iPad 2's Water Resistance, Any Whatsoever?

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  1. JerryBrendle

    JerryBrendle iPF Novice

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    'Just wondering if the iPad 2 offers any degree of water resistance? Occasionally I may need to use the unit outside in a light drizzle and I was wondering if this is enough H2O to give it a problem.
     
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    Put it in a Ziplock bag or buy a water-resistant case. There are several such iPad cases on Amazon, for instance.

    In a Japanese yen store, I found a transparent book jacket that's the exact size of an iPad. You might check for something similar. It cost me about a buck or two USD.
     
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    The water resistance of the 'naked' iPad is close to zero. In fact, there have been several reports on the Forum from Members who have let moisture ingress into the dock connector and where the contacts there have started to corrode. Moral of the story - iPads and moisture (let alone water) do not mix.

    I still remember the days when it was 'de rigueur' to keep computers in air conditioned rooms....

    Tim
     
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    Yup. In Asia, some people with iiOS devices were having problems caused by humidity alone!
     
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    I'm reading this thread while sitting in a bathroom full of steam from the shower. Guess it wasn't the smartest idea to bring it in

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    I don't think it has much resistance. My iPhone on the other hand has been doing well, it's really hot these couple of weeks and I've had to wipe what looks like condensation off the screen a couple times. It doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

    I would try to be careful though, not worth risking it.
     
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    Definitely not - but don't despair - let it 'dry out' as soon as possible.

    One idea I've seen mentioned by Members who have had their iPads suffer 'total immersion' is to place it in a bag of (dried) rice. It's super-absorbent and quickly dries the iPad out.

    Tim
     
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    I use mine in the shower and occasionally go swimming with it. No negative issues at all.

    Only issue is that the screen gets kind of blurry from all of the water that leaks between the LCD screen and the Capacitive glass.... sometimes it takes DAYS for it to dry out and start working normal on dry land. Last time I had to get it replaced.

    Other than that..... yes
     
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    You mad wag, you!
     
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    Lol say what?

    Sent from my iPad2 using iPF
     
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    I use mine to coach soccer. Picked up a waterproof case at dndistribution.com the cheaper one its a decent solution. But there are a bunch of zip lock bag type of solutions out there. Overboard in UK has one with a handle that is nice. Seal Line is good too.
     

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