dunkings from a drop in your drink to a spot of surfing.

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Costing just $79 (about $110 or £55), the Hydro View is a budget option if you don't want to risk a more expensive phone when you're battling the elements on vacation or in emergency situations.

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The phone is also sealed against dust and dirt, so you can take it to the beach or off-road as well as to the pool.

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The Hydro View boasts a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper for underwater selfies.

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