Thoughts, News and Banter from PowerPackXL
From cups of coffee to being dropped from on high, playing with the phone when the kids have a bath, to the popular ‘dropped down the toilet’ many a parents’ mobile phone has fallen victim to the hands of the children (more than once in our household!)
But one new handset – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – claims to be waterproof, dust-proof and even childproof.
Samsung have designed the phone, which is a toughened version of its current S4 handset, specifically for parents to avoid accidents and damage caused by youngsters.
However, the handset’s warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accidents, misuse, water damage, defects caused by ‘sand or dirt’, or ‘neglect’ – so the question is WHAT’S THE POINT? Is it just a gimmick for the PR department to prove their salary?
The S4 Active costs £480. It was announced in May, but officially went on sale earlier this month, I for one won’t be rushing down to Carphone Warehouse, as at the end of the day, I’ve got phone cover so I guess I will do what I’ve always done and claim on the insurance!
Samsung calls it ‘the perfect companion for exploration, activity and adventure’.
It has been designed to stay underwater for up to 30 minutes and take pictures with a waterproof camera, which is a better feature that maybe they should of ‘focused on’ rather than the gimmicky stuff? I guess time will tell if this will remain a top seller or if the new iPhone 5S (or what ever they call it) will be the new market leader.
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