Buzzword mix

Today we will talk about protection against water from the point of view of the need for this very protection for the user. And let's talk about an amazing accessory called Lapka.

About defense as a trend

In one of the recent episodes of the podcast, I raised this topic, now I want to talk with you about protection here. Rather, about the trend of protection, here, of course, Sony is ahead of the rest. Every time I test a company device, I have to write that the device is water-resistant, dust-proof, and even with a tablet, you can safely go to the bathroom.

Another question, why?

It seems to me that Sony simply does not know how to stop in time. It's like a locomotive under steam, only the driver jumped out - a heavy car is rushing somewhere, but there is no one to stop. At one time there was such a situation with 3D, if you remember. Sony made 3D TVs, binoculars with 3D recording, cameras with 3D, players with 3D playback, 3D glasses, laptops with 3D support. Apparently, the directors of the company really liked the magic word and decided to fight to the last - to the last! 3D everyone!

Now I have a Sony Xperia ZR in my hands, a 2013 device, so there is something in the menu that no longer has 3D panoramas and other nonsense. Where are the 3D players? Where are the 3D cameras and binoculars? Where is all this? Why does Apple manage to invent trends that are relevant for a long time, while Sony carefully forget about their initiatives? That is, the locomotive raced, the rails ran out, flew down, waved a handkerchief - let's look for a new word.

The new buzzword is PROTECTION. Sony now has water-resistant players, water-resistant tablets, water-resistant smartphones, and water-resistant cameras. Will TVs be water resistant? In Japan, these have been sold for a long time, the model is called Sony Bravia XDV W600.

No, I understand everything. In Japan, bathing is sacred. And the kitchen too. Everyone cooks, everyone eats, gadgets are at hand, you never know what can happen. But we don't seem to be in Japan. Yes, many cook at home. Yes, many shower a couple of times a day. Well, how about sitting in the bathroom in the evening? With a tablet at the ready? Sony offers such an advertising picture, but does it have any relation to our reality? So you, dear reader, have been sitting in the bathroom for a long time, bored and dreaming of taking some device with you? It seems unlikely to me.

Apparently, Sony thinks that water is the main enemy. And now, when the enemy is defeated, the triumphal procession will begin. And the formula, meanwhile, is very simple. In today's marketplace, a device with a well-implemented ONE function will never be successful. All the past trends, music phones, rugged phones, camera phones are all gone. Moreover, protection against water also has disadvantages. Look, all Sony rugged smartphones are equipped with blanks, while only the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a different solution. These plugs are sometimes hard to pull out. I, like any other man, have short nails. Picking up plugs from the same Sony Xperia ZR is not so easy. And you have to do this every time you want to listen to music or charge the device. There is a way out, buy a docking station, but what about the 3.5 mm jack? Plugs are evil, even if many people like that there are no holes on the case. Okay, well, when are the plugs removed? The device looks strange.

So you think it's good that Sony Xperia ZR or Z has water protection. This is great. I recently talked with the owner of the Sony Xperia Z, he is an active person, travels a lot, loves Sony - a laptop, TV, smartphone, and more. Fan. He asked the question, were there any situations when the protection saved the device? According to him, on the very first day after the purchase, he simply watered the "plug" in his soul out of interest - he showed his wife the possibilities of a new toy. But then there were no stories with water. No sitting in the shower. At sea, the smarfton was in a beach bag or nearby - why take it to the sea? Take underwater photos? Shoot an underwater video? There are very few fans of such shooting. And do not forget to attach a strap to your Sony smartphone - another friend lost his Xperia at the bottom of the sea. Swimming with a mask, let go, could not be found. By the way, well done at Sony, who continue to add grooves on the case for attaching the “loop”.

Most of the familiar owners of rugged Xperias have never tested the special abilities of the device. Moreover, if you read reviews about the same Sony Xperia Z, then people put completely different things in the pros of the device - design, performance, something else. To understand how much protection is needed for a modern smartphone, you need to request statistics from services, how many “drowned” people come. And most often, phones are not drowned in the seas or in bathrooms, but in other, banal ways. For example, they drop A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama to the toilet. Or they drop it into a puddle when getting out of the car. Or they pour champagne at the party, and then blink innocent eyes and sing the eternal song to the master: “I don’t know, he just doesn’t work and that’s it.”

