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Filming in Neigh Bridge Lake with the New Cat S60 Smartphone

A couple of weeks ago, I was delighted to be invited to the launch of the new Cat S60 Smartphone, and even more excited to get to bring one home to try out with the kids for a few weeks. As well as featuring all the specifications you would expect, the rugged build of this new generation smartphone exceeds military specs, is the first smartphone with a built in thermal imaging technology, and is the world's most waterproof phone - making it an amazing tool for so many people, and an absolute dream device for a blogging family with an obsession for wildlife and the local lake!

 

The revolutionary Cat S60 allows you to see the world from a totally new perspective - with this device you really can capture everything. One great feature of this fabulous phone is that it is waterproof to a depth of 5 metres using its unique Lockdown Switch Technology, allowing you to take both photos and video underwater. It also boasts a glove and wet-finger compatible touchscreen., allowing you to use the phone even in the most inclement weather (or the bath!)

The revolutionary Cat S60 allows you to see the world from a totally new perspective - with this device you really can capture everything. One great feature of this fabulous phone is that it is waterproof to a depth of 5 metres using its unique Lockdown Switch Technology, allowing you to take both photos and video underwater. It also boasts a glove and wet-finger compatible touchscreen., allowing you to use the phone even in the most inclement weather (or the bath!)

We couldn't wait to put it into Neigh Bridge Lake, and see whether we could capture any images under the water. I must admit it was a little strange deliberately submerging a phone, most people I know live in dread of that happening to theirs, but the Cat S60, of course, is perfectly happy - much to kid's delight, and the amazement of the guys who were fishing nearby.

As you can see, the lake is teeming with fish, even in the shallows - originally a quarry, we know this lake is very deep in parts, who knows what is lurking in its depths (rumours include Pike big enough to take dogs, and whole cars!). We now hope to use the Cat S60 to capture some more underwater footage of the animals that live in the lake.

We will be sharing some of the fun we have been having with the thermal imaging capabilities of the Cat S60 later in the week - another feature of this phone that has opened up a whole new world to us, and is unbelievably cool!

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  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, our vet uses a CAT phone as she says they are the most robust phone she knows. I’m not sure I’d have been brave enough to submerge a phone in water though, but the fact it’s designed to take photographs and video under water opens up a whole new world of photography to some.

    xx
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    July 16, 2016 at 5:29 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It was pretty scary putting it into the lake the first time, but like anything you soon get used to it. – They are incredibly robust which is perfect for our sort of lifestyle :)

      July 19, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Kathryn

    Haha! My husband and daughter just went fishing for pike on Saturday. A phone like this would have been awesome to use. How cool that you got to test it!

    July 12, 2016 at 1:46 am
  • Reply Gina

    I’m so excited to see what you find and film! This is so cool!
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    July 12, 2016 at 1:41 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Its so exciting to be able to finally see whats in the lake, Gina – we’re having lots of fun!

      July 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Lynn Spencer

    How much fun you must be having with this new device! We have a GoPro that we’ve used to film underwater and it’s so exciting to see what lurks below the surface.
    Have fun!

    July 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      We’re having great fun, Lynn – the kids love it. We especially love the thermal imaging camera – we’ve spotted so many creatures in the dark :)

      July 12, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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