Wet Weather Tech:Tech Built For Rainy Days

Wet Weather Tech:Tech Built For Rainy Days

Joelle Alcaidinho
May 17, 2011

With all of the rain that we've been having here in the NYC our thoughts have turned to how to keep our tech safe from the rain. As we all know technology + water is not a brilliant combination (with a few exceptions) so it is with protecting our precious gear during our commutes and travels in this very wet weather that the idea for this roundup came to mind.

Rainy Weather Tech:

1) LED Umbrella: Rainy days won't seem quite so drab when you're sporting this LED umbrella. Follow the instructions by Instructables user Sockmaster to make your own.

2) Waterproof Headphones: Anyone who has had to walk outside in the rain knows the importance of waterproof headphones. For an inexpensive pair of waterproof headphones check out these by H2o ($30).

3) DIY Rain Protection For Your Bike Gadgets: Follow Flickr user James A Artis' example and make your own bike gadget rain protection out of an old soda bottle.

4) Waterproof Bag: A great waterproof bag is invaluable during rainy commutes. For an inexpensive and bright solution, check out this model from The Waterproof Store ($60).

5) Weather Radio: For serious weather updates and emergency situations a weather radio is a rather handy. Pictured is the Midland XT511 the "king of emergency crank radios" featuring not only a weather radio, but also a FRS emergency broadcast radio ($60).

6) LED Floodlight: A compact rechargeable light bright enough to actually be useful should you use lose power from storms is a must have in every home. We love this compact lantern into flood light from Joby, the GorillaTorch Switchback for its fantastic 72 hour battery like, brightness, and nifty looks ($60).

7) Bag It: Don't have a waterproof tote but still want to schlepp your tech with you? Put it in a waterproof bag like the DryCASE or a Ziploc before stowing in your tote to keep your gadgets dry.

8) Waterproof Devices: Of course instead of worrying about putting your tech in waterproof cases there is always the option of buying waterproof devices to begin with like this MP3 player from Sony ($60).

Other waterproof tech from the Unplggd archives:

How do you rainproof your tech?

(Lead Images: Flickr members Peter Kemmer and Pshutterburg licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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