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Wash this smartphone with soap & water and you can even even scrub it!

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    Default Wash this smartphone with soap & water and you can even even scrub it!

    I think everybody will admit that our smartphones could be a home for various germs in our regular use. But we are are helpless as we cannot wash it. But wait, a company called Kyocera has come up with a new model which can be washed using water and soap and even you can scrub it like your dinner plate! The Digno Rafre is all set to launch in Japan next week. It got a good airtight design. Gone are the days of water ressistant phones, this one is really water proof!

    The model will be launched only in Japan for the time being which could cost around $468.

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    I think there is this product that not only charges your phone but cleans it with some sort of lights and waves. It is featured on the show shark tank before. The concept of a water proof phone you can clean with soap and water is an interesting concept but I fear of electrocution cases might be risky with this one. I remember a scientist said that a cellphone is dirtier than a toilet bowl.

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    It looks, like a good brand, and I watched the video, hopefully when it's launched and tested by people it actually works and last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I think everybody will admit that our smartphones could be a home for various germs in our regular use. But we are are helpless as we cannot wash it. But wait, a company called Kyocera has come up with a new model which can be washed using water and soap and even you can scrub it like your dinner plate! The Digno Rafre is all set to launch in Japan next week. It got a good airtight design. Gone are the days of water ressistant phones, this one is really water proof!

    The model will be launched only in Japan for the time being which could cost around $468.
    Would it be suitable for snorkelling/scubadiving? I don't mean in very deep waters, but just at around 2 meters dee. Or would the device burts under the pressure? I'd really like a fully waterproof device with a camera, as I can't afford a go pro.

    This device sounds really good, and it's also been proven that mobile phones are the dirties objects around us, covered in bacteria, therefore allowing it to be sprayed with disinfectant etc. Would be very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I think there is this product that not only charges your phone but cleans it with some sort of lights and waves. It is featured on the show shark tank before. The concept of a water proof phone you can clean with soap and water is an interesting concept but I fear of electrocution cases might be risky with this one. I remember a scientist said that a cellphone is dirtier than a toilet bowl.
    You are right, a mobile phone is a potential health hazard as it is a home for various disease causing germs which gets accumulated in our daily use. Moreover, we never take care to clean it thoroughly. Some of us even unknowingly take it to our mouth. It can act as a good medium for spreading infectious diseases. I think the washable phone is perfectly sealed with rubber parts at very joints so that not even a single drop of water can enter into the system.

    It is definitely an innovative product provided it serves it purpose in true sense. Recently a number of water ressistant models launched by Sony found to be futile and the comapny has already admitted that.

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    I just hope being waterproof means this phone is more durable than most phones. I wonder how long can it take contact with water? Is this something that can stay all day in water and still work? Is it also safe from electrocution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I just hope being waterproof means this phone is more durable than most phones. I wonder how long can it take contact with water? Is this something that can stay all day in water and still work? Is it also safe from electrocution.
    I think it will be safe from electrocution, and I think it will be able to withstand all the factors you mention above, because some non-waterproof phones survive after being lost in a lake for awhile and being picked up. WIth it being a waterproof phone the company would have taken all those things into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I just hope being waterproof means this phone is more durable than most phones. I wonder how long can it take contact with water? Is this something that can stay all day in water and still work? Is it also safe from electrocution.
    I don't think it can stay all day under water. I think they will put forward certain conditions to be met for the proper working of the phone like how many feet under water it can survive and how long it will remain functional? etc. But over time when the rubber insulation is worn out there can be a high possibility of water getting inside I think. What do you think about this? I think it can withstand heavy rains atleast for sometime.

