iPod/MP3 players... and how to make one waterproof!

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    Oct 09, 2007 6:24 PM GMT
    Does anyone know of any casings, holders, etc that are out there that allow a person to listen to thier iPod or MP3 player while swimming laps? (Other than that $300+ thingum out there that shoots music through your skull... i'm poor! icon_lol.gif )

    I know that i could get a lot more in and work a lot harder and better if i could rock it out in the pool.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 09, 2007 7:01 PM GMT
    I've seen a few on the Apple website, but they usually run about 70$, however today, i found this one, and am debating giving it a try...it's not a hard case, like the ones apple offers but i dont really know that i need a hard case in the water...

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    Oct 09, 2007 7:02 PM GMT
    H2O Audio
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    Oct 09, 2007 7:22 PM GMT
    You might want to check out Murray's. They carry AquaPaks -- flexible plastic/vinyl watertight enclosures for small radios/two-way radios, small gps's, MP3 players, small digital cameras (and I would suspect also for an iPod). I've used them in surf for a couple of years now and so far have never had a leak. As I recall, they were about $35 in the size I used (small gps). [Update: Looks like the MP3 size is about $25]

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    Oct 10, 2007 3:25 AM GMT
    Um... aren't there some fundamental physical problems there? For example earbuds (even if they were waterproof) are made to move air, not water. It would take a lot more power to drive them under water. Underwater, hearing is primarily through bone conduction (as opposed to vibration of the eardrum), and the speed of sound is 5 times greater, both of which would cause considerable distortion.

    Or is there actually some gadget that creates an air pocket around your ears? Doesn't sound cheap, or even safe.
  • OutOfEden

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    Oct 10, 2007 3:50 AM GMT
    For swimming laps I think it's entirely feasible to have earbuds in under a swimcap, but I can't guess how a watertight seal could be formed where the wiring reaches the mp3 device. Maybe you could put a nano inside the cap too (obviously in it's own waterproof container). Really though, I think the bigger question is why you want to listen to music while swimming laps, it's not a very conducive environment for music anyway. For me part of the draw is the sound of water in motion.
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    Oct 30, 2007 4:18 PM GMT
    Thanx guys. I actually got the H2O Audio thingum for my iPod and its A to the MAZING! Totally makes swimming for a great period of time MUCH easier!

    The headphones are indeed water proof and somehow construsted in such a way that the water actually clarifies the sound. I was worried because out of water the sound wasn't that great, but once my head was underwater JLo sounded pitch perfect!

    I just have to remember that i need to listen to mid to down tempo music or i wear myself out!

    Thanx again guys!
  • hotelbistud

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    Nov 20, 2007 8:25 PM GMT
    check out swimman.com

    its a great product!