Speedo sports sub-aqua MP3 player
Underwater MP3 player for serious swimmers
Speedo’s latest swimming gadget may look like a desktop mouse, but it’s actually a waterproof MP3 player designed to keep you amused whilst doing some lengths.
Speedo's Aquabeat: whale song while you swim?
The Aquabeat may only have a measly 1GB of storage, but then you’re not likely to be underwater long enough to justify much more capacity – unless you’re David Blaine.
Waterproof earplugs accompany the player, which can be attached to your body in several locations. For example, the Aquabeat can be strapped around your head, although can’t be very good for serious swimmers concerned about streamlining and water-resistance. Stuffed down the front of your trunks, perhaps?
Audio controls are built directly onto the surface of the player and it’s recharged through USB connection.
The Speedo Aquabeat is available now online for $145 (£75/€90). A UK release date hasn’t surfaced yet.
There are better solutions already.
Something like a cheap ipod shuffle combined with a case from H2AUDIO and a set of their headphones (which are nicer than the Speedo ones too) comes out to less money and a better system with a better interface.
OK, laps in the pool, probably OK.
At the beach, I can only see this being a bad thing...
Please tell us when you can get this thing in the UK - I've been wanting someting like this for a long time now.