When I was writing a review of Lifeproof for iPhone 5, I was seriously going to order one for myself - especially for trips to the sea. Seems like a necessary item. But I thought about this, in the same place it will be necessary to constantly unscrew the plug of the 3.5 mm jack. And to sit and downcast on a sun lounger with headphones and a cocktail is very cool. Unscrew the plug, there will be no protection. Most likely, I will lose the stub. And in general, I do not go swimming with a smartphone. And I don't use it as a spatula to make sandcastles. I'm not the most accurate user, but I can't remember a single case when I managed to drown my device - this has never happened before, and I have been using phones for many, many years.

And so I wanted to ask you a question, dear friends. What do you think about water protection? Does it matter to you when you choose a new smartphone? Do you take your tablet or other gadget to the bath? Do you swim in the seas and oceans, is the possibility of underwater shooting important? How often do you accidentally drown your devices? Maybe Sony is right in offering protection, sometimes at the expense of convenience (plugs, sizes)?

My opinion is that water-resistant Sony laptops and protected everything else, from flash drives to headphones, will soon appear. And then, dear friends, the company will find a new word.

About Lapka

Among all the strange accessories that I have seen, this is the strangest, I did not prepare a review - I tried the accessory for an hour and then had to give it away. Now Lapka is already sold in a number of stores, the cost is about seven thousand rubles. Now I'll tell you what this thing can do. Rather, there is not one piece in the kit, but four. Four sensors, each designed to measure different indicators. For iOS devices, the sensors are connected using a 3.5 mm jack, as you can see in the official photos, the sensors resemble cubes. Made of plastic and wood, braided cable. There is a case for the cubes to carry with you. Before using, you need to download and install the Lapka program, it looks beautiful, the information is displayed quite clearly, the style of the utility resembles these same sensors - color, shape, etc.

What can you do? Well, for example, there is a sensor for measuring radioactive radiation. Yes, that is, you can measure how many microsieverts are around at home, in the office or somewhere else. The results can be saved in history, shared on social networks, create a note. The second sensor measures relative humidity, temperature, my friend and I tried to measure the humidity in his office, the results were satisfactory. But at home, according to him, the program showed a problem with humidity. Moreover, the results are displayed here in an interesting way, these are both numbers and conclusions - they explain to you in simple terms what is happening. The third sensor for measuring the electromagnetic field, here's another fun for those who are constantly in a state of alarm. Yes, with Lapki you can see what and how your smartphone, laptop, microwave and other devices are doing. But the most amazing sensor is designed to measure the level of nitrates, there is a thick needle, you need to insert it into a cucumber or watermelon and see if everything is normal or not.

The most important question is how many environmentalists in our country are willing to pay about seven thousand rubles or even more for such an accessory? And isn't there a contradiction here? Look, you live in Moscow. Bought a Lapka. We measured radiation wherever we could, humidity, temperature, sorted out the microwave, nitrates. Everything is great. But what about the most important thing, the air? This is a huge problem in the capital. Measure, don't measure, but there will be no sense - if you often leave Moscow for other countries, then you probably immediately feel the difference in sensations after the very first night. Yes, the difference is immediately noticeable. That is, in Moscow you can go in for sports, live in a "clean" area, maintain normal humidity at home, do not open windows - but the atmosphere will inexorably undermine your health. It affects both physical condition and mood, affects everything. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but there is only one way to salvation, as soon as the opportunity arises - to run away from the city. Away. At least twenty or thirty kilometers. Better yet, go to another country. Relax, gain strength, come back.

Here are my thoughts while I got acquainted with the accessory called Lapka. The thing is interesting. If you have children, I highly recommend buying such sensors, everything is clear, beautiful, and there may be an interest in physics. Who knows, sometimes everything starts with little things. Well, the creators of Lapka would like to express deep respect - it's easy to rivet covers or even headphones. And it is very difficult, insanely difficult to create something truly unique, especially when it comes to hardware and software. Well done. Maybe I’ll tell you more about Lapka in a separate article, if you have already bought an accessory, share your impressions.

Buzzword mix

Today we will talk about protection against water from the point of view of the need for this very protection for the user. And let's talk about an amazing accessory called Lapka.

