Am I the only one who loves to read in the bath? Ok… I don’t have a bath, but I’d love to read in one if I did. The iPad is an awesome ebook (ibook??) reader, but bathtubs and electronic devices have a looong history of not mixing well together. UNTIL NOW! Yes that’s right, after reviewing a series of waterproof iPad cases that are coming out, we have decided that we don’t want to wait, and are going to waterproof our iPads ourselves. Hit the jump to find out how you can waterproof your iPad at home too!
Imagine the scene: hot water, scented candles, a glass of cool white win, bubbles to the ceiling, soothing music playing, and your iPad floating along side you to keep you company. Now all that can be yours and more with these REVOLUTIONARY methods we have devised. Disclaimer: we are not responsible for any damage, death, or destruction that results to you, your electronic devices, or anything else that comes from following this advice. These methods may cause your electronic devices to overheat, so use with discretion.
It has been mentioned that the quickest, cheapest, and easiest way to waterproof your iPad, iPhone, or really any gadget is to use the simple but functional ZipLoc bag. It works great, if you leave a little air in the bag as well, it will float your iPad in the water next to you. By by rubber ducky, hello Koi Pond HD! For those who are especially wary, you can also double bag your iPad for double the protection.
However, that’s just one way you can waterproof your iPad at home. If you have access to a professional sous vide machine, this device will cryogenically vacuum seal your iPad so that it is completely and totally waterproof. Don’t believe us? Check this video:
If you want added protection, you can always vacuum seal your iPad. However, if you don’t have access to a professional Sous Vide Machine, there are some smaller and cheaper options. Home vacuum sealing machines abound on the market, there are a few good deals we found on Amazon in the $20-$60 price range which is much cheaper than most waterproof iPad/iPod cases out there and far more multi-functional. Just put your iPad in one of the bags, hit it with the vacuum sealing machine, and like magic you’ve got yourself a bath ready, beach ready, rain ready, waterproofed iPad. You can do the same thing to waterproof your iPhone, your iPod touch, or whatever else you can imagine.
This opens up a whole new world for fun accelerometer based iPad games doesn’t it! You sunk my battleship!
And as a follow up post to this one, in case your waterproofing attempts don’t go as planned… we will be writing about the most amazing tip you will ever read anywhere EVER: What to do if your iPad gets wet.