Sir Apfelot Blog

12 August 2020
Definition of the IP44 protection class

IP44 - what is the definition of this protection class?

I have already explained the IP protection classes in general in this article. To briefly explain the composition of the numbers and letters: the first number indicates the degree of protection against foreign bodies and protection against contact [...]
12 May 2020
Anker Soundcore Flare 2 in the test

In the test: Anker Soundcore Flare 2 - 360 degree Bluetooth speaker with LED color change

The guys in the marketing department at Anker provide me with new products every now and then, which I can then present on my blog. This time the revised version of the Soundcore Flare hit me [...]
7 September 2019
Manufacturers often refer to the IPX water protection category on the packaging (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

Protection class IPX7 - waterproof or not?

The abbreviation IPX7 can be found every now and then in the technical data of smartphones, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers or other devices. The IP abbreviation describes a standard protection class, which I have described in more detail in this article. In […]
26 August 2019
EasyAcc F10 in the test

In the test: waterproof Bluetooth speaker EasyAcc F10 with light effects and drum mode

The manufacturer EasyAcc occasionally sends me products that I can try out in order to write a report about them. The current case is about the F10 Bluetooth speaker, which offers a few features that [...]
9 September 2017
The scope of delivery: shower radio, cable, instructions - and very important: a suction cup for fastening in the shower!

In the test: VicTsing Cantor - the bestseller of the waterproof Bluetooth shower radios on the test bench

A few weeks ago I read something about this shower radio with Bluetooth connection and then ordered the VicTsing Cantor without further ado because I was still missing a real Bluetooth shower speaker. The fact that he is on Amazon [...]
8 September 2016

iPhone 7 (Plus) waterproof and dust-resistant according to IP67 - what does that mean?

At yesterday's Apple Keynote, at which the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus were presented, among other things, it was said that the new Apple smartphones are water and dust resistant according to IP67. But what does [...]
21 March 2014
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Waterproof tablet from Sony: Xperia Z2 available soon

Sony already knows how to convince with details. Sony's new tablet, which goes by the name of the Xperia Z2, will not only be dustproof, but also waterproof. Sony gives these details: 30 minutes in [...]
6 August 2013
Marmitek BoomBoom 260 waterproof

Marmitek BoomBoom 260 - Bluetooth speaker waterproof and

The new Bluetooth loudspeaker from Marmitek is a remarkable device because it not only combines the practical handling that is common to all Bluetooth sound systems, but also has some great features in store that are otherwise hard to find: [...]
4 January 2013
Bluetooth speaker MS500

Waterproof bluetooth speaker for the shower

Today I went looking for a waterproof speaker that my iPhone can "feed" with Bluetooth. The iShower is simply too expensive for me and visually not my [...]