About defense as a trend

In one of the recent episodes of the podcast, I raised this topic, now I want to talk with you about protection here. Rather, about the trend of protection, here, of course, Sony is ahead of the rest. Every time I test a company device, I have to write that the device is water-resistant, dust-proof, and even with a tablet, you can safely go to the bathroom.

Another question, why?

It seems to me that Sony simply does not know how to stop in time. It's like a locomotive under steam, only the driver jumped out - a heavy car is rushing somewhere, but there is no one to stop. At one time there was such a situation with 3D, if you remember. Sony made 3D TVs, binoculars with 3D recording, cameras with 3D, players with 3D playback, 3D glasses, laptops with 3D support. Apparently, the directors of the company really liked the magic word and decided to fight to the last - to the last! 3D everyone!

Now I have a Sony Xperia ZR in my hands, a 2013 device, so there is something in the menu that no longer has 3D panoramas and other nonsense. Where are the 3D players? Where are the 3D cameras and binoculars? Where is all this? Why does Apple manage to invent trends that are relevant for a long time, while Sony carefully forget about their initiatives? That is, the locomotive raced, the rails ran out, flew down, waved a handkerchief - let's look for a new word.

The new buzzword is PROTECTION. Sony now has water-resistant players, water-resistant tablets, water-resistant smartphones, and water-resistant cameras. Will TVs be water resistant? In Japan, these have been sold for a long time, the model is called Sony Bravia XDV W600.

No, I understand everything. In Japan, bathing is sacred. And the kitchen too. Everyone cooks, everyone eats, gadgets are at hand, you never know what can happen. But we don't seem to be in Japan. Yes, many cook at home. Yes, many shower a couple of times a day. Well, how about sitting in the bathroom in the evening? With a tablet at the ready? Sony offers such an advertising picture, but does it have any relation to our reality? So you, dear reader, have been sitting in the bathroom for a long time, bored and dreaming of taking some device with you? It seems unlikely to me.

Apparently, Sony thinks that water is the main enemy. And now, when the enemy is defeated, the triumphal procession will begin. And the formula, meanwhile, is very simple. In today's marketplace, a device with a well-implemented ONE function will never be successful. All the past trends, music phones, rugged phones, camera phones are all gone. Moreover, protection against water also has disadvantages. Look, all Sony rugged smartphones are equipped with blanks, while only the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a different solution. These plugs are sometimes hard to pull out. I, like any other man, have short nails. Picking up plugs from the same Sony Xperia ZR is not so easy. And you have to do this every time you want to listen to music or charge the device. There is a way out, buy a docking station, but what about the 3.5 mm jack? Plugs are evil, even if many people like that there are no holes on the case. Okay, well, when are the plugs removed? The device looks strange.

So you think it's good that Sony Xperia ZR or Z has water protection. This is great. I recently talked with the owner of the Sony Xperia Z, he is an active person, travels a lot, loves Sony - a laptop, TV, smartphone, and more. Fan. He asked the question, were there any situations when the protection saved the device? According to him, on the very first day after the purchase, he simply watered the "plug" in his soul out of interest - he showed his wife the possibilities of a new toy. But then there were no stories with water. No sitting in the shower. At sea, the smarfton was in a beach bag or nearby - why take it to the sea? Take underwater photos? Shoot an underwater video? There are very few fans of such shooting. And do not forget to attach a strap to your Sony smartphone - another friend lost his Xperia at the bottom of the sea. Swimming with a mask, let go, could not be found. By the way, well done at Sony, who continue to add grooves on the case for attaching the “loop”.

Most of the familiar owners of rugged Xperias have never tested the special abilities of the device. Moreover, if you read reviews about the same Sony Xperia Z, then people put completely different things in the pros of the device - design, performance, something else. To understand how much protection is needed for a modern smartphone, you need to request statistics from services, how many “drowned” people come. And most often, phones are not drowned in the seas or in bathrooms, but in other, banal ways. For example, they drop A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama to the toilet. Or they drop it into a puddle when getting out of the car. Or they pour champagne at the party, and then blink innocent eyes and sing the eternal song to the master: “I don’t know, he just doesn’t work and that’s it.”

