Pro tip: Is my Modo fob waterproof?
So you Modo to the beach, get all sunscreened up and are just about to hit the water, when it occurs to you that maybe you don’t want to just leave your keys – avec Modo fob – unattended. Modo member Dominic had just this concern and dropped us a note on our Facebook page:
Thanks to some investigations by Modo staff Karen and Kelvin, we’re happy to report that the fob won’t be damaged if it does get wet. Of course, if it stays wet long enough some damage may occur, but that’s nothing a little drying time won’t solve.
Take a look at Karen and Kelvin’s waterproof research:
Karen: Here’s a picture of one of our fobs doing SCIENCE!
Kelvin: I think it’s very safe to say that it’s entirely waterproof – its innards are encapsulated in epoxy, which is then encased in plastic. About the only way to make it non-waterproof would be to physically bend it very, very hard – hard enough to break both the plastic and the epoxy inside. At that point, I would imagine it would be broken from mechanical stress, so I wouldn’t worry about water.
Best answer is probably to go ahead and swim with it if you’re at Kits Beach, but if you’re 50km away from civilization in the middle of nowhere, it’s best to treat that thing like it’s your only ride home… =)