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    Wow! I never thought Kyocera also manufactures cellphones now. Kyocera is a big company known for producing printers and other electronic devices. I am just hoping they will open in my place so there would be good substitute of extremely expensive brands which has water resistant phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I don't think it can stay all day under water. I think they will put forward certain conditions to be met for the proper working of the phone like how many feet under water it can survive and how long it will remain functional? etc. But over time when the rubber insulation is worn out there can be a high possibility of water getting inside I think. What do you think about this? I think it can withstand heavy rains atleast for sometime.
    You're right, maybe for an hour or two. I wouldn't purchase it if it couldn't stay under water for long, once my mum mistakenly soaked my phone with my clothes, she didn't know my phone was in the bucket and I had gone out, weird situations like this can happen, so I think the company will take it very serious.

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    I'd also be a bit wary if a phone or any electronic device that says it's entirely waterproof.

    While it might seem well built and designed, would you risk taking the chance, because I don'tt think I would, especially with the prices of smartphones these days.

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    I think a better safety measure if to use a moist towel when soaping and rinsing this phone. I wonder if it should be turned off if we need to wash it. Electrocution is a huge risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I think a better safety measure if to use a moist towel when soaping and rinsing this phone. I wonder if it should be turned off if we need to wash it. Electrocution is a huge risk.
    With all out speculations, we just have to wait until someone buys the phone and gives it a thorough review, and I can't wait to read it. I want to know how it works.

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    Even if I have a water resistant phone, I will not use water to clean it. There may be some disinfectants that's safe to use in phones. Also, I will never soak my phone for two hours if not necessary. I don't see the sense of soaking it as long as I didn't see the need.

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    I agree and just because a device might be waterproof, when it comes to cleaning, I wouldn't have thought there would be any need to actually soak the device anyway. A damp cloth would surely do the job on most occasions, and you can use one of them on a device that isn't labelled as waterproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    Even if I have a water resistant phone, I will not use water to clean it. There may be some disinfectants that's safe to use in phones. Also, I will never soak my phone for two hours if not necessary. I don't see the sense of soaking it as long as I didn't see the need.
    Yes, it would be too scary to put water directly on a smartphone. As recommended by others it would be more than enough if we can clean it with a damp cloth with disinfectants.

    Keeping a phone under water for two hours is the extreme I guess. But we can think about it from a different perspective. What if the device quite accidently fell into a bucket of water without our knowledge and this technology may be useful to protect it in such a situation. But I don't know if any such technology exists as of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    I don't think it can stay all day under water. I think they will put forward certain conditions to be met for the proper working of the phone like how many feet under water it can survive and how long it will remain functional? etc. But over time when the rubber insulation is worn out there can be a high possibility of water getting inside I think. What do you think about this? I think it can withstand heavy rains atleast for sometime.
    I think the phone will certainly leak at some point, for example, I doubt it will be able to withstand the lressur of being more than a couple of feet under water, for a prolonged ammount of time. However, it will definitely be waterproof enough to wash it regularly in water, and also to take it into the shower/bath if you wish to.

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    If this phone can survive underwater for a long time, It may help to solve some crimes. Many murderers throw their victims with their phones underwater. We know there are now apps that can locate a phone's location. I do look forward for this one for hygiene reasons. I remember a scientist saying our phones are dirtier than public toilets. Some people have tendencies to touch food after using their phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    If this phone can survive underwater for a long time, It may help to solve some crimes. Many murderers throw their victims with their phones underwater. We know there are now apps that can locate a phone's location. I do look forward for this one for hygiene reasons. I remember a scientist saying our phones are dirtier than public toilets. Some people have tendencies to touch food after using their phones.
    You got a point there. Well, I do hope these manufaturers will consider that. With personal use, of course, I wouldn't soak it even it is water proof. But you got a valid point. If manufacturers will invent a water proof phone that could last longer, then it can be of a huge advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    You got a point there. Well, I do hope these manufaturers will consider that. With personal use, of course, I wouldn't soak it even it is water proof. But you got a valid point. If manufacturers will invent a water proof phone that could last longer, then it can be of a huge advantage.
    I think having a phone that tracks you is bad, for reasons such as companies misuising that information, or hacking etc. However, a waterproof phone would be very useful, as many people that I know have water damaged devices.