When I was writing a review of Lifeproof for iPhone 5, I was seriously going to order one for myself - especially for trips to the sea. Seems like a necessary item. But I thought about this, in the same place it will be necessary to constantly unscrew the plug of the 3.5 mm jack. And to sit and downcast on a sun lounger with headphones and a cocktail is very cool. Unscrew the plug, there will be no protection. Most likely, I will lose the stub. And in general, I do not go swimming with a smartphone. And I don't use it as a spatula to make sandcastles. I'm not the most accurate user, but I can't remember a single case when I managed to drown my device - this has never happened before, and I have been using phones for many, many years.

And so I wanted to ask you a question, dear friends. What do you think about water protection? Does it matter to you when you choose a new smartphone? Do you go to the bath with a tablet or other gadget? Do you swim in the seas and oceans, is the possibility of underwater shooting important? How often do you accidentally drown your devices? Maybe Sony is right in offering protection, sometimes at the expense of convenience (plugs, sizes)?

My opinion is that water-resistant Sony laptops and protected everything else, from flash drives to headphones, will soon appear. And then, dear friends, the company will find a new word.

About Lapka

Among all the strange accessories that I have seen, this is the strangest, I did not prepare a review - I tried the accessory for an hour and then had to give it away. Now Lapka is already sold in a number of stores, the cost is about seven thousand rubles. Now I'll tell you what this thing can do. Rather, there is not one piece in the kit, but four. Four sensors, each designed to measure different indicators. For iOS devices, the sensors are connected using a 3.5 mm jack, as you can see in the official photos, the sensors resemble cubes. Made of plastic and wood, fabric braided cable. There is a case for the cubes to carry with you. Before using, you need to download and install the Lapka program, it looks beautiful, the information is shown quite clearly, the style of the utility resembles these same sensors - color, shape, etc.

What can you do? Well, for example, there is a sensor for measuring radioactive radiation. Yes, that is, you can measure how many microsieverts are around at home, in the office or somewhere else. The results can be saved in history, shared on social networks, create a note. The second sensor measures relative humidity, temperature, my friend and I tried to measure the humidity in his office, the results were satisfactory. But at home, according to him, the program showed a problem with humidity. Moreover, the results are displayed here in an interesting way, these are both numbers and conclusions - they explain to you in simple terms what is happening. The third sensor for measuring the electromagnetic field, here's another fun for those who are constantly in a state of alarm. Yes, with Lapki you can see what and how your smartphone, laptop, microwave and other devices are doing. But the most amazing sensor is designed to measure the level of nitrates, there is a thick needle, you need to insert it into a cucumber or watermelon and see if everything is normal or not.

The most important question is how many environmentalists in our country are willing to pay about seven thousand rubles or even more for such an accessory? And isn't there a contradiction here? Look, you live in Moscow. Bought a Lapka. We measured radiation wherever we could, humidity, temperature, sorted out the microwave, nitrates. Everything is great. But what about the most important thing, the air? This is a huge problem in the capital. Measure, don't measure, but there will be no sense - if you often leave Moscow for other countries, then you probably immediately feel the difference in sensations after the very first night. Yes, the difference is immediately noticeable. That is, in Moscow you can go in for sports, live in a "clean" area, maintain normal humidity at home, do not open windows - but the atmosphere will inexorably undermine your health. It affects both physical condition and mood, affects everything. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but there is only one way to salvation, as soon as the opportunity arises - to run away from the city. Away. At least twenty or thirty kilometers. Better yet, go to another country. Relax, gain strength, come back.

Here are my thoughts while I got acquainted with the accessory called Lapka. The thing is interesting. If you have children, I highly recommend buying such sensors, everything is clear, beautiful, and there may be an interest in physics. Who knows, sometimes everything starts with little things. Well, the creators of Lapka would like to express deep respect - it's easy to rivet covers or even headphones. And it is very difficult, insanely difficult to create something truly unique, especially when it comes to hardware and software. Well done. Maybe I’ll tell you more about Lapka in a separate article, if you have already bought an accessory, share your impressions.

Buzzword mix

Today we will talk about protection against water from the point of view of the need for this very protection for the user. And let's talk about an amazing accessory called Lapka.

About defense as a trend

In one of the recent episodes of the podcast, I raised this topic, now I want to talk with you about protection here. Rather, about the trend of protection, here, of course, Sony is ahead of the rest. Every time I test a company device, I have to write that the device is water-resistant, dust-proof, and even with a tablet, you can safely go to the bathroom.

