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6 Waterific Instagramers

It's no secret that (like millions of others) we're fond of Instagram. Here are some of our favorite Instagramers spreading waterific vibes.

September 16, 2014
By Waterfi
Waterfi Adventures
Waterfi Out and About

We're a group of waterfall gawkers, beach goers, hikers, and world travelers. Here are some of our adventures from this summer.

August 20, 2014
By Waterfi
A Waterfi'd Englishman
A Waterfi'd Englishman

I guess when you think about it, an Englishman using a waterproofed iPod sounds rather logical. After all, we are the nation with various analogies and some quite literal phrases such as "as right as rain," "it's raining cats & dogs," and my personal favourite "it never rains, but it pours!" All of which are embedded into our nations general lexicon...

August 15, 2014
By Tom Forman
A Kick in the Face and the Determination to Go Forward
A Kick in the Face and the Determination to Go Forward

From where I stand on the shores of Mirror Lake, the water appears serene and soft. The kayaks and canoes competing nearby in the Lake Placid International Regatta seem to glide along the surface. Off shore a few hundred feet, the colorful swim caps of athletes training for Ironman bob along from buoy to buoy.

"SARA!" I hear someone call to me. It can only be one person…Danny Arnold. His tall frame bounds down the hill, past startled rowers, and gives me an energetic hug! Danny and I are 1 day and 20 years apart in physical age, but in spirit one might venture to call Danny and I twins. We share a reputation for cheering and chatting with our fellow triathletes from start to finish line...

August 7, 2014
By Sara Madden
5 Things We've Enjoyed in July
August 1, 2014
By Waterfi
The Kick
The kick.

Simple right? Not so fast. When your legs are in shape, your body is in shape. I believe this goes not only in the water, but also out of the water. My head Santa Clara Swim Coach, Dick Jochums, always stressed on the legs. Want to feel like you're really in shape? Focus on the kick each swim workout...

July 31, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.
Gizmodo Put the Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Through Hell

Gizmodo took the Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite through the ringer. Here's what they have to say about how it held up against their extensive testing.

"When we heard about Waterfi's custom waterproof Paperwhite, we were delighted at the prospect, but reserved final judgement until we could put it through the wringer ourselves. And after some highly scientific experimentation, we can confirm: This thing is a goddamn rock.

Of course, that it held up shouldn't come as a total surprise. Waterfi has plenty of experience in the gadget waterproofing game, with Fuelbands and headphones aplenty in its arsenal—all of which you buy directly from the company itself. The company covers devices inside and out with its "Dual Layer waterproofing process," but unlike some other waterproof-coating claims, the Waterfi's treatment doesn't change the look and feel of the end product. In the Kindle's case, the buttons are a little stiffer when it comes out of the (original packaging!) box, but Waterfi assured us through email that this goes away after about a month of use.

To start kick off testing, we gave our Paperwhite a simple water bath—no problems there. Since Paperwhites use capacitive touch, you obviously can't control it while physically underwater, but once we pulled it out, the few drops left on the surface didn't impair page turning to any noticeable degree.

Promising! So we decided to step it up a few notches; the grape soda, tomato sauce, vegetable oil, and honey notches, specifically..."

July 25, 2014
By Waterfi
July 18, 2014
By Quisha Girard-Lau
5 Things We've Enjoyed in June
July 1, 2014
By Waterfi
KOALAS
How Koalas Can Improve Your Front Crawl Stroke

The front crawl is the most common swimming style, and by far one of the most useful, powerful, and fastest of all swim strokes. It is most often utilized in freestyle swimming competitions, where swimmers are free to choose whatever style they want to swim in, leading the front crawl to become commonly referred to as freestyle...

June 26, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.
Waterfi By the Numbers

We set out to create a company wide survey that would give some insight into our diverse office culture. Read on for some of our favorites - from Star Wars to pizza toppings!

Waterfi By the Numbers
June 3, 2014
By Waterfi
5 Things We've Enjoyed in May
May 29, 2014
By Waterfi
Learn to Duck Dive Grommet Style

Do you know how to duck dive? Check out this little lady's awesome step by step video.

May 28, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.
Our ProcessEver wonder how our waterproofing process works?

While we do think our engineers have a few sorcery skills up their sleeves, we have also worked hard over the years developing our Dual Layer waterproofing process, which eliminates every air pocket and imperfection to give you the most durable, long lasting and trusted waterproofed electronics available in the world.

May 15, 2014
By Waterfi
Which Waterproof Fitness Track is Best for You? Which Waterproofed Fitness Tracker is Best for You?

With all the ways to measure your movement these days, it can be difficult knowing which fitness tracker to choose. This guide will help you compare and find the best waterproofed fitness tracker to fit your lifestyle.