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    A phone that tracks a person is quite common these days as the tracking is done by the signal and network provider rather than the actual phone itself.

    While some people might not like the idea, it can also save lives. In the UK not long ago there was a woman who had an accident who was trapped in the car in the middle of nowhere. She managed to ring for help bit didn't know where she was.

    The police managed to track her specific location from her mobile signal, and that saved her life, so it's not always a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    A phone that tracks a person is quite common these days as the tracking is done by the signal and network provider rather than the actual phone itself.

    While some people might not like the idea, it can also save lives. In the UK not long ago there was a woman who had an accident who was trapped in the car in the middle of nowhere. She managed to ring for help bit didn't know where she was.

    The police managed to track her specific location from her mobile signal, and that saved her life, so it's not always a bad thing.
    Phone tracking is great and was made with good intentions, but there are logs of humans who would take advantage of that fact and turn a necessary good bad, hence why people are wary about this gs that track them.

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    We all got pretty good points here. In fact, all that we have in technology now has its advantages, which includes tracking and water proof phones. Most were manufactured to make life easier.

    But everything has disadvantages too because evil people tend to abuse it and victimize other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    We all got pretty good points here. In fact, all that we have in technology now has its advantages, which includes tracking and water proof phones. Most were manufactured to make life easier.

    But everything has disadvantages too because evil people tend to abuse it and victimize other people.
    I agree, a very big disadvantage if having trackers in devices, is that criminals could track you down etc. However, I don't see any disadvantages with having a water profd phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    A phone that tracks a person is quite common these days as the tracking is done by the signal and network provider rather than the actual phone itself.

    While some people might not like the idea, it can also save lives. In the UK not long ago there was a woman who had an accident who was trapped in the car in the middle of nowhere. She managed to ring for help bit didn't know where she was.

    The police managed to track her specific location from her mobile signal, and that saved her life, so it's not always a bad thing.

    That was really a good thing to know. I think it is two sides of a coin, technology can be used as a constructive and destructive force. I think technology has more advantages than disadvantages. But at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that technology has made these anti-social elements stronger than ever before. They are the people who take advantage of technological developments.

    Police force nowadays use mobile technology to track people with criminal background too so they will be under surveillance all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I agree, a very big disadvantage if having trackers in devices, is that criminals could track you down etc. However, I don't see any disadvantages with having a water profd phone.
    I am referring to the disadvantages of the advanced technology. Water proof phone is one of the advantages of technology and I don't think it has its disadvantages too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    That was really a good thing to know. I think it is two sides of a coin, technology can be used as a constructive and destructive force. I think technology has more advantages than disadvantages. But at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that technology has made these anti-social elements stronger than ever before. They are the people who take advantage of technological developments.

    Police force nowadays use mobile technology to track people with criminal background too so they will be under surveillance all the time.
    I agree, however there's another side to what's you said about police tracking down criminals. The same mobile technology could be used against us, by criminals, scammers, and thieves. Whilst its good that law enforcement has access to this kind of technology, it's bad if they are corrupt, or even worse, if the technology falls into the wrong hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I agree, however there's another side to what's you said about police tracking down criminals. The same mobile technology could be used against us, by criminals, scammers, and thieves. Whilst its good that law enforcement has access to this kind of technology, it's bad if they are corrupt, or even worse, if the technology falls into the wrong hands.
    Here in my country, the government is too corrupt that they failed to do what they should do. Because of these failures, many citizens were scammed, robbed off of their money and some were even kidnapped or killed. If the government has been good at managing, then crimes like these should have been minimized

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    That was really a good thing to know. I think it is two sides of a coin, technology can be used as a constructive and destructive force. I think technology has more advantages than disadvantages. But at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that technology has made these anti-social elements stronger than ever before. They are the people who take advantage of technological developments.

