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Waterproof MP3 Players...

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I don't have (or want) and iPod. I want 1-4GB, waterproof enough to use squirt boating, shockproof, decent headphones, battery life, etcetcetc....

Come on UKRGB, show me the love, what have you got?!

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Those are lovely... I'm almost tempted....

Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NU-Dolphin-Wate ... 74-9202838

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Tom_Laws wrote:Those are lovely... I'm almost tempted....

Has anyone used one of these?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NU-Dolphin-Wate ... 74-9202838
Tom

Wildswimmer Pete has one of those. He posted about them in a thread of mine earlier in the week. Maybe a quick PM to him is in order.

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Try Shred Ready (the helmet manufacture), they have waterproof MP3 players & waterproof headphones which attach to their helmets.

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Post by younggun »

These look awesome - http://www.liquidforce.com/liquid-tunes.htm
Just search on google and there are several places that stock them such as - http://www.buywake.com/catalog/shopbybr ... terproofAV

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Mine cost £25(£824)

Creative Zen Stone 1GB £19.99
Earphones off ebay £4.99
Waterproof Case Free with last seasons Dagger Creekboats.

Used it creeking in Scotland, playboating and swimming.

Will put some pics up tomorrow.

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peakfreak wrote: Wildswimmer Pete has one of those. He posted about them in a thread of mine earlier in the week. Maybe a quick PM to him is in order.
I do have one, but I haven't used it in anger yet. I really should try to have some pics taken of me wearing it in the water as I've been commissioned to write up a review of it.

However, some details:

The unit comes in a small alloy cyclinder, and the plug that comes fitted to the waterproof earphones is screwed in place with an "O" ring seal. The non waterproof sports earphones also supplied do not have a waterproof connector. A "2 into 1" extension lead is supplied which takes two pairs of headphones. This also has a waterproof screw-in connection to the unit. Charging and data loading is via USB cable which has a special 3.5mm connector that fits into the headphone socket.

Loading with music is very simple - none of the restrictive and cumbersome iTunes-style bloatware needed. Just drag-and-drop in "My Computer" although if loading DRM protected music (none of mine is) you'd probably have to use Windows Media Player. Formats played: mp3 and WMA.

System requirements: Windows ME/2000/XP (and presumably Vista)
For Macs: MacOS 8.6+
Linux 2.4.0

I bought the NuDolphin for open-water as not only is it much lighter and tougher than my Otter-boxed iPod, should it somehow come adrift it floats. Not only that, it's fitted to my goggles so well out of the way. The lack of a hard drive means the unit can be treated reasonably roughly. When using my iPod in my health club's jacuzzi I have to remove it from my trunks and leave on the edge behind me, otherwise the jolting and bouncing of the jets could damage the HDD as well as possibly forcing water past the Otter-box's gasket.

Edit: WMA at 64kb/s gives the same quality as mp3 at 128kb/s. At 64kb/s the average album occupies around 30MB, so the Nu Dolphin would be able to store more than thirty albums.

Hope this helps

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Tom_Laws wrote:I don't have (or want) and iPod. I want 1-4GB, waterproof enough to use squirt boating, shockproof, decent headphones, battery life, etcetcetc....

Come on UKRGB, show me the love, what have you got?!

Tom
Buy an iPod 'cos they are cool. Then go squirt boating and hum to yourself.

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I have a case just like that. Infact I have several. Did you drill and seal, or just clamp the wire into the seal?

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I used a file and just made a little notch for the wire to go through on the lid so it didn't ruin the rubber seal. I then used a bit of insulation tape to make a better seal.

I wear it under my paddling kit and the wire comes up the neck seal so even without the box it will stay dry.

Used it playboating, surfing and creeking and never had problems
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Is it only me that thinks this thread is pure hedonism?

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tizereyes wrote:Is it only me that thinks this thread is pure hedonism?
A bit, it also seems a bit sad that we have to have music all the time.

But It Is a free country and if thats what you want to do, go for it.
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Sometimes it's fun to do stuff to music though. I love skiing to drum and bass, and just getting intop a rythm with my turns.

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TheKrikkitWars wrote:
tizereyes wrote:Is it only me that thinks this thread is pure hedonism?
A bit, it also seems a bit sad that we have to have music all the time.

But It Is a free country and if thats what you want to do, go for it.
Actually, I want music to motivate me during long boring flat paddles.

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American import but try this

http://www.swimman.com/main.html

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My Nu Dolphin contraption arrived this morning.

Its small, light, easy to put music on to, and looks pretty robust. I took it for a blast up and down the straits this evening, and it was "just the job". The earphones stick in your ear'oles nicely, and while the sound quality is slightly tinny, it's certainly listenable. The supplied waterproof headphones are a little short, but the front pocket of a cag, sleeve pocket, or using the rather natty armband thing means that it is kept out of the way.

The controls are a little fiddly, and there is no screen to tell you what is going on, or shuffle options.

All in all, very handy for listening to the somewhat disappointing new album by Pendulum while doing paddling that is otherwise boring.

Cheers to WS Pete for the info.

Tom

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I know Mr Laws already said this is for motivation during long stretches of flat water - but this thread got me thinking; is this really a good idea?

Don't get me wrong - I usually jump at the chance of stupid ideas* but is this one kosher?

porl:D

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porlhews wrote:Don't get me wrong - I usually jump at the chance of stupid ideas* but is this one kosher?

porl:D#

*shameless plug.
That is so mental that I had to donate some cash. Good luck!

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Tom_Laws wrote:
porlhews wrote:Don't get me wrong - I usually jump at the chance of stupid ideas* but is this one kosher?

porl:D#

*shameless plug.
That is so mental that I had to donate some cash. Good luck!
Cheers Tom - means a lot to me!

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Had my Nu-Dolpihin for about 6 months now and still going strong. Although finding the battery runs out really quick (quicker than I thought) in cold water. Still love it though!

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So is the general agreement that if you dont already have an iPod and wanty to listen to tunes in't water the NuDolphin is the badger?

I'm thinking of this one so that the rage of listening to that fatty Chris Moyles makes me swim paddle/harder!
http://www.nu-global.com/product.aspx?c ... P_00000068

Any thoughts?
Lets not try to understand each other. Thanks.

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Tom_Laws wrote:I don't have (or want) and iPod. I want 1-4GB, waterproof enough to use squirt boating, shockproof, decent headphones, battery life, etcetcetc....

Come on UKRGB, show me the love, what have you got?!

Tom

Tom,

I got one of these.....

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Last November for the cheeky solo runs and to liven up the play sessions, I cost £40 and is surprisingly rugged and comes with armband. Check them out here on ebay

Worth the tiny investment & at 40 bucks if you break or loose it its not the end of the world.


Adrian

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Hey Adrian - how's the battery life on that one? Does it take music off of i Tunes? What music format does it play??

Think I'm finally going to invest in one too - although tempted just to buy a shuffle and some waterproof headphones and a bag...

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