If you’re the type of person who has to change their smartphone every few months or so because you keep dropping it in the water when you’re paddle boarding or jet skiing or taking a bath, then you better pay attention as the world’s first buoyant phone is coming soon to a store near you. It is actually an IndieGoGo project called Comet, and it has already met its funding goal, so yes, this floating smartphone is happening soon.
Aside from the fact that it has an IPx7 certification, meaning it’s water-resistant/water proof and dust proof, it has a lot of things going for it as well. If you like taking selfies, then you’ll be happy to know that it has a dual 16MP camera. Yes, both the main cam and the front facing shooter are at 16MP, so you can take high quality photos and HD videos whichever way your smartphone is facing. It also has an LED notification light so you’ll be quietly alerted when you have important messages. It even detects your body temperature and gauges your user emotion and have a different color for happiness, excitement, love, enthusiasm, etc.
The 4.7-inch HD Amoled display smartphone runs on an ultra fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2 GHZ Octa-Core Processor. It has 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage as well as a 2800 mAh battery that can last you a pretty long time, although if you constantly use your Comet, of course the battery capacity will be lower. And in terms of security, it uses Military Grade 256 bit AES when encrypting voice messages and QLock which will protect your messages, if both sender and receiver are using a Comet smartphone.
There are 3 days left in its IndieGoGo campaign, but they’re already safe as they’ve met 114% of their goal. The Super Early Bird Comet, which will give you a 32GB device, is at a $249 discounted price (retail will be at $399) so you better get on that if you want a buoyant smartphone.
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