Is your gadget durable enough IPX Rating 101

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September 1, 2021

“Music is the strongest form of magic”

Nowadays, music has become as essential as air. Music has the ability to aggrandize or add up to all your experiences.  Every festival or celebration is incomplete without music. It is essential for the collective as well as personal experiences. Music remains a permanent companion for every individual.

People like to carry their electronic devices everywhere they go. They have curated special playlists for every mood and season. For their electronic device to remain unaffected by weather conditions and the music to play uninterrupted, changes in technology and its forms are required.

With the advent of the technological revolution, damaging our electronic products with dust or water has become the least of our concerns. It is not uncommon to see water-resistant technology being applied to smartphones, TAGG digital smartwatches, audio devices, cameras, and more. Almost every device, mentions the IPX rating on it, which ensures that your product is water-resistant. Therefore, a clear understanding of the term IPX becomes imperative.
 

What does IPX Rating mean?

IP stands for Ingress Protection and also referred to as international protection. IPX rating is the marking that denotes the level of protection against water, dust, etc. the IPX may also alternatively denote the object being ‘weather-resistant’, ‘waterproof’, or ‘dust resistant’.

The level of protection against ingress of solid particles or objects is described by the first digit number/letter. If there isn’t any info regarding the level of protection against ingress of solid particles than you will see X letter mentioned on the product which shows that it is a water-resistant device. While, if the product doesn’t offer any protection, the first symbol must be 0.

There are various levels of protection from 0 to 8 against the ingress of solid particles. If the first number after IP is 5, then the device is protected from minor splashes of water. While the first number after IP is 7 indicated its complete protection from water submersion up to 1meter of depth.

What do different levels of IPX rating mean?

Greater the IPX rating, greater the resistance. The following list clarifies the IPX rating and what does it imply

●    IPX0-  Zero/ no protection
●    IPX1-  Protects against Dripping water
●    IPX2-  Protects against vertically dripping water
●    IPX3-  Protects against sprays up to 60°
●    IPX4-  Protects against splashing water
●    IPX5-  Protects against water jets
●    IPX6-  Protects against powerful water jets
●    IPX7-  Protects in water up to 3 feet.
●    IPX8-  Protects when immersed in water over 3 feet

Users would want their headphones/earphones to be waterproof when they going to the beach or experience sudden rain showers. For this purpose, they would want to purchase it from a trusted brand, so that the brand stands true to all the features that it claims the device to have.

While purchasing Wireless Earbuds and headphones, one must always check the IPX rating. One must also look for features like Bluetooth connectivity, battery backup, and also phenomenal sound quality. All these features ensure that one’s music listening experience is worthwhile.

If one is looking for a good pair of Wireless Speakers, consider having at least IPX5 rating. The devices having IPX4 rating are considered to be splash resistant. While the manufacturers also claim them to be sweat resistant. Therefore, they make an ideal choice for heavy workout sessions.
On the other hand, if one wishes to buy speakers that one can carry to the beach, an IPX rating of at least 5 or 6 is desirable.

TAGG’s products have been specifically designed, keeping in mind the needs of its users. While the earphones and earbuds offer an IPX4 or above rating, the headphones have it at IPX5 or above. We have curated the following list of TAGG products and their respective IPX rating-

 

Product Product Category IPX Rating
TAGG Sonic Angle 1 Bluetooth Speakers IPX5
TAGG Sonic Angle Max Bluetooth Speakers IPX5
TAGG Sonic Angle Mini Bluetooth Speakers IPX7
TAGG Inferno Sports Earphones IPX4
TAGG Inferno 2.0 Sports Earphones IPX7
TAGG Liberty Air True Wireless Earbuds IPX4
TAGG Liberty Lite True Wireless Earbuds IPX4
TAGG ZeroG True Wireless Earbuds IPX5

 

Conclusion

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” It lifts your spirit during your darkest hours and instantly puts you in a good mood. Such are the powers of music.

It becomes imperative to choose the right music products to enjoy a phenomenal music experience.  The Bluetooth speakers have it even more. What makes an earphone/ headphone ideal is its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions as well as to be suited in every situation.

 

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