Waterproof and shockproof gadgets are becoming a regular sight in electronics. That’s a good thing. The Panasonic SDR-SW20 uses a rugged compact body with waterproofing that lets you use it underwater (up to five feet). It’s shock-proofing lets it withstand four foot drops and is dustproof to boot. Its rugged tape-less design makes it perfect for your next vacation or outdoor excursion.
What this means to you: Friend: Oops, I just dropped your camera into water after rolling it around in the sand. You: No problem but you’re still an idiot.
Cost: $400 | Available February 2008 @ Panasonic and Online Retailers.