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CCSR79
December 1st, 2004, 11:16 AM
IRiver is coming out with a waterproof MP3 case, that can be used with one of their MP3 players. The player itself is quite small, and the case fits around it, with waterproof headphones and all (going to the IRiver site you can see a picture). I'm considering buying it (wouldn't it be great to swim with music?)

Has anyone tried waterproof radios, mp3 players or anything similar to it? I wonder how it would work if I could secure the player to my goggle strap... It certainly seems like a great idea in theory!

Rob Copeland
December 1st, 2004, 03:36 PM
Also, check out the SwiMP3 by FINIS www.finisinc.com
It is designed for swimming so it should stay securely attached to your goggles.

CCSR79
December 1st, 2004, 04:03 PM
I saw that too, but it only has 128 MB of storage, not room for much music, and I'm not that familiar with the brand. Plus it was unclear whether it fit in all goggles are only the ones they provide (and I really like my goggles!)

The IRiver one, for just a little more, I can get a 1GB player, so that's why I was leaning more towards that. On the site it does say it for swimming (along with other water sports). Should I just give that a try? I wonder how the headphones would work under water (how much can you really hear)?

If I decide to buy it, I'll let everyone here know whether it's worth it or not, so far I'm just considering...

centaur532
December 1st, 2004, 04:07 PM
My understanding was that you could use it with any goggles, but I realise that's almost no storage for the same amount of money as an iPod mini (which is a huge ripoff because for 30-40 dollars more, you get almost 3x the storage).
If you try the iRiver, I'd be interested to hear what you think. When I get myself out of huge debt, I want an iPod. Of course, I'm still trying to find gullible people (j/k) who will use my referral link for the free ipod. That was not a hint btw. I'm going to hit up my family.

EyeoreSAM
December 1st, 2004, 04:55 PM
I had originally ordered the one from swimman and it was backordered for months so I cancelled. I ordered the finis one and it is really big and doesn't fit on my tyr goggles. I am going to return it because as everyone else has said, it doesn't have enough memory. And the goggles that they provide for it are HUGE. I wouldn't suggest it unless you like having a big growth on the back of your head.

Rob Copeland
December 1st, 2004, 05:59 PM
Suzanne

Except for “having a big growth on the back of your head” and only being able to store 2 1/2 hours of music, what did you think of the headphones? Did they work well underwater and could you hear when you swam? I was reading about their bone induction headphones and wondered if they are really different from regular headphones.

knelson
December 1st, 2004, 06:10 PM
Hey, that's pretty cool! I already have a compatible iRiver player, so I might have to buy one of these if the price is right.

CCSR79
December 1st, 2004, 08:56 PM
Here is the exact link for it... http://www.iriveramerica.com/products/svi700.aspx if you click on "buy now" it says you have to preorder and it'll ship by December 14. It's $99 just the case (you pay more for the player). I couldn't find any other sites that sold the case, but I'm sure once it's out other retailers might have them for a better price...

I checked out the 1GB player on other sites and was able to find it for $220 online. So it'd be about $320 for both combined. If it works, it's certainly worth it, even though the price is a bit steep, but just the fact that you can fit about 1,000 songs, and you can use it OUT of the water as well (which you can't with the other finis player), I guess it makes up for the difference in price, and from what I've seen the IRiver player is smaller than the mini Ipod (which I currently have).

I'm very tempted now!!! I might just get and anxiously wait for it!

knelson
December 2nd, 2004, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by CCSR79
It's $99 just the case

OK, the price is decidedly NOT right :(

CCSR79
December 2nd, 2004, 09:07 AM
I thought the price was quite steep for only the case as well... I was researching and saw they are also coming out with one for the mini Ipod for $149 (price is even higher!!), but I think there isn't anything very mini about it, as I can't certainly imagine having a mini Ipod clinging to my goggles when I swim! The IRiver is looking like the best option, considering the other ones out there, just wish it wasn't so expensive!

EyeoreSAM
December 2nd, 2004, 11:22 AM
For the Finis player the headphones work alright. I could hear well. They sit over your ear. I didn't like that they sort of flap around even when everything is fitted correctly.

carriem
July 28th, 2006, 03:15 PM
H2O Audio and OtterBox also make waterproof iPod housings. The OtterBox cases are a bit cheaper, but the H2O Audio cases have some useful accessories, such as neoprene armbands and swim belts. The swim belt is a great idea, because then the headphone cord doesn't get in your way while you swim. Also, having your iPod while you swim is really handy, since you can also use the iPod out of the water and won't have to purchase and load two mp3 players. SwimOutlet.com is having a promotion next week - buy an H2O Audio iPod housing, and receive a free swim belt!

Another good waterproof mp3 player to check out is the SnapSights H2O Man MP3 Player (http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/4609.htm). This one is great because it runs on 1 AAA battery (very handy if you don't happen to always be near a computer) and it connects to the computer via USB port, so no extra cord to carry around.

-Carrie


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