Well now it appears there is a new technology in the mobile space that does away with the need for a smartphone case for offering waterproof protection and uses a “nano” coating that bonds to the outside and inside of your mobile device and thus repels liquid and the new tech is called Liquipel.
According to an article over on TUAW, by way of Liquipel, this new waterproofing tech is available right now, and although not meant for taking your smartphone deep sea diving, does offer protection without a case for those that are often around water.
Unfortunately though if you want your particular smartphone coated in Liquipel you have to send off your handset so they can coat the device, although the guys do say a rep told them they are trying to work with manufactures to offer the waterproof coating before the customer purchase a device.
Price wise there are three options for the Liquipel coating, the first is Standard Liquipel at a cost of $59 and taking 1 to 2 days turnaround, then there’s Priority Liquipel for $69 taking a couple of hours and lastly Liquipel & Gadget Film at $79 taking 1 to 3 days.
The image above shows an iPhone in a Liquipel canister, but one would presume Liquipel works with any smartphone or tablet.
We have a couple of videos on Liquipel for your viewing consideration below, one of an iPhone 4S coated in Liquipel and underwater, the next explains how it all works, and the last explains the technology, so don’t forget to check them out.
Do you think that perhaps a good place to start using the Liquipel tech would be with the iPhone 5, what device would you like to see using the nano waterproofing tech, is Liquipel a really good idea or should people stick to those waterproof cases, and if you had your handset protected by Liquipel would you use the device in the shower, bath or when swimming?
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