Luckily, right now the cost is prohibitive. 60$ headphones, a 60$ or thereabouts case, another 60$ for the armband to keep it on (damn things too small!); then thereís the replacement cost of the phone itself when or if it becomes water damaged. So the 180-200$ initial cost plus the potential for the cost of a whole new phone, is going to keep a lot of people from using this tech, for a while anyway. That price point will inevitably come down. The early adopters will be people who need to be (or think that they need to be) in contact no matter what. Think Dr.ís, traders and lawyers Š la cellies in the early 90ís. Police, EMTs and firefighters might also be early benefiters, donít really know enough about how all that works to say one way or another. DBAís or Sys Admins are going to be getting on these with a fierceness. Thatís why Iím digginí on it. My office has called my wife reporting an issue Ďcause Iím surfiní and not answering my phone (luckily the CEO surfs too, so we have a pretty good work culture) and she has stood on the cliffs above my break, hootin and hollerin and waving her arms until I paddled in. That only happened once, but boy she was a little put out. A happy wife is good thing. In the long run though, itíll be like everywhere else, everybody yakkiní on their phone or updatiní their Facebook status in between sets. Sorry man, at least thereís a lot more breaks without cell coverage than there are with it.
Come gather rouní people, where ever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon youíll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimming or sink like a stone
ĎCause the times they are a changiní
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Thread: iPhone waterproof case
Sep 18, 2012, 10:50 PM #22
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