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Waterproof smartphones could become standard

by Steven Williamson on 9 January 2012, 11:53

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California based Liquipel is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week to showcase a nano coating which makes your smartphone waterproof.

The coating repels water explains Liquipel President Danny McPhail, who demonstrated the proprietary nanotech coating by dipping an iPod into a glass of water and demonstrating that it still works.

The company has also released a short promotional video, showing an iPhone getting a soaking.



Liquipel plans to charge $59 to coat your smartphone and says that it is in close collaboration with some device makers to make waterproof devices standard in the future.

The patent-pending waterproof coating is said to be so small that “you’d need a powerful microscope to detect the nano-sized armor.”

Stay tuned throughout the week for news direct from CES.

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Wonder how the headphone jack works.

Also wonder what happens if you scratch it..
I want this, just to show off… :P
cheesiest….. ad…. ever.
Ross1
cheesiest….. ad…. ever.

You obviously don't watch enough late night TV.. All the ads are narrated by the same person!
Maybe I'm missing something, but what's wrong with rubber to fill the gaps, given that the construction materials (glass, plastic) are waterproof anyway?