Another question, why?

It seems to me that Sony simply does not know how to stop in time. It's like a locomotive under steam, only the driver jumped out - a heavy car is rushing somewhere, but there is no one to stop. At one time there was such a situation with 3D, if you remember. Sony made 3D TVs, binoculars with 3D recording, cameras with 3D, players with 3D playback, 3D glasses, laptops with 3D support. Apparently, the directors of the company really liked the magic word and decided to fight to the last - to the last! 3D everyone!

Now I have a Sony Xperia ZR in my hands, a 2013 device, so there is something in the menu that no longer has 3D panoramas and other nonsense. Where are the 3D players? Where are the 3D cameras and binoculars? Where is all this? Why does Apple manage to invent trends that are relevant for a long time, while Sony carefully forget about their initiatives? That is, the locomotive raced, the rails ran out, flew down, waved a handkerchief - let's look for a new word.

The new buzzword is PROTECTION. Sony now has water-resistant players, water-resistant tablets, water-resistant smartphones, and water-resistant cameras. Will TVs be water resistant? In Japan, these have been sold for a long time, the model is called Sony Bravia XDV W600.

No, I understand everything. In Japan, bathing is sacred. And the kitchen too. Everyone cooks, everyone eats, gadgets are at hand, you never know what can happen. But we don't seem to be in Japan. Yes, many cook at home. Yes, many shower a couple of times a day. Well, how about sitting in the bathroom in the evening? With a tablet at the ready? Sony offers such an advertising picture, but does it have any relation to our reality? So you, dear reader, have been sitting in the bathroom for a long time, bored and dreaming of taking some device with you? It seems unlikely to me.

Apparently, Sony thinks that water is the main enemy. And now, when the enemy is defeated, the triumphal procession will begin. And the formula, meanwhile, is very simple. In today's marketplace, a device with a well-implemented ONE function will never be successful. All the past trends, music phones, rugged phones, camera phones are all gone. Moreover, protection against water also has disadvantages. Look, all Sony rugged smartphones are equipped with blanks, while only the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a different solution. These plugs are sometimes hard to pull out. I, like any other man, have short nails. Picking up plugs from the same Sony Xperia ZR is not so easy. And you have to do this every time you want to listen to music or charge the device. There is a way out, buy a docking station, but what about the 3.5 mm jack? Plugs are evil, even if many people like that there are no holes on the case. Okay, well, when are the plugs removed? The device looks strange.

So you think it's good that Sony Xperia ZR or Z has water protection. This is great. I recently talked with the owner of the Sony Xperia Z, he is an active person, travels a lot, loves Sony - a laptop, TV, smartphone, and more. Fan. He asked the question, were there any situations when the protection saved the device? According to him, on the very first day after the purchase, he simply watered the "plug" in his soul out of interest - he showed his wife the possibilities of a new toy. But then there were no stories with water. No sitting in the shower. At sea, the smarfton was in a beach bag or nearby - why take it to the sea? Take underwater photos? Shoot an underwater video? There are very few fans of such shooting. And do not forget to attach a strap to your Sony smartphone - another friend lost his Xperia at the bottom of the sea. Swimming with a mask, let go, could not be found. By the way, well done at Sony, who continue to add grooves on the case for attaching the “loop”.

Most of the familiar owners of rugged Xperias have never tested the special abilities of the device. Moreover, if you read reviews about the same Sony Xperia Z, then people put completely different things in the pros of the device - design, performance, something else. To understand how much protection is needed for a modern smartphone, you need to request statistics from services, how many “drowned” people come. And most often, phones are not drowned in the seas or in bathrooms, but in other, banal ways. For example, they drop A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama to the toilet. Or they drop it into a puddle when getting out of the car. Or they pour champagne at the party, and then blink innocent eyes and sing the eternal song to the master: “I don’t know, he just doesn’t work and that’s it.”

