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Waterproof MP3 player

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From Lancerlink Corp comes this waterproof MP3 player for marine sports enthusiasts and skiers. The LAQA3 can function in water up to one meter deep. It features 1G built-in memory and can play WMA and MP3 audio files for eight hours thanks to its built-in rechargeable batteries.

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it's a bit like the army radion that can work 10 feet under water - now all we need to do is find a soldier that can work inthe same!

There have been cases for mp3 players for years but what I need it one that I can take on a deep dive and then use on my deco stop to while away the time. Even if I placed this on a deco bar as I went past it would be no good to me

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If we could just invent headphones that didn't "leak" noise to those not interested in hearing it, THAT would be an achievement.

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Was going to say it's rather useless for the professional swimmer because of it's depth limitation. But on second thought it's actually a great product for those spa bathers and for those relaxing moments in the bathtub.

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Looks a bit bulky for when I'm cheating on my 100 and 200m breaststroke. Can't they just make the iPod nano waterproof? C'mon.

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very good more deads because, i did not hear that jet ski, fisher boat, submarine, shark aproaching!

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Darwin candidates.

Scuba/snorkeling is one of the most dangerous past-times out there, want to make it more dangerous by listening to music.

Can't think of any guy doing scuba that want to get distracted either.

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dennis0bauer: What kind of noise do sharks make when they are approaching? Do they smack their lips or something?

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sharks - underwater very little noise, but if you on the surface, you sure can hear the splashing. Besides is nowhere safe from music? how about "enjoying nature" with all senses attuned to your surroundings? I guess the twits who snowboard while listening to their ipods will lap up a product like this.

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how about "enjoying nature" with all senses attuned to your surroundings?

A freaking men!

I put my mp3 player on the shelf about 3 months ago and I really have not missed it in the slightest.

People need to tune in to the world they live in more, in my opinion.

Taka

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leave you gizmo at home, sigh! if you going swimming or whatever. Enjoy nature, i can imagine some fool swimming in the ocean listening to mp3 and then a boat running over his head since he didn't hear it.

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A very seriously stupid idea.

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Scuba/snorkeling is one of the most dangerous past-times out there, want to make it more dangerous by listening to music.

Can't think of any guy doing scuba that want to get distracted either.

What rubbish! You have obviously not dived let alone done a technical dive where you might be required to "hang" and 3m for 30 minutes - I even know people that sleep on a deco stop!

It has been a while since I visited any of the scuba bulletin boards but I can pretty much assure you if you did you would very easily find an article about people trying to make theor own waterproof housing for some sort or music device...

And as to diving being dangerous - yes it can be if you are stupid and do not listen to instruction and follow the rules. Probably more people are injured or killed cycling in Japan daily than in a year diving

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Yeah, sure I know so little that I am going for the Instructors licence next month. NAUI not PADI.

And if you knew your licences you would know that it takes more than just Open water 1 to be able to take it.

But go head thinking that diving is such a safe sport, heck sky-diving is ranked safer than scuba.

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people trying to make there own waterproof housing for some sort or music device...

the same twits who listen to music while skiing or snowboarding. Doing a deco stop is a great time to chill contemplate life, you don't need music.

the advent of the mp3 player has warped people into thinking they have the ability and therefore must listen to music absolutely anywhere and everywhere.

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Listening to music during a dive? Yeah, that fool will be the last person I would dive with, if at all. The obvious safety issue aside, I wouldn't want to share a dive with someone who'd rather listen to music, any music, than listen to the unique and magical symphony of natural sounds that surrounds you underwater. Hell, I'd golf with someone wearing an IPod before I'd dive with someone wearing earphones...

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Sidwarwick “dennis0bauer: What kind of noise do sharks make when they are approaching? Do they smack their lips or something?”

I thought they came at you with a sound track? Well they always do in the films……….

As for this ugly looking thing, it looks like something medical & “can function in water up to one meter deep”. Wow! Just the right depth to get hit by a boat or jet ski. But maybe that isn’t such a bad idea, allow natural sellection to deal with those that NEED their music so bad that they can’t even swin without it.

As Libertas said above, stopping that horrible noise leaking out of head phones would be a far greater achievement & maybe a certain Chinese man in Canada wouldn’t be where he is today had that been done.

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"It has been a while since I visited any of the scuba bulletin boards but I can pretty much assure you if you did you would very easily find an article about people trying to make theor own waterproof housing for some sort or music device..."

Geez..things have changed. In my day we'd hang with our eyes fixed on our Orca Edges. I wouldn't even think of listening to music. But then I wouldn't even think about a decompression dive alone either.

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1st rule we learned NEVER Dive alone, your Dive buddy is VERY important in case anything goes wrong.

Both need to be there 100% for each other and you need to trust each other 100%. Had one guy that wanted to dive with me, when I checked his gear I told him I wouldn't dice with him as he didn't have an octopus(2nd air-hose and mouthpiece).

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Sorry to disappoint all the diving enthusiasts but has anybody noticed that the thing only works in water 1 meter deep?

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