Waterproofing Your iPhone: Liquipel Debuts at CES
You know someone who has felt the absolute pain of dropping their phone into a cold, dark, wet place. It doesn't matter if it's a deep, dirty puddle on a rainy day, a sudsy kitchen sink, or (horror of horrors) the toilet; when you see your electronic brain and social upkeep device take a swim, your heart falls to your toes.
A unique company is making their presence known today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a solution for avoiding the soggy phone blues. For anyone who lives their life on their smart phone, this is a must read.
Liquipel has created the ability to coat every single surface of every electronic (read here water-hating) surface of your phone with a substance that slicks away water before it can do its damage. According to Liquipel their patented substance is invisible to the human eye, nearly undetectable, and will change in no way how you interact with your newly water-mocking phone.
Here's a video of Liquipel in action, as an iPhone 4S is fully submerged in water while turned on. You'll be amazed.
Phones treated with Liquipel are not just water resistant - they are water proof. Take them for a swim, or while hanging 10 on your surfboard. Play Angry Birds at the bottom of the pool while seeing how long you can hold your breath.
Phone models currently approved for Liquipel's water-proofing include iPhone, HTC, Samsung and Motorola. Here's a complete list.
To get this revolutionary treatment on your phone, you'll need to send it to Liquipel, and be ready to send $60 their way. For those of you who previously waterlogged your smart phone before your contract period was up, $60 might not be too high a price to pay to protect your new one...