Do-it-yourself spray can make your phone or tablet resistant to water
But now that manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and HTC are making their flagship models water resistant out of the box, others might follow suit. Already, we have seen P2i and Liquipel stop marketing directly to consumers. Not only is it expensive for individuals to lay out the money to have their phone treated, it also means having to go without the phone until it is returned by the company applying the treatment.
No one wants to ship out their pride and joy, hoping that the company treats your phone with kid gloves like you do. For that