The iPod shuffle is pretty small, but it doesn’t do you much good when you want to go for a dip in the pool with Michael Phelps. For that, you may be much more inclined to check out the UWaterG2 from Fitness Technologies, Inc. They’ve developed the world’s smallest 100% waterproof MP3 player.
From what I can see, it offers a similar clip-like mechanism as the iPod shuffle, but it can head into up to ten feet of water without skipping a beat. It doesn’t appear to be quite as thin, but you could easily clip the player to your goggles or headband. Naturally, you’ll want to make the UWaterG2 with a suitable set of underwater headphones too. It comes with some extendable (12-40″) stereo waterproof earphones, plus four sets of silicon ear-tips and an armband.
Available in five different colors — black/yellow, black/red, black/blue, black, and ice white — the UWaterG2 waterproof MP3 player comes in your choice of three capacities too. Prices start at $59.95 for the tiny 2GB player, but you can upgrade to the 4GB or 8GB model if you prefer too. From what I can gather, it doesn’t have a conventional display (like the iPod shuffle), but it does have a “highly visible multi-color LED mode control” (unlike the shuffle).
I can’t imagine the UWaterG2 replacing your main MP3 player any time soon, especially if you’re the type to use your Android phone or iPhone for that purpose, but it looks like an interesting option for the swimmers or other water sport individuals. Just make sure your silicon ear tips provide a good seal; otherwise, you won’t be able to tell the difference between Annie Lennox and Lenny Kravitz.
FITNESS TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES WORLD’S SMALLEST 100% WATERPROOF MP3 PLAYER AT CES
UWaterG2 Goes Everywhere You Go – Fashionable Multi-Colored MP3 Player
Easily Clips onto Goggles/Headband – Perfect for Swimming & Outdoor Recreational Activities!
Patent-Pending UWaterG2 Features Waterproof Audio Technologies (WAT)
Highest Rated IPX8-Certified 100% Waterproof up to 10 Feet
December 29, 2010, Bogota, NJ — Fitness Technologies Inc. www.FitnessTechUSA.com, a leading provider of waterproof audio products, announced today the world’s smallest waterproof MP3 player, the UWaterG2, to be introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Booth #3130, held in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011. The micro-sized UWaterG2 MP3 player (0.4”x1.25”x 1.75”) comes with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of memory, and is certified at 10 feet (3 Meters) underwater. Available in 5 fashionable colors: Black/Yellow, Black/Red, Black/Blue, Black or Ice White, the UWaterG2 is affordably priced starting at $59.
8GB of Memory Fits up to 2,400 Songs (20 Audio Books)
With 8GB of memory, users can easily create a 2,400 song (20 audio book) personal playlist with up to 8 hours of playtime. The patent-pending UWaterG2 waterproof MP3 player easily clips onto an armband (included), goggles, headband, or belt for swim-anywhere/go-anywhere listening pleasure. “The UWaterG2 ends the boredom of swimming laps, letting you enjoy music and audio books while boating, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, walking in the rain, or running — this is the ultimate outdoor companion!” said Opher Pail, President, Fitness Technologies Inc.
“Twist & Lock” Earphones Provide Double Protection to Completely Seal Out Water —
The UWaterG2 features Waterproof Audio Technologies (WAT) and “Twist & Lock” technology that not only completely seals water out of the earphone jacks, but also provides crucial long term protection against corrosion — a problem that often damages devices with regular jacks. Since the UWaterG2 is rated at the highest level IPX water submersion standard — IPX8-certified 100% waterproof up to 10 Feet/3 Meters underwater, you never have to worry about accidentally damaging your MP3 player.
UWaterG2 Product Features:
- 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of memory.
- Up to 8 hours of continuous play time.
- Built-in high performance Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1000+ cycles).
- IPX8 Waterproof Certification – underwater up to 10 feet/3 Meters.
- Weight: under 1 Ounce.
- Windows/Mac Compatible – includes USB cable.
- Mini-Size: 0.4”x1.25”x1.75” (0.9x3x4.5cm).
- Sequential/Shuffle Play Modes.
- Highly Visible Multi-Color LED Mode Control makes it easy to use.
- Available in multiple colors: Black/Yellow, Black/Red, Black/Blue, Black and Ice White.
- “Twist & Lock” jack technology completely seals out water.
Designed in the U.S.A. with Patent Pending, the UWaterG2 world’s smallest waterproof MP3 Player is available immediately, priced starting at $59.95 from www.FitnessTechUSA.com and select retail outlets. The UWaterG2 includes the MP3 player, extendable stereo waterproof earphones (12”-40”), silicon ear-tips (4 sets, XL,L,M,S), armband, detachable flex clip, USB cable, owner’s manual, and international extended warranty. An optional universal adapter provides connectivity to other headphones/earphones. For more information, visit: www.FitnessTechUSA.com, email: info@FitnessTechUSA.com phone: (201) 457-0030.
About Fitness Technologies, Inc.
Fitness Technologies Inc., a member of The SAMCO Group, has been enhancing lifestyles with waterproof audio products since 1996. Fitness Technologies’ SwimmersChoice FM Radio, introduced in 1997, was the best selling waterproof radio for over a decade. The second generation TEMPOG1 and TEMPOG2 were the first smart waterproof MP3 players on the market. The new third generation UWaterG2, the world’s smallest waterproof MP3 player, was developed using feedback from end-users and 15 years experience. For more information, see www.FitnessTechUSA.com.
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