Define waterproof?

isisandshiva isisandshiva
Sinfonia
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There seems to be a discrepiancy in what waterproof means, looking through the reviews on some toys that call themselves waterproof then advise not to submerge, so i was wondering if there were varying degrees of waterproof, and most specificaly in relation to the Sinfonia, exactly how waterproof is it.
10/23/2010
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Shellz31 Shellz31
I have wondered this myself.
To me, waterproof means the toy should be able to be totally submerged in water. Im kinda confused on splashproof too. I'd prefer if they just say its either waterproof or definitely not. Confuses the situation.
10/23/2010
isisandshiva isisandshiva
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I have wondered this myself.
To me, waterproof means the toy should be able to be totally submerged in water. Im kinda confused on splashproof too. I'd prefer if they just say its either waterproof or definitely not. Confuses the situation.
well i kinda understand splashproof vs. not because if you clean it with soap and water if it gets damp damp will it live or could even beading water kill it. but when they say waterproof but not submergable that ones weird.
10/23/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
To me splash-proof means you can wash it in the sink and not worry as long as the cap is on tight. Waterproof is where you can use it in the tub fully submerged.

Seem that a lot of toys say they are water or splash proof but are not.
10/23/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Thats what makes me very weary of testing them in water .... dont want to ruin my toy!
10/23/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Shellz31
Thats what makes me very weary of testing them in water .... dont want to ruin my toy!
"Most" of the time if you remove the batteries and shake the water out and then let it dry out you will have no problems. It's when you don't know there is water in it and put it away. This is not 100% but I have had good luck with all the wife's vibes that do get some water in them, hell I have dropped my cell in the lake, removed the battery and dried it out and it works just fine.

I have not tried it but I would think that WD-40 sprayed in the battery compartment would remove the water (WD= water displacement) and protect the inner workings should it get wet. Just make sure to wash the outer area real good before use.

Looks like some scientific testing is in order mmm...
10/23/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
To me splash-proof means you can wash it in the sink and not worry as long as the cap is on tight. Waterproof is where you can use it in the tub fully submerged.

Seem that a lot of toys say they are water or splash proof but are not.
Yeah, that's what I understood it to mean as well. Also, splash-proof should be okay in the shower, from what I understand. But any toy that claims to be waterproof should definitely withstand submerging!
10/23/2010
Kim! Kim!
I was thinking about posting this myself recently. I just finished a review on something that claimed to be waterproof, the packaging said waterproof in big letters on the front, and then I was reading the small print on the back and it said that it wasn't submergible. To me, that is not waterproof. Maybe water resistant is a slightly better way to word that so it sounds less serious? Or go with splash proof, which I take to mean you can wash it without being really careful.
10/23/2010
ScottA ScottA
Spalsh proof is probably better than water-resistant, but waterproof should definitely mean that you can submerge it at least a couple of feet under the surface.

If you want to test I'd recommend removing all batteries, put all lids on and then submerge. Dry the surface and see if there's water inside. If you have electricity + water you're more likely to damage the toy, especially if it's electronic rather then merely electrical.
10/23/2010
MIRA MIRA
thanks for the great review!
10/02/2011
Ricki911 Ricki911
Good to know as Im looking for a water proof toy. I will be more carefully when reading reviews now for sure.
10/03/2011
lillmiss5054 lillmiss5054
It would be great if reviews included the distinction of "water proof" or " submergable". I would hate to damage an expensive toy.
04/13/2012
ASTA ASTA
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Originally posted by isisandshiva
There seems to be a discrepiancy in what waterproof means, looking through the reviews on some toys that call themselves waterproof then advise not to submerge, so i was wondering if there were varying degrees of waterproof, and most specificaly in ... More
I wouldnt submerge.
08/06/2012
ASTA ASTA
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Originally posted by lillmiss5054
It would be great if reviews included the distinction of "water proof" or " submergable". I would hate to damage an expensive toy.
I wouldnt submerge.
08/06/2012
salukiknight salukiknight
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Originally posted by lillmiss5054
It would be great if reviews included the distinction of "water proof" or " submergable". I would hate to damage an expensive toy.
That'd be a good distinction
01/22/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
I say splashproof as i can wash and take it into the shower and it'll still work fine as long as the cap is on tightly. waterproof means that it has a o ring and i can fully submerge it without water leaking into the battery compartment damaging the toy...
01/23/2013
Dapplegrey Dapplegrey
I wonder if they say "do not submerge" to for legal protection in case it is ruined by water, like how most of the vibrators I own say "not for internal use" in case someone hurts themselves with it. I think ToyTimeTim has a good point that it is leaving toys wet for days that ruins them, not the short period of use in the water.
04/08/2013
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