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    Should BT be encouraging use of tablets in the bath?

    I suppose I could complain to the ASA. But I thought it would be far more effective to go straight to the top and whine on CUK.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post


    Should BT be encouraging use of tablets in the bath?

    I suppose I could complain to the ASA. But I thought it would be far more effective to go straight to the top and whine on CUK.....
    Probably not. Some people are stupid enough to do it.

    I've always had wifi in my bathroom though so not exactly a new thing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post


    Should BT be encouraging use of tablets in the bath?

    I suppose I could complain to the ASA. But I thought it would be far more effective to go straight to the top and whine on CUK.....
    Can you clarify why would you be worried about someone using a tablet in a bath!? Just to make sure I understand it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingSheep View Post
    Can you clarify why would you be worried about someone using a tablet in a bath!? Just to make sure I understand it...
    Dropping it and putting it in water. Especially a child using said tablet.

    I am sure the voltage will be too low to do any harm. However if someone is out of battery they may be tempted to charge it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Dropping it and putting it in water. Especially a child using said tablet.

    I am sure the voltage will be too low to do any harm. However if someone is out of battery they may be tempted to charge it.....
    Can you test this theory for us, but with a toaster or electric fire ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMangler View Post
    Can you test this theory for us, but with a toaster or electric fire ??
    I tried with a toaster - it was fine.

    Should I have plugged it in first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    However if someone is out of battery they may be tempted to charge it.....
    Which is why UK regulations do not permit regular plugs in bathrooms (or at least in safe zones). Because some people are that thick...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Dropping it and putting it in water. Especially a child using said tablet.

    I am sure the voltage will be too low to do any harm. However if someone is out of battery they may be tempted to charge it.....
    Exactly what I thought then... Most phones this days are waterproof (at least at some level), and some tablets start to be as well.

    Neither smartphones nor tablets have enough power to cause any harm if dropped in a bath. Even if charging I would doubt it, plus I thought there is legislation in the UK that forbids any (full) power socket in a bathroom!

    Worse case scenario you destroyed your (not so much this days) expensive toy!
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    Most of the higher end phones are now waterproof as are modern Kindle e-readers. I would have thought some of the kiddie tablets were too, or those rugged enclosures people put them in?

    I wonder if tablets will follow suit - is there a good reason why they are harder to protect, or is it simply less desirable so nobody bothers?

    I used to watch my iPad in the bath, but now I have a TV there.
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    Why anyone would sit in tub of their their own sweat, knob cheese and klinkers for an hour is beyond me, let alone watching a tablet while doing it.

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