High Praise for IP68 Rated Hardware

This weekend’s LARP was pretty rainy (to put it mildly). My NPC/Monster shift was particularly brutal since it was really coming down and most of the encounters scheduled for that slot were staged outdoors. At some point, during fighting, chasing and generally getting walloped on, I dropped my phone. I didn’t realize it until the last 30m of my NPC shift, and spent another hour after my shift retracing my steps through field and forest at 3am with a flashlight.

I did find my phone eventually… completely submerged in a puddle but otherwise unharmed(?). It turned right on with no tricks, a message popped up informing me that its sensor detected water in the USB port and that it would update me with the port was dry. And shortly, it was. With no special effort or drama.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (IP68 Spec)


No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight). A vacuum must be applied. Test duration of up to 8 hours based on air flow.


immersion 1 meter or more depth. The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Depth specified by manufacturer, generally up to 3 m

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