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Arena Underwater MP3 Player Review

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With most people using a mobile as an MP3 player you tend to have music on you all the time. The Arena underwater sports MP3 player aims to keep you bopping along in the one place you’re unlikely to take your mobile: underwater.

As well as the dinky little 4GB MP3 player you also get underwater headphones, a range of tips for use with the headphones, extension lead, charging cable and a little bag.

Note that the charging cable is a USB to 3.5 socket, something rather uncommon and which does raise a concern that if you were to misplace the cable you wouldn’t be able to charge the player or manage the content.

The player is lightweight and will float if accidentally dropped into water and is rated to work underwater up to 3 meters.Arena MP3 Player

It’s great there are a range of tips, you’ll likely need to try several before finding a pair that are comfortable and that blocked out water, any that allow water will result in it being hard to listen to your music.

Sound quality is just OK, with the volume to be very low when out of water, even if a different set of wired headphones are used and the volume is turned to the maximum setting. Music did get louder underwater and is a rather nice addition to any watery based fun.

The controls were easy to use, there are 4 buttons, with play/pause also acting as forward/back. There isn’t a screen, but as this is a swimming MP3 player and there are no settings this isn’t really an issue.  It was disappointing to find there didn’t seem to be a way to shuffle play music.

The headphone wire is very short and has been designed so that the player attaches to your goggles. However, if you don’t wear goggle you’re a bit stuck as the extension lead is clearly marked as not being waterproof, an odd choice for a swimming MP3 player but I assume it’s been included for that who want to use this out and about.

A niche product, but well worth considering if you’re a regular swimmer.

Available now on Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1DuBdqd and a version with a screen is on Amazon com: http://amzn.to/1xASu0B


AGPTEK IPX8 Waterproof Mp3 Player with Screen, Multi-Functional Clip Music Player with Waterproof Headphones for Surfing Swimming Water Sports

£34.99  in stock
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Features

  • ❤ [Waterproof MP3 with Screen] IPX8 underwater waterproof allows to bring music to swimming, surfing, running and other activities. Support songs catalog and folder viewer, and with screen off mode for easy operation underwater.
  • ❤[ Powerful Multi-Functions] Different from other swimming mp3 player with music playing and shuffle, it also gets functions of radio, folder viewer, music choosing and setting.
  • ❤ [Swimming Faster] Selecting one suitable size of 3 layers earplugs from the comes accessories, to resistant water leaking into ears and also isolate noise outside, focus on your swimming and swimming faster! The comes audio extension cable for your more sports or flexible applications.
  • ❤ [HIFI Lossless Sound Quality] You can download your favorite songs from your computer, support audio formats: MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC, up to 18 hours of playback time and more than 2000 songs (8GB) of storage capacity.
  • ❤ [360-Degree Rotatable Clip Design] Comfortable and soft grip feeling, stylish and elegant design, easy to carry. Just attach it to your goggles or shower cap, enjoy amazing music experience without limitation!

Tayogo Waterproof mp3 Player swimming, waterproof 8GB for Swimming Headset,sports headset, under Water Music Player

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Features

  • Unique Design - Headphones and USB main player separate design,free your hands and adjust its frame to fit your head as you like.detachable USB main player,you can update your music files anytime if you want.
  • Built-in 8GB Memory - Up to 2000 songs can be downloaded,support many format audio formats,wont boring anymore when swimming,surfing or diving,enjoy music anytime anywhere.
  • Waterproof & Humanized Design Earplug - Its IPX8 waterproof make it come true to enjoy music under the water, delivered with a humanized design spiral earplug, it fit perfectly in the ear and NEVER fall out or hurt your ear.
  • Shuffle or Order playing - This sports, water based activities mp3 player is perfect for E-BOOK and playing pre loaded music in any conditions. you can switch order playing or shuffle playing. Fit for purpose.
  • Warrenty - 30 days No-question-asked full refund and Replacement parts provided free the 12 months

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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