    Police force nowadays use mobile technology to track people with criminal background too so they will be under surveillance all the time.
    I think your right and while some people might find the fact that they can be tracked using their phones, the question is why would that be a problem if your doing nothing wrong in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    I think your right and while some people might find the fact that they can be tracked using their phones, the question is why would that be a problem if your doing nothing wrong in the first place?
    Because being tracked leaves you to a high number of risk from hackers to scammers, they can use this to watch your pattern and it becomes a danger to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    I think your right and while some people might find the fact that they can be tracked using their phones, the question is why would that be a problem if your doing nothing wrong in the first place?
    That's a good point, however I'm sure we'd all be uncomfortable knowing that someone is tracking our daily routines and movement via our phone, especially if the person tracking you is a criminal who hacked you, or is targeting to scam you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    I think your right and while some people might find the fact that they can be tracked using their phones, the question is why would that be a problem if your doing nothing wrong in the first place?
    Criminals are very intelligent and they do a lot of ways to victimize people. Two of their ways is to track and hack to watch over people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    Criminals are very intelligent and they do a lot of ways to victimize people. Two of their ways is to track and hack to watch over people.
    Tracking could also very easily allow criminals to disguise as law enforcement, and scam vonurable people with little tech knowledge. Over all, I think the negatives of tracking, outweigh the positives of tracking mobile devices, as you never know who will get the data, and what will happen to jt.

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    I hope this phone will be released outside of Japan. Japan have so many cool technologies that never went outside of Japan like Paper DVD's and gadget that can translate dog barks to human language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I hope this phone will be released outside of Japan. Japan have so many cool technologies that never went outside of Japan like Paper DVD's and gadget that can translate dog barks to human language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    Tracking could also very easily allow criminals to disguise as law enforcement, and scam vonurable people with little tech knowledge. Over all, I think the negatives of tracking, outweigh the positives of tracking mobile devices, as you never know who will get the data, and what will happen to jt.
    Mostly negative I think. It can help in some aspect but it is more often taken advantage by criminals. Even just allowing yourself to track in social media, it is even dangerous especially if you post there where you are at the moment. So we should be vigilant and discerning when using these features.

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    The phone has everything to meet or exceed performance and performance to the most successful and powerful models of its segment; camera, battery life, and protection against water put it ahead of the rest; but it is slightly big for its class; the technology used in the display plays a bit against; As is very good smartphone.

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    I wonder if soap and water will ruin the paint and coating of the phone. I remember my little sister have a plastic doll during her childhood that got ruined because she bathes it a lot with water. I think they have to make sure the coating or paint will be water proof too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I wonder if soap and water will ruin the paint and coating of the phone. I remember my little sister have a plastic doll during her childhood that got ruined because she bathes it a lot with water. I think they have to make sure the coating or paint will be water proof too.
    You are right, washing something continuously will eventually reduce and worsen the covering and coating, which in turn will wear the material protecting the phone and eventually be the phone itself would be rendered useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I wonder if soap and water will ruin the paint and coating of the phone. I remember my little sister have a plastic doll during her childhood that got ruined because she bathes it a lot with water. I think they have to make sure the coating or paint will be water proof too.
    You got a point there. Perhaps they had considered it. My brother uses Sony which is water proof. It got wet a lot of times while on a pool. But when I look at its body, it's not like the coating of other phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    I wonder if soap and water will ruin the paint and coating of the phone. I remember my little sister have a plastic doll during her childhood that got ruined because she bathes it a lot with water. I think they have to make sure the coating or paint will be water proof too.
    I think they might have taken into account all these factors at the time of manufacturing the phone. The company even says we can scrub it, then it should be able to withstand it too. But is it really required to treat a phone like that? I think it would be enough to wipe it with a clean damp cloth with some disinfectants. In the case of plastic dolls, most of them are with clear instructions of not to use detergent with them as it can ruin its finish over time.

    I wish if they can launch it all over the world so that we can get a better review.

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    If this cannot be launched outside Japan, I wonder if English is a language option of it. You know it could be available online. There are many Japanese exclusive products you can buy online.

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