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.