The Pantech Element tablet by Android isn’t the best one on the market but it is waterproof.
The Element is the only tablet that can withstand being dropped into a sink full of water or held under a faucet for a few minutes and come out just fine.
Watch the video below to see how Nathan Olivarez-Giles of the Los Angeles Times tests the tablet.
Water damage may not be the most common problem we have with gadgets but we all have that one friend that consistently suffers from the issue. Whether it’s a cellphone, MP3 player or other electrical gadget that’s been dropped in a pool, a toilet or even had water spilled on it. Losing a device that you use day in and day out is a burden we all hate to deal with. Another issue is that most warranties don’t protect against water damage.
According to Nathan “If you’re looking for a tablet you can use in the kitchen, around small children or in other potentially spill-prone environments, the Element is worth your consideration. Impressively, Pantech says the Element can go as deep as 3 feet into water for as long as 30 minutes.”
As far as a Tablet itself, The Element is solid hardware with a sturdy plastic body and only weighs 16.57 ounces. The back is slick, the edges are rounded and the tablet is comfortable to hold. It has a 5-megapixel/720p camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera right beside the speaker, which both can be used for videos and photos.
The Element also has a mini-USB port, mini-HDMI port, a microSD card slot, sim card slot and headphone jack that are all covered with plastic doors.The device has 1 gigabyte of RAM and comes with a built in storage of 16 gigabytes. The tablet is powered by a 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor and ships running Google’s Android Honeycomb operating system.
On contract, AT&T sells the Element for $299.99.
With no data plan, the Element runs $449.99.