March 4, 2014
By Waterfi
Can Crossfit Help You Swim Better?
BURNED OUT ON SWIMMING

Most of us who swam for a Junior college or University experienced the "burnout" feeling towards the latter part of our career. It was a feeling of relief that we did not have to look at the skinny black line nonstop for 1,000's of yards of pain. There was a small minority who thrived on the sport and kept competing even after their intense college experience.

For me, I needed a new outlet; I was over swimming. It was a great sport which shaped me into the mentally tough athlete I am today, but it had worn so much on me I could care less if I ever jumped into a cold pool again for anything short of a cool off on a hot summer day...

February 13, 2014
Grant Hasselbach is a waterman, sponsored kite surfer, Crossfit wodkilla and competitive swimmer at the rightful age of 31. He is a law enforcement officer in Orange County, CA and currently resides in North San Diego with his family, two children, and aussie pup.

Stay fit with your loved one this Valentine's Day by getting active together and enjoying your favorite activities with Waterfi waterproofed electronics.

1. Create a workout playlist of your partners favorite music or record a special message and load onto a Waterproofed iPod Shuffle to cheer them on when you can't be there in person.

2. Set a common goal and challenge each other to a friendly competition while tracking progress with a Waterproofed Nike+ FuelBand SE or Waterproofed Jawbone UP24.

3. Go on a kayak adventure and surprise your special someone by reading their favorite poem on a Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite as you stay afloat.

February 11, 2014
By Waterfi
We are human interesting

Local news in San Diego has begun to take notice and ask questions

Big week here at Waterfi! The last few days a couple local News reporters have started asking questions about the waterproof gadgets they see around town and those reporting skills have led them back to Waterfi. Joe Little from San Diego ABC 10 soaked up some sun with our president Royce to get some answers.

Joe earned himself a very special place in our hearts for sacrificing that beautiful suit in the name of professional jounalism. Right behind the ABC 10 team was the CW San Diego 6 and Nancy Aziz


You can find the respective articles here: ABC 10 and here: CW San Diego 6

May 31, 2013
By Waterfi
Olympic Gold Medalist Esther Lofgren loves her Waterfi Waterproof iPod

In a recent interview with OCinSite.com Olympic rower Esther Lofgren shares a look into training to take on the world.

We love the different sports and activities that Waterfi waterproofed devices get involved with. But even more than that we have a passion to see the people of those sports enjoy them a bit more and grow an active lifestyle. Basically what we're saying is that Esther Lofgren made our day.

In a recent interview posted on OCinSite.com she talks about what training to be an olympic caliber athlete looks like, why she thinks rowing would be a great workout choice for anybody and a few gear recommendations to get a head start on the olympic dream. Something Esther claims she has to have when she for her workouts is the Waterfi waterproof iPod Shuffle. She explains "My friend gave me an awesome Waterfi iPod Shuffle that swimmers use. I love it because as sweaty as a workout might get, I'm not going to kill my little Shuffle!"

 
May 10, 2013
By Waterfi
UT San Diego puts Waterfi on the Front Page...

...of the Business section with a fantastic profile including an interview with founder Royce Nicholas

The Union Tribune of San Diego came by and talked with Royce, took some pictures and put us on the cover of the business section of the May 7th, 2013 edition of the UT San Diego. The article delves into the history of Waterfi, highlights some of our products and even gives some advice for the future. You can read the whole story here.

 
May 8, 2013
By Waterfi
Kitesurfing with Pro Patrick Rebstock

How does the Waterfi stand up against the intense conditions of kitesurfing?!

Our buddy Patrick Rebstock's skills pretty much speak for themselves in this video. But in case you were wondering how the Waterfi withstands salt water or the more rigorous, challenging sports, here you go!

According to an article by kitesurf aficionado Jakob Jelling, kitesurfing dates all the way back to 13th century China when people were using Kitesailing as a "simple method of transportation" harvesting windpower to propel conoes and such. Over the centuries different forms of kites have been used to propel various types of vehicles over land as well as water. But It wasn't until the 1990's in Hawaii when kitesurfing--as it is more known today--was introduced to the surfing and wakeboarding community in Maui. Since then, it ihas become one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. An interesting fact about the dynamics of kitesurfing is that although kites do depend on the wind to achieve initial lift, once a kite is in the air it "manufactures its own wind, which is proportionately faster and creates a higher rate of speed for the vehicle."

Rest assured that no matter how much air you achieve or how hard of a salt watery-pounding you may take out there, the Waterfi will stay your ever faithful friend to keep you pumped.

For more info on kitesurfing: www.kitesurfingnow.com

 
March 24, 2012
By Waterfi
San Diego Magazine

Waterfi featured in this month's Get Outside issue

San Diego Magazine April 2012 Move it!: News, Notes and motivation to keep the city moving. Listen up, swimmers!

