Kyocera Hydro Vibe
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The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is here just in time for Father’s Day and is perfect for the dad who is a little rough on things to the easy-going beach lover. The Kyocera Hydro Vibe is the newest addition to Kyocera's successful Hydro Series of waterproof Android smartphones, all of which can be completely submerged in up to one meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes.
Designed sleek and rugged the Hydro Vibe measures 5.02 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, and 0.43-inch thick, making it the perfect size for dad’s to slip in his back pocket. The textured battery door, which feels a bit like hard rubber, helps with grip and prevents it from slipping around on slick surfaces. With a 4.5-inch IPS screen and 960x540-pixel resolution this phone is also impact resistant. A more durable phone for the tough men in our lives, which should also be able to withstand those inevitable cracks when we drop our phone – and we’ve all dropped our phone.
Being waterproof (in up to one meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes) is an added bonus for many reasons. Now dad can enjoy his summer by the beach or hanging out by the pool without fear. And for the dad’s with little ones running about, they’ll never have to fear bath time or the words “Daddy, I dropped your phone in the toilet.” And yes, those words have actually been muttered in this house. How that even happens, one may never no. But with the Hydro Vibe the phone will keep on ticking, whether you want to put it back up to your ear, however, is totally your call!
Another highlight beyond the Hydro Vibe’s rugged style and affordable price point is Kyocera's award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology, allowing users to hear conversations more clearly in noisy environments like baseball games and loud restaurants.
Running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Hyrdo Vibe features all your key apps and Google Play store. Overall, its crisp display and tough outer shell make this phone a great option for those tough on their phones. The only negative I noted was picture quality. The phone boost an 8-megapixel camera and video mode. The video mode ran smooth, but I found it very tough to capture a crisp image without blur.
Get It Now: Find the Kyocera Hydro Vibe at Sprint.com and now available without contract from Virgin Mobile for $149.99
HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition
If Dad desires an even sleeker device with lots of appeal and revolutionary sounds the HTC One Harman Kardon Edition for Sprint, will leave him smiling!
Some of you might know, my husband is a big fan of the HTC One line and the Harman Kardon Edition was only the icing on the cake for him. Basically boosting all the great features and the appeal of the original One, the Harman Kardon edition is bundled with a custom set of Harman Kardon AE-S headphones with extended bass response and a digital-to-analog converter. It features industry-leading sound with HTC’s proprietary front-facing speakers, dedicated custom amps for the speakers and headphones, and livestage sounds.
A beauty of a phone, with gold tone accents and smooth black backing, I found it to be universally appealing. The large, clear 5 inch display produces rich colors, a variety of viewing angles and overall brilliance. And with a full-HD resolution and an ultrapixels camera, your pictures are crisp and clean with the first shot. But if they aren't the One Touch Refocus allows you to bring your subject into focus before OR after the shot has been taken!
Oh, and here is a bonus dad is sure to love (or at least mine will) Sense TV! Use your phone as an intelligent remote control and find shows based on your viewing preferences, find what’s on now with a graphics guide, and see real-time Facebook and Twitter feeds about the show you’re watching!
With the HTC One Harman/Kardon edition dad will be able to sit back and relax, listening to his favorite tunes in excellent clarity this Father’s Day. But that’s after he has capture the memories of the day with the HTC One’s crisp and clean camera and enjoyed a movie found specifically for him based on his viewing preferences!
Get It Now: FInd the HTC One Harman Kardon edition at Sprint.com and for a limited time, purchase the new HTC One M8 Harman/Kardon edition for $0 down on the Sprint Framily plan, and you can try Spotify for six months, plus add the Onyx Studio Speaker for just $99.99 – a $300 instant savings. See additional details at Sprint.com.