When I was writing a review of Lifeproof for iPhone 5, I was seriously going to order one for myself - especially for trips to the sea. Seems like a necessary item. But I thought about this, in the same place it will be necessary to constantly unscrew the plug of the 3.5 mm jack. And to sit and downcast on a sun lounger with headphones and a cocktail is very cool. Unscrew the plug, there will be no protection. Most likely, I will lose the stub. And in general, I do not go swimming with a smartphone. And I don't use it as a spatula to make sandcastles. I'm not the most accurate user, but I can't remember a single case when I managed to drown my device - this has never happened before, and I have been using phones for many, many years.

And so I wanted to ask you a question, dear friends. What do you think about water protection? Does it matter to you when you choose a new smartphone? Do you take your tablet or other gadget to the bath? Do you swim in the seas and oceans, is the possibility of underwater shooting important? How often do you accidentally drown your devices? Maybe Sony is right in offering protection, sometimes at the expense of convenience (plugs, sizes)?

My opinion is that water-resistant Sony laptops and protected everything else, from flash drives to headphones, will soon appear. And then, dear friends, the company will find a new word.

About Lapka

Among all the strange accessories that I have seen, this is the strangest, I did not prepare a review - I tried the accessory for an hour and then had to give it away. Now Lapka is already sold in a number of stores, the cost is about seven thousand rubles. Now I'll tell you what this thing can do. Rather, there is not one piece in the kit, but four. Four sensors, each designed to measure different indicators. For iOS devices, the sensors are connected using a 3.5 mm jack, as you can see in the official photos, the sensors resemble cubes. Made of plastic and wood, braided cable. There is a case for the cubes to carry with you. Before using, you need to download and install the Lapka program, it looks beautiful, the information is displayed quite clearly, the style of the utility resembles these same sensors - color, shape, etc.

What can you do? Well, for example, there is a sensor for measuring radioactive radiation. Yes, that is, you can measure how many microsieverts are around at home, in the office or somewhere else. The results can be saved in history, shared on social networks, create a note. The second sensor measures relative humidity, temperature, my friend and I tried to measure the humidity in his office, the results were satisfactory. But at home, according to him, the program showed a problem with humidity. Moreover, the results are displayed here in an interesting way, these are both numbers and conclusions - they explain to you in simple terms what is happening. The third sensor for measuring the electromagnetic field, here's another fun for those who are constantly in a state of alarm. Yes, with Lapki you can see what and how your smartphone, laptop, microwave and other devices are doing. But the most amazing sensor is designed to measure the level of nitrates, there is a thick needle, you need to insert it into a cucumber or watermelon and see if everything is normal or not.

The most important question is how many environmentalists in our country are willing to pay about seven thousand rubles or even more for such an accessory? And isn't there a contradiction here? Look, you live in Moscow. Bought a Lapka. We measured radiation wherever we could, humidity, temperature, sorted out the microwave, nitrates. Everything is great. But what about the most important thing, the air? This is a huge problem in the capital. Measure, don't measure, but there will be no sense - if you often leave Moscow for other countries, then you probably immediately feel the difference in sensations after the very first night. Yes, the difference is immediately noticeable. That is, in Moscow you can go in for sports, live in a "clean" area, maintain normal humidity at home, do not open windows - but the atmosphere will inexorably undermine your health. It affects both physical condition and mood, affects everything. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but there is only one way to salvation, as soon as the opportunity arises - to run away from the city. Away. At least twenty or thirty kilometers. Better yet, go to another country. Relax, gain strength, come back.

Here are my thoughts while I got acquainted with the accessory called Lapka. The thing is interesting. If you have children, I highly recommend buying such sensors, everything is clear, beautiful, and there may be an interest in physics. Who knows, sometimes everything starts with little things. Well, the creators of Lapka would like to express deep respect - it's easy to rivet covers or even headphones. And it is very difficult, insanely difficult to create something truly unique, especially when it comes to hardware and software. Well done. Maybe I’ll tell you more about Lapka in a separate article, if you have already bought an accessory, share your impressions.

Buzzword mix

Today we will talk about protection against water from the point of view of the need for this very protection for the user. And let's talk about an amazing accessory called Lapka.

Protection as a trend

In one of the recent episodes of the podcast, I raised this topic, now I want to talk with you about protection here. Rather, about the trend of protection, here, of course, Sony is ahead of the rest. Every time I test a company device, I have to write that the device is water-resistant, dust-proof, and even with a tablet, you can safely go to the bathroom.

Another question, why?

