Great Exchange hosting site HopIn


Great Exchange hosting site HopIn, hosts Exchange 2010 and private servers.


Indestructible case for otherwise destructible iPhone


iPhone gets more and more credit as best sailing gadget ever. There are few big issues

  • iPhone is slippery
  • iPhone is fragile
  • iPhone has mediocre battery life
  • iPhone GPS is not very accurate

All these issues are solved by ToughCase for iPhone by Magellan. This is not another protective case for iPhone. It contains:

  1. IPX7 waterproof casing
  2. SiRF Star III GPS receiver
  3. 1840mAh battery

So, it converts fragile iPhone to sailing-proof platform with much better GPS. Oh, and it’s also compatible with iTouch music playes.

Kodak PlaySport Zx3 pocket camcorder is HD and waterproof


Information about new waterproof camcorders is coming in frequent pace. New  Kodak PlaySport Zx3 pocket camcorder is quite impressive piece of waterproof electronics.  This audacious little camera can plunge up to 10 ft under water and capture the entire experience in full 1080p HD, also 720p. And you don’t need to worry about blurry footage when things get a little shaky. With built-in image stabilization, the KODAK PLAYSPORT will stay steady.

Main specs of PlaySport Zx3:

  • Waterproof up to 3 meters
  • Full 1080p HD video
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • 2-inch color display
  • Capture 5-megapixel HD stills (16:9)
  • Edit and upload to the Web with built-in software and included USB cable
  • SD/SDHC card slot expandable up to 32GB (up to 10 hours of HD video)
  • Weight 128 grams

My conclusion:

Everything is very OK, but lens is not as wide as I’d like to see. In 1080 mode, lens focal length is 48 mm. I experienced, that on the boat You may need wider view angle, something like 24mm lens.

Panasonic waterproof Lumix DMC-FT2 digital camera does now HD video on the sea!


Yes, second edition of DMC-FT1 adds AVCHD Lite 720 video, upgraded 14 megapixel sensos and more.

Main specs:

  • LEICA DC Lens with Folded Optics Technology (=read: Quality lens)
  • 28mm Wide-angle Lens (read, usable on the deck in small space)
  • 4.6x Optical Zoom
  • Shockproof, Waterproof, Freezeproof and Dustproof Protections
  • 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD
  • Beach and Surf Mode / Snow Mode / Sports Mode
  • Optional Marine Case DMW-MCFT2
  • Sonic Speed AF
  • Fast Start-up Time (read: usable in action)

As Photography Blog says

As with its predecessor, the FT2 is a take anywhere, use (almost) anywhere that combines sophistication with resilience. It’s also certainly one of the better-looking “tough” cameras on the market, only surpassed in our view by the rather attractive Casio EX-G1. The DMC-FT2 really will survive most things that you throw at it, or throw it into – we bet that you’ll only upgrade the FT2 in future for a better specified model, rather than because it cracks under the strain of hectic family life.

Excellent cellphone to go: Samsung Xcover E2370


There are many issues on the sea with cellphones. Indeed, the handset should be waterproof, but most common issue is battery life. Samsung came up with excellent solution for that. New Samsung Xcover E2370 has 1600 hour (=67 days!!!) stand by time!!!! Talk time is also impressive 22 hours. Compare to 4-5 hour talk time with most common handsets.

Samsung Xcover E2370 main specs:

  • resistant to water and dust (IP54 rating)
  • anti-shock, outdoor performance
  • VGA camera
  • 67 day stand by, 22 hour talk time, 2000 mAh battery
  • flash-light
  • FM radio

Basic, but tough phone with big heart!

VX360 by Predator



VX360 Predator is Rugged Waterproof Action-cam.

More info: Predator Home Page

Which mouse to use on the boat

Belkin water-proof mouse

Belkin water-proof mouse

It gets wet anyway. Solution — Belkin water-proof mouse
SRP  U$ 29.90