Future smartphone tech: HzO Nanotechnology water-proofing

Most smartphone users worry about getting their handset wet and often use a protective case to make sure their device remains dry if dropped in liquid by accident. However come the future those water resistant smartphone cases may become a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology from HzO.

According to the guys over at PC World, Paul S. Clayson, the CEO of HzO demonstrated the new nanotechnology at a recent New York press preview for CES 2012 in Las Vegas, and we have a video of that demonstration for your viewing consideration below.

In the video Calyson dunks a Samsung Galaxy S II that has been coated HZO’s nanotechnology into a bowl of water, the “nano-scale film barrier” is surrounding the electronics inside the handset and the exterior of the device and allows the device to continue to operate under water.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone even rings normally when Clayson rings the device. According to Clayson the “vapour-coating technology” also works on other materials such as paper, as he shows in the video by dropping a business card in the water as well.

Clayton says in the footage that the water is actually getting inside the handset but the electronic assembly is completely surrounded by the tech and so still works.

Could this be the future of waterproofing on smartphones, and brings with it the demise of the waterproof smartphone case? One can only wait and see if the new tech takes off, but personally I think it is a great new tech, anyway head on down to mash that play button and check out the demonstration…enjoy.

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