Have you rain-proofed your gadgets yet?

Jun 15, 2013, 04:36 IST | Ruchika Kher

The rains are here, having saved Mumbai from a ruthless summer. But with the showers a new set of challenges face the hard-as-nails city slicker especially if he/she can't do without their gadgets. Fret not. When The GUIDE raises a question, there's always a solution to follow. We've pored over portals and scouted electronic stores so you can sport chic and stylish waterproof options to keep your valuable, slick gadgets safe from the rains. Go ahead, play that rainsong!

Bubble Shield PRO (Rs 4,199)
Have you ever imagined venturing out during a downpour with your expensive iPad or any other tablet in hand? The BubbleShield PRO makes this dream a reality. The BubbleShield Pro is IPX7 certified, meaning it’s rated to work underwater up to 30 minutes at a depth of one meter. After you peel back the plastic cover, you’ll realise that your iPad is being kept safe by three locking plastic zippers which are further enclosed by three velcro snaps. The resulting sleeve is lightweight and portable, yet strong enough to keep your precious tablet out of harsm’s way.
Log on to www.hitplay.in

Dry case (Rs 2,699)

Dry Case is a flexible, crystal clear waterproof case that allows complete use of your smartphone or MP3 player underwater. Simply pump out all the air with the easy to use hand pump and the bag will vacuum seal around your device and become completely waterproof. An air tight structure and medical grade one-way valve seal guarantees that your device will stay dry even when submerged 100 feet deep for an hour.
Log on to www.hitplay.in

Bubble Shield (Rs 699)

With the Bubble Shield you don’t have to keep your mobile phone hidden in the deepest corner of your bag and under coverings of multiple plastic bags. This mobile companion will save your smartphone from getting spoilt during the spill, so that you can use your phone without any stress.
Log on to www.buynbrag.com

ipad Sleeve (Rs 2,400)

Rain or no rain, you can step out in style with this sleek waterproof leather iPad cover that protects iPads from any damage because of water. The red flap adds a dash of elegance to the cover. Now you can tell the rain gods — bring it on!
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Black Laptop Bag (Rs 5,495)

If you want to make a style statement this monsoon, then this black croc skin finish laptop bag can be an apt option. Its waterproof quality will keep your laptop safe even if you get stuck during the rains.
At Lulu Australia, 3, Moon Stone Apartments, 65/E, Linking Road, Santacruz (W).
Call 26053236

Camera cover (Rs 3,499)

Whether or not you are an outdoor photographer, it makes sense to carry a rain cover for your expensive camera. While the cheapest option would be to use a plastic cover, for those looking for some extra maneuvering during an outdoor photo shoot, the Kata rain cover would be a good investment. The Kata KT PL-E-690 Element Cover comes with two side sleeves that lets you handle the camera controls using your hand. You can also use a tripod with this cover.
Log on to www.flipkart.com

Silicon wallet (Rs 1,099)

Keep your iPods, mobile phones or other small gadgets safe in this silicone wallet, which is non-toxic, durable, waterproof and oil resistant. This wallet that comes in a range of fluorescent colours is not just sturdy and helpful during the monsoon, but fashionable as well.
Log on to www.whysoserious.co.in

Marshall bag (Rs 2,999)

Marshall Amplifier laptop bag is made from durable and water-resistant canvas brass fittings with polyurethane and quarter-inch plug zipper pulls. It fits in a 15-inch laptop.
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