 

San Diego-based company Waterfi makes a Shuffle and a Nano that can be submerged while you do laps in the pool. Waterfi's waterproof electronics division started in 2010 and the swim gear shop opened in North Park a few months ago (40003 Wabash Ave. waterfi.com). they're also working on a waterproof iPhone. Meanwhile, another local comapny, LifeProof, makes a waterproof case for the iPhone 4/4s, you can even take undrwater videos in your backyard pool. lifeproof.com

It is great being in San Diego! Outdoor sports enthusiasts of all levels and ages have a huge community here. With such fabulous weather and coastal access, it's certainly not hard to see why.

Read the full article here.

March 23, 2012
By Waterfi
Yahoo! News that is...

Yahoo! News shows our Waterproof iPod Nano some love

Yahoo! News blog Upgrade Your Life gave a shout out to our waterproof iPod Nano. The show also featured some waterproof cameras as well as other waterproof and water resistant options for smart phones, eReaders, and speakers.

Check out the full video here.

March 22, 2012
By Waterfi
Tally Ho! Kitesurf Magazine takes us for a Spin

UK-based kite surfer details how our shuffle performed during an intense surf session.

Another epic Waterfi product review will be hitting the newsrack this holiday season in both Kitesurf Magazine and Windsurf Magazine! After hearing other well-known kitesurfers talk about and tweet about the awesomeness of our waterproof ipod shuffle, Kitesurf Magazine staff were dying to try one out. Reviewer says, "...it's great to have such a small unit..[I] could hit the controls through my wettie [wet suit] no problem," When pondering the question of whether or not he would want to take it out the next time he goes kitesurfing, he answers "Absolutely--it literally rocks."

Pick up a copy of Kitesurf Magazine or Windsurf Magazine this Nov/Dec to read more. Cheers!

February 18, 2012
By Waterfi
Waterfi in Health Magazine - Our first big feature!

Health Magazine tells us what they think of our waterproof iPod shuffle.

When Health Magazine contacted us and asked if we could send them a test unit, we jumped at the opportunity. Our shuffle was written up as a "must have" for swimming in the July/August issue of Health Magazine. Not bad for a company still operating in less than 400 sq. ft. of office space!

February 18, 2012
By Waterfi
Customer Spotlight: Dance in the Wild

Perhaps one of our favorite applications of a waterproof iPod we've heard yet. Participants all have synced music on their pods so they can dance to the same beat--together and yet individually—in the nature. Rain or shine. Dance on earthy dancers, dance on!

February 18, 2012
By Waterfi
Surf's Up

Waterfi invades Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo!

Thousands of surfboard shapers, surfboard artists and surfing enthusiasts young and old,flooded the Del Mar Fairgrounds this last weekend for the annual Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo. It gave us chance to mingle with interested surfers, freak-out passerby with the waterproof iPhone 4 in our tank display, and see some of the master surfboard shapers at work as well as some of the best surfboard designs/art out there. It was one BUSY weekend.

 

Director Royce Nicholas introduces the upcoming waterproof iPhone 4 at the expo.

January 9, 2012
By Waterfi
The big Apple changes the gadget game again ...sort of

Apple had a press event today detailing some of its new product releases and updates. Everyone was expecting an iPhone 5 but Apple unveiled instead, among other things, the iPhone 4S—essentially the iPhone 4 only better. The 4S will be wicked fast, have a better camera, airplay/video mirroring, iCloud compatibility, and the list goes on. Thankfully, this release won't affect our plans to still release the waterproof iPhone 4 very soon.

On another note, some of you may have heard rumors about Apple planning to discontinue the iPod Shuffle. We've been contacted by a number of worried Waterfi users concerned about our intent to keep producing or at the least continuing to warranty waterproof shuffles we have already sold, should Apple decide to discontinue it. Apple mentioned nothing about discontinuing the shuffle line which we are certain they would have done at this event if that's what they were planning. Shuffle sales are just too good and they know it! So fear not dear customers! These rumors are false. Our #1 selling and #1 loved product will live on.

Apple also announced they are lowering the price of the iPod Nano. We did too.

January 8, 2012
By Waterfi
Waterfi versus Liquipel

What is the difference between Waterfi and Liquipel? Read more to find out.

Following a very impressive showing at CES in Las Vegas, new company Liquipel has since received a lot of buzz about their waterproofing solution for cell phones. Waterfi has also received a lot of questions about what we think of Liquipel, if we do the same thing, etc. Although the concept seems the same and we do both offer water treatment services on electronic devices, there are some notable differences between the two processes and their applications, respectively.

Liquipel uses a vapor-based process that treats the device from the outside (with a nano coating that protects the inside and outside) whereas during the Waterfi process, we open up the device then use a special mix of compounds to seal off the insides. Liquipel states that their process makes the device "waterproof" on their website, however, they reccommend you don't purposefully expose your liquipelled device to any liquids--let alone allow your device to be sugbmerged--and they do not offer any warranty. Now keep in mind that water damage will void virtually any manufacturer's warranty.

A liquipelled phone will be great for accidental spills or talking on the phone in the rain, but it is not meant to be submerged in water for a long period of time or taken swimming like Waterfi products are. On the Liquipel website one can see various pictures of smartphones submerged in water, but Liquipel really only makes your phone water resistant not waterproof. We ensure the Waterfi process guarantees your device to be fully waterproof with our warranty and return policy.

Another big difference is that Waterfi and Liquipel are in different markets. Currently Waterfi specializes in just mp3 players, namely the iPod shuffle and iPod Nano, whereas Liquipel is focused solely on certain models of smartphones. We here at Waterfi are still working on perfecting the Waterfi process on our waterproof iPhone and certainly hope to offer the process on other types of phones a little further down the line.

So for now, if you need a waterproof mp3 player, you've come to the right place! If you are ok with just an accident-proof phone, you should try Liquipel and let us know how it goes! For the high amount of buzz Liquipel has been getting lately, there is a surprising lack of reviews out there from people who have actually had it done to their phone and whether or not it is durable, etc. But if you need a fully waterproofed phone, you will have to wait a little while longer. Keep checking back with us!

 
December 10, 2011
By Waterfi
Lost and Found: Waterfi withstands 2 days of rain

A lucky customer recovers her iPod in the backwoods of Florida after a two day rainstorm!

People are always asking us about the strength of our products. Can it withstand high and low temperatures? Can it really be submerged in water for a long period of time? Well one Waterfi customer has put it to the test for herself.

Long-time Waterfi customer, Dana, lives on a Florida State Park with her family who helps manage the park. She spends most of her time at the beach, fishing, and searching the woods for rare deer antler that naturally fall to the ground when deer shed them in the spring. Recently on one of her adventures into the woods, she lost her Waterfi shuffle. "I take my iPod everywhere," she told us, "I wear my pink iPod whenever I'm outside."

She and her husband went back the same day to search for several hours but all to no avail. The next two days the area saw a pretty big storm. Dana said it "POURED rain with lightning and wind"-- enough to keep them up at night.

When the storm cleared, Dana decided to go walk the woods again, hoping--but not really expecting--to find her ipod.

"After about 2 hours I FOUND the IPod! I couldn't believe it. I took pictures immediately just as I found it. When I picked it up and placed the earbuds in my ear and pressed "play", the music began (and I got the message...."battery low"). I recharged the Ipod and it works like brand new. I'm still in shock! If anyone doubts the quality of your product, I hope they will talk to me."

Dana has bought one for her whole family. "They LOVE them," she noted happily. Thanks for sharing with us, Dana. We want every Waterfi customer to be just as satisfied.

Dana's Waterfi right where she found it!

 

When we make your Waterfi, we strive to make it robust. So go ahead...put it to the test.

What do you do with your Waterfi? Do you have a crazy story? Tell us about it in the comments!

December 9, 2011
By Waterfi
Customer Spotlight: Shark Tank Guy

You'll never believe what this customer does with his Waterfi!

We've just heard about our new favorite use of our products: diving with sharks! A customer that works with Underwater Images and Instruction says it's great having music while hanging out in a surface cage (such as the ones pictured below) lying in wait to snap the perfect picture of great white sharks . Underwater Images and Instruction specializes in underwater photography and dive lessons. What better use of Waterfi waterproof ipods? If you plan on diving with your Waterfi, remember we don't reccommend using it deeper than 25 ft.

Do you think he has the Jaws theme song on his Waterfi?

December 7, 2011
By Waterfi
Waterfi and Green Living

The Eco Mama LOVED our waterproof ipod shuffle swim system! She details in this article all of its fabulous potential uses as well as its functionality. She endorses its value as the perfect tool to "give you that extra push" while you swim laps thus extending your workout and further increasing health. She feels that the happiness that comes with hearing music you like while working out most definitely affords you a "better quality workout." Read full review here.

November 25, 2011
By Waterfi
Down By the Bay: San Diego International Triathlon

We had a ball participating in our first ever expo this last weekend. Triathletes from all over the world stopped by to pick up a waterproof shuffle and check out a sneak peak of our new prototype of a waterproof iPhone 4.

Waterproof iPhone 4 release date is TBA. We also don't know whether or not we will offer this just as a service or whether we will sell the waterproof iPhone itself. We do know we will be producing them in such a way so that we may be able to offer a solid warranty on it. We always want to stand by all our products and guarantee them even through the harshest conditions—triathletes we are for you!

At the end of the day, we got to meet some really great, very active people, spread the word about Waterfi, freak out a good number of people who expressed their fear for the iPhone's life, and catch some beautiful rays down by the bay. Typical day at the office. San Diego is our town.

October 29, 2011
By Waterfi