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Liquipel: Water Proof Coating for the iPhone

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OK, is there some sort of water filled apocalypse coming our way in the near future that will drown us and our mobile gadgets that we haven’t been told about? Or are the dangers inherent in Stall Surfing finally becoming a marketing concept that we companies can rely on?

I’m not sure, but it sure looks like some bright folks out there want our gadgets to be protected from water damage in any case. Yesterday I blogged about this water proof Tablet from Fujitsu. Adam blogged about one from Toshiba as well.

What we see here is called Liquipel. No, this isn’t a case. Liquipel is a patent pending process that is designed to coat iPhones and other gadgets in a waterproof “nano” coating that works both outside and inside the device to keep it safe from moisture.

Apparently the process doesn’t harm anything and you’re not really supposed to be able to tell that your device has been coated. Apparently water still runs through your device but the coating protects everything from damage.

You have to send your device in to be coated at a cost of $59.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    01/11/2012 at 6:55 am

    But can it survive a swirley…?

  2. B Powers

    06/26/2012 at 5:09 pm

    This appears to be most useful at the beach or near a pool. Does pool water with its typical amount of chlorine and other chemicals degrade the coating or seal? Does it scratch off easily in sandy environments? What about the heat of a hot tub; will my phone survive in warmer waters?

    Thank you in advance,

    B Powers

  3. Printer Friendly Sabina

    07/12/2012 at 2:09 pm

    This would be great to have on my iPhone since I live in a very wet climate. It rains all the time and I need something to protect my phone from moisture.

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