Sony’s Waterproof Tablet Makes a Splash

Now, the Xperia Z isn’t actually intended for underwater use, and neglecting to secure the tiny doors covering the power and memory-card ports could easily turn your expensive electronic bauble into a soggy, useless mess.
Now, the Xperia Z isn’t actually intended for underwater use, and neglecting to secure the tiny doors covering the power and memory-card ports could easily turn your expensive electronic bauble into a soggy, useless mess.
Now, the Xperia Z isn’t actually intended for underwater use, and neglecting to secure the tiny doors covering the power and memory-card ports could easily turn your expensive electronic bauble into a soggy, useless mess. (Photo courtesy www.bloomberg.com)

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Once on the cutting edge of consumer electronics, Sony (6758) lost its mojo years ago. But every so often, it still comes up with something that reminds you of what it was, and maybe could be again.

Meet the new Xperia Tablet Z, the sleekest Android tablet ever. It’s ultra-thin, ultra-light, and it’s even waterproof.

Yes, waterproof. I left my test unit under a running faucet, dunked it in the sink and even watched a video in the shower. (Drawbacks: It was a little hard to hear the audio, and the touch screen sometimes interpreted splashes as finger swipes.) It came through with flying colors.

Read more about Sony’s waterproof tablet at Bloomberg.

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