It seems to me that Sony simply does not know how to stop in time. It's like a locomotive under steam, only the driver jumped out - a heavy car is rushing somewhere, but there is no one to stop. At one time there was such a situation with 3D, if you remember. Sony made 3D TVs, binoculars with 3D recording, cameras with 3D, players with 3D playback, 3D glasses, laptops with 3D support. Apparently, the directors of the company really liked the magic word and decided to fight to the last - to the last! 3D everyone!

Now I have a Sony Xperia ZR in my hands, a 2013 device, so there is something in the menu that no longer has 3D panoramas and other nonsense. Where are the 3D players? Where are the 3D cameras and binoculars? Where is all this? Why does Apple manage to invent trends that are relevant for a long time, while Sony carefully forget about their initiatives? That is, the locomotive raced, the rails ran out, flew down, waved a handkerchief - let's look for a new word.

The new buzzword is PROTECTION. Sony now has water-resistant players, water-resistant tablets, water-resistant smartphones, and water-resistant cameras. Will TVs be water resistant? In Japan, these have been sold for a long time, the model is called Sony Bravia XDV W600.

No, I understand everything. In Japan, bathing is sacred. And the kitchen too. Everyone cooks, everyone eats, gadgets are at hand, you never know what can happen. But we don't seem to be in Japan. Yes, many cook at home. Yes, many shower a couple of times a day. Well, how about sitting in the bathroom in the evening? With a tablet at the ready? Sony offers such an advertising picture, but does it have any relation to our reality? So you, dear reader, have been sitting in the bathroom for a long time, bored and dreaming of taking some device with you? It seems unlikely to me.

Apparently, Sony thinks that water is the main enemy. And now, when the enemy is defeated, the triumphal procession will begin. And the formula, meanwhile, is very simple. In today's marketplace, a device with a well-implemented ONE function will never be successful. All the past trends, music phones, rugged phones, camera phones are all gone. Moreover, protection against water also has disadvantages. Look, all Sony rugged smartphones are equipped with blanks, while only the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a different solution. These plugs are sometimes hard to pull out. I, like any other man, have short nails. Picking up plugs from the same Sony Xperia ZR is not so easy. And you have to do this every time you want to listen to music or charge the device. There is a way out, buy a docking station, but what about the 3.5 mm jack? Plugs are evil, even if many people like that there are no holes on the case. Okay, well, when are the plugs removed? The device looks strange.

So you think it's good that Sony Xperia ZR or Z has water protection. This is great. I recently talked with the owner of the Sony Xperia Z, he is an active person, travels a lot, loves Sony - a laptop, TV, smartphone, and more. Fan. He asked the question, were there any situations when the protection saved the device? According to him, on the very first day after the purchase, he simply watered the "plug" in his soul out of interest - he showed his wife the possibilities of a new toy. But then there were no stories with water. No sitting in the shower. At sea, the smarfton was in a beach bag or nearby - why take it to the sea? Take underwater photos? Shoot an underwater video? There are very few fans of such shooting. And do not forget to attach a strap to your Sony smartphone - another friend lost his Xperia at the bottom of the sea. Swimming with a mask, let go, could not be found. By the way, well done at Sony, who continue to add grooves on the case for attaching the “loop”.

Most of the familiar owners of rugged Xperias have never tested the special abilities of the device. Moreover, if you read reviews about the same Sony Xperia Z, then people put completely different things in the pros of the device - design, performance, something else. To understand how much protection is needed for a modern smartphone, you need to request statistics from services, how many “drowned” people come. And most often, phones are not drowned in the seas or in bathrooms, but in other, banal ways. For example, they drop A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama into the toilet. Or they drop it into a puddle when getting out of the car. Or they pour champagne at the party, and then blink innocent eyes and sing the eternal song to the master: “I don’t know, he just doesn’t work and that’s it.”

Most of the familiar owners of protected Xperia have never tested the special abilities of the device. Moreover, if you read reviews about the same Sony Xperia Z, then people put completely different things in the pros of the device - design, performance, something else. To understand how much protection is needed for a modern smartphone, you need to request statistics from services, how many “drowned” people come. And most often, phones are not drowned in the seas or in bathrooms, but in other, banal ways. For example, they drop A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama A Commercial House To Let In Nyarutarama into the toilet. Or they drop it into a puddle when getting out of the car. Or they pour champagne at the party, and then clap their innocent eyes and sing the eternal song to the master: “I don’t know, he just doesn’t work and that’s it.”

When I was writing a review of Lifeproof for iPhone 5, I was seriously going to order one for myself - especially for trips to the sea. Seems like a necessary item. But I thought about this, in the same place it will be necessary to constantly unscrew the plug of the 3.5 mm jack. And to sit and downcast on a sun lounger with headphones and a cocktail is very cool. Unscrew the plug, there will be no protection. Most likely, I will lose the stub. And in general, I do not go swimming with a smartphone. And I don't use it as a spatula to make sandcastles. I'm not the most accurate user, but I can't remember a single case when I managed to drown my device - this has never happened before, and I have been using phones for many, many years.

And so I wanted to ask you a question, dear friends. What do you think about water protection? Does it matter to you when you choose a new smartphone? Do you take your tablet or other gadget to the bath? Do you swim in the seas and oceans, is the possibility of underwater shooting important? How often do you accidentally drown your devices? Maybe Sony is right in offering protection, sometimes at the expense of convenience (plugs, sizes)?

My opinion is that water-resistant Sony laptops and protected everything else, from flash drives to headphones, will soon appear. And then, dear friends, the company will find a new word.

About Lapka

Among all the strange accessories that I have seen, this is the strangest, I did not prepare a review - I tried the accessory for an hour and then had to give it away. Now Lapka is already sold in a number of stores, the cost is about seven thousand rubles. Now I'll tell you what this thing can do. Rather, there is not one piece in the kit, but four. Four sensors, each designed to measure different indicators. For iOS devices, the sensors are connected using a 3.5 mm jack, as you can see in the official photos, the sensors resemble cubes. Made of plastic and wood, braided cable. There is a case for the cubes to carry with you. Before using, you need to download and install the Lapka program, it looks beautiful, the information is displayed quite clearly, the style of the utility resembles these same sensors - color, shape, etc.

What can you do? Well, for example, there is a sensor for measuring radioactive radiation. Yes, that is, you can measure how many microsieverts are around at home, in the office or somewhere else. The results can be saved in history, shared on social networks, create a note. The second sensor measures relative humidity, temperature, my friend and I tried to measure the humidity in his office, the results were satisfactory. But at home, according to him, the program showed a problem with humidity. Moreover, the results are displayed here in an interesting way, these are both numbers and conclusions - they explain to you in simple terms what is happening. The third sensor for measuring the electromagnetic field, here's another fun for those who are constantly in a state of alarm. Yes, with Lapki you can see what and how your smartphone, laptop, microwave and other devices are doing. But the most amazing sensor is designed to measure the level of nitrates, there is a thick needle, you need to insert it into a cucumber or watermelon and see if everything is normal or not.

The most important question is how many environmentalists in our country are willing to pay about seven thousand rubles or even more for such an accessory? And isn't there a contradiction here? Look, you live in Moscow. Bought a Lapka. We measured radiation wherever we could, humidity, temperature, sorted out the microwave, nitrates. Everything is great. But what about the most important thing, the air? This is a huge problem in the capital. Measure, don't measure, but there will be no sense - if you often leave Moscow for other countries, then you probably immediately feel the difference in sensations after the very first night. Yes, the difference is immediately noticeable. That is, in Moscow you can go in for sports, live in a "clean" area, maintain normal humidity at home, do not open windows - but the atmosphere will inexorably undermine your health. It affects both physical condition and mood, affects everything. Maybe I'm exaggerating, but there is only one way to salvation, as soon as the opportunity arises - to run away from the city. Away. At least twenty or thirty kilometers. Better yet, go to another country. Relax, gain strength, come back.

Here are my thoughts while I got acquainted with the accessory called Lapka. The thing is interesting. If you have children, I highly recommend buying such sensors, everything is clear, beautiful, and there may be an interest in physics. Who knows, sometimes everything starts with little things. Well, the creators of Lapka would like to express deep respect - it's easy to rivet covers or even headphones. And it is very difficult, insanely difficult to create something truly unique, especially when it comes to hardware and software. Well done. Maybe I’ll tell you more about Lapka in a separate article, if you have already bought an accessory, share your impressions.