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01-09-2012, 03:21 AM #1
Make Your iPhone Waterproof With Liquipel Coating
A company named Liquipel is claiming that it can make our smartphone water resistant by bonding it inside and out with a “nano” coating which repels water. It sounds too good to be true but it seems like this company is the real deal. While not meant for deep sea diving, it’s the perfect solution for those who are clumsy or prone to partying too hard.
Some of you are probably already sold on the idea and are probably wondering how to get your iPhone coated. For now, you’ll have to send your device off to Liquipel for a few days for them to coat it. The good news here is that the company is seeking to work directly with manufacturers to integrate their coating before you buy a phone in which case, you’d buy a water resistant phone automatically. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple licensing or acquiring this technology and implementing it as soon as possible though. I am curious to see how this would pan out though for the general public interested in signing a contract with a carrier for their iPhone. Buying a waterproof iPhone from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon sounds like it could be a very successful idea.
Although the coating won’t help those of you who drop your iPhones onto hard surfaces, it’ll definitely prevent spills and splashes from causing harm to your device. As of right now, the Liquipel coating will set you back $59 and a 1-2 day turnaround for the coating to be applied. For those of you who don’t own an iPhone and are also interested in getting your device coated, it might be good to know that the iPhone isn’t the only smartphone supported.
Last but not least, for those of you who are skeptical about the effectiveness of the coating, check out the video below:
If you still aren’t a believer, you can check out a whole slew of videos on Liquipel’s YouTube channel.
Are any of you going to be sending in your iPhone to get coated? Share any thoughts and opinions below!
Source: Liquipel, YouTube
01-09-2012, 03:29 AM #2
Great! Now I have no excuse to limiting my son to the freebee iPhones.
01-09-2012, 03:31 AM #3
cool. but what if the phone needs to be repaired and has to be opened. do you need to have it recoated?
01-09-2012, 04:37 AM #4
Finally, beer resistant iPhone!
01-09-2012, 04:58 AM #5
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01-09-2012, 05:50 AM #7
This sounds pretty great, almost to great to be true. But before you get your iPhone a water-resistant coating I would rather think about not getting it to wet anyways.
01-09-2012, 06:03 AM #8
That's pretty awesome. Might have to do this. Just sent to a friend who has already lost two to underwater activities...
01-09-2012, 06:27 AM #9
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
01-09-2012, 07:17 AM #10
This is brilliant. If they can get this to Europe, I'm buying.
The scratch resistant coating sounds good as long as it doesn't affect the feel. I hate the crappy screen protectors you get off eBay (yes, that includes the ZAGG invisibleSHIELD) as they really spoil it for me.
01-09-2012, 08:10 AM #11
pretty impressive. I wonder how it would fair in extended period tests though.
01-09-2012, 08:30 AM #12
I've been watching this company for a while... I really hope that the big Apple will take interest in this. It's a brilliant product as long as the coating doesn't eventually fade off or something. Imagine if Apple released their next iPhone and in the commercial it showed people swimming and video taping their children in the pool/ocean and underwater and stuff like that... everyone would be like... And then ...
01-09-2012, 09:06 AM #13
Would this void my warranty?
01-09-2012, 09:29 AM #14Awesome product....
01-09-2012, 09:37 AM #15
Oh man this is amazing. Sign me up!
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01-09-2012, 10:13 AM #17
I can see Apple and other companies taking advantage of this!
Now with this combined with a nice case.
Your phone is almost indestructible! :P
01-09-2012, 10:28 AM #18
So do they also coat the inside, all the electrical's? I don't understand how you can completely submerge the thing, and not have a sealed outer shell, and not get any water damage.
01-09-2012, 10:29 AM #19
That's wild. I wonder how it seals the speakers and mic without affecting the sound.
This would have saved my 3GS from water I spilled on it.. It still worked but the backlight went out making it really hard to see!
01-09-2012, 11:09 AM #20