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Music to their ears: Yes, swimmers can enjoy tunes, too



Joggers have been enjoying the spring weather, rockin’ to the tunes in their headsets as they’re clicking off miles. Swimmers, on the other hand, enjoy only the cadence of splashes and breathing, since electronics and water usually don’t mix. But with there are increasingly more options for underwater entertainment.Here are a few:

interval.jpgH20 Audio’s Interval Waterproof Case and Headphone System: The waterproof case, which attaches to the straps of your goggles, holds your iPod shuffle. Just reach back for the control buttons to skip tracks or change the volume. The wiring for the integrated headset is short, so it won’t get in your way. $99.99 and up.

underwateraudio.jpgWaterproof iPod by Underwater Audio: If you’d rather not deal with a bulky case, how about the original size of the Shuffle? Underwater Audio seals the device and makes it waterproof. It’s great for swimmers or those who run in the rain. $160 and up.

swimp3-2g-hero-hr.jpgFinis SwiMP3 Waterproof MP3 player:
Here’s an underwater player without the ear buds. It uses the “bone conduction” audio transmission, meaning you hear sounds from vibrations on your skull. This player comes with 2 gigabytes of memory, and attaches to the goggle straps. $125 at

[Last modified: Monday, March 5, 2012 10:43pm]


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