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Pantech Element... Anyone else thinking shower mounted tablet?
I am sure you have seen the CES coversge of the Pantech Element- the water proof tablet. My first thought was how sweet it would be to have a tablet in the shower. Hey if anything it would make an interesting Skype conversation...haha
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Id just like it for music while in the shower. I just got a bigger hot water heater and have been pushing 30 minute showers and music would be nice..lol
I'm married BTW so I can relate to the 'stress release'..lol
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- 10-25-2013, 12:08 PM #8
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Re: Pantech Element... Anyone else thinking shower mounted tablet?
Like the OP, I am also considering a waterproof tablet system of some sort for the shower stall. I like to watch the news in the morning and/or have music running in the background while I shower.
The Pantech Element is still the only waterproof tablet out there that is reasonably priced. It also looks like the going-price hasn't shifted much since last October. The tablet still sells second-hand for about $150-$200 on eBay.
The downside to the Pantech Element is that, although waterproof, it is not steam-proof nor is it soap-proof. Also, the Element's software support is poor (it is running on an older "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of Android that is already outdated, and the mod-community is non-existent).
Am I better off buying a more modern tablet (for less money), such as the Google Nexus 7 or an older Samsung Galaxy Tab 1/2, and throwing it into one of these waterproof tablet pouch cases? Here's an example of the waterproof pouch -- it is essentially a glorified Ziplock-bag. It's not as classy or clean-looking compared to the standalone Pantech Element, AND the bag is "universal" so the fit wouldn't be snug. The upside to using practically any other tablet is that I'd have access to extra functionality via rooting/ROMs and essentially a longer life on the product.
On a related note, I previously thought about using Padtab but I don't think it is water resistent. So the tablet would be mounted onto the shower stall using the Dockem system for $10 --it's water-resistent and it's basically a glorified 3M adhesive system.
Any thoughts into this crazy idea would be most appreciated!