Originally Posted by cantxsailor
I don't have a Iphone but a really old Sanyo scp7050. It has none of the extra stuff but it is indestructable. I has been in fresh water
at least 3x and salt
2x. I take out the battery
flush everything with fresh water, shake dry, and put it on the dashboard in the sun to dry. No problems. It is so old the rubber "armor" is starting to fall off. I drop it all the time with seemingly no ill effects and the battery lasts for about a week between charges.
I think some of the stuff for sale
now is just crap and they use various excuses to blame YOU for it's demise. 95% humidity will kill this phone? Are they kidding? That thing wouldn't last 5minutes in Houston
in August. Or 10min in my right front pocket if you get my drift.
Seems the polish is coming off some of the Apple products but my Ipod shuffle seems to put up with a lot of abuse and still works so much better than carting around its 75cd altenative................m
Have Both a palm 755p And a Sanyo RL-7300; The Palm is 1.5 yrs old & even w/screen cover and a Serious balistic nylon flapped protective pouch...looks like it went thru the garbage disposal. The Sanyo is 6 yrs old, has the extended (fattest) battery in it and YES, have to carry both.
The palm is for "work" and the Sanyo is for both wk & personal, sadly has to be kept for often inland in N.Central FL. (& Occasionally offshore) only ANALOG Signal can be received.
All the "new" pure digital phones are useless as tits on a bore hog when digital reception
gets spotty, meanwhile, the analog is STILL doing just fine. The Analog signal CAN connect to the internet
, very slowly. Have data cables
for both, use both as a modem
while aboard, and when reading the details on the "i-phones" they stated clearly "not for marine
invironments, OR humidity >(greater than) 95%.
Since anywhere in FL (like Houston) is greater than that % at least 2-3-4 times WEEKLY (if not all Week Long)...plus their scam of charging
for EVERYTHING, while the phone is about as exciting as my sanyo w/o all the "downloads"...I opted "not".
W/Palm at laptop
, used as modem
and data cable for Garmin GPS
& that chartplotter
interfacing w/both vhf's (other than the handhelds), Radar & the AH4000, it's "all good". Before extended cruising
we'd update the whole electronics
realm aboard w/either SSB
or Sat.Phone (or both).
Steve Jobs didn't get any of my money
for the RCA MP3 player, or an Iphone...probably never will either if they can't be bothered to build a bombproof version. Since he's all about the $$$$,(as in "who cares about last years model?") that most likely will never happen.