Liquipel offers iPhone waterproofing without the need for a case

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Date: Monday, January 9th, 2012, 04:06
Category: Accessory, iPhone, News

This could be nifty.

Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, accessory outfitter Liquipel claims to make your smartphone water resistant by bonding it inside and out with a “nano” coating which repels water.



The downside (for now) is that you’ll have to send your device off to Liquipel for a few days for them to coat it. A rep has stated that the company is hoping to work directly with manufacturers to integrate their coating before you buy a phone. In that case, you’d buy a water resistant phone automatically, eliminating the need for a LifeProof case or OtterBox if you’re just going to have your phone by the pool.

Currently the Liquipel coating costs US$59 for a 1-2 day turnaround for coating your phone.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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One Response to “Liquipel offers iPhone waterproofing without the need for a case”

  1. From their FAQ:
    “What if my electronic does not turn back on or is broken will Liquipel replace it?”
    “No, Liquipel is not able to tell whether your device was barely
    exposed to moisture or taken scuba diving and therefore cannot assume
    any risk if you break your device.”

    No
    guarantees. In other words, it’ll work… unless it doesn’t. Then tough
    luck. I’ll sell you a magic quarter for $100 that will protect you from
    tigers. It will work. Unless it doesn’t.