Waterproof phones aren’t new, especially for Japanese gadgeteers who have been merrily dropping them into sinks and toilets for years, without a care in the world.
But now Kyocera has taken things one step further, by revealing a smartphone that you can run under the tap, or dip in the sink, before giving it a proper scrubbing with soap.
The spectacularly-named Dingo Rafre comes with a rubber duck-shaped stand to prop it up for some bath time TV watching, courtesy of its built-in digital TV tuner.
Its touchscreen itself is said to work as normal, even when wet, which leads us to believe that it could be a restive screen, rather than a capacitive affair.
The rear of the handset is also slathered in a self-healing material that sounds similar to that found on the LG G Flex 2, and built-in bone-conducting audio tech negates the need for a speaker, which would otherwise be prone to letting in water.
Specs consist of a 720p 5in screen, 13MP camera and a 10.1mm thick body, which won’t blow you away, but on the plus side, you’ll be able to use it again after dropping it in a freshly-used litter box.
If you’re convinced, then you’ll have to fly over to Japan, fork out ¥57,420 (£310), and accept the fact that it won’t work on UK networks. Probably best to be careful with your existing handset then, for the time being at least.