Like really, really waterproof – none of this splash proof/water resistant business. In fact, it’s guaranteed waterproof at a depth of 1.5m for 30 minutes. How do I know they’re not making false promises? I gave the Z2 a bath (It can also be submerged in dust for 30 minutes but I didn’t have bulk dust at my disposal to test that unfortunately).
While most of you are probably thinking beach or pool, I’m more inclined to take a bath with my Xperia Z2 (which I’ve done, by the way. Submerged it under mounds of foamy LUSH bath water and tried to play a game of candy crush. Which didn’t work – you can’t swipe under water – but it was all in the name of science so sshhhhh).
The anxiety I’ve encountered from balancing a tablet or phone in my one dry hand while I read a very important tweet/try to pin something/read an email is a thing of the past.What else do you do with a tablet in the bath, you ask? Well it saves me from having to put my laptop on the loo if I want to watch a video on Youtube. And I can read a book via the Kindle app. Or catch up on Twitter/Pinterest/Facebook/Instagram. You know, the important stuff. Also: technically that means you can give it a wash every now and then – we all know how much germs hide on these things.
In the next week I’ll be looking at how the tablet fits into my everyday life. Also, I’ll be launching a competition to give one away – it’s worth just under R10 000. If you’re afraid you might miss it, hit the subscribe button that floats in the bottom right corner of the page to be notified via email every time I upload a new post.
NB – You need to remember to close the covers on all the ports in order for it to be waterproof. Don’t be the girl that manages to drown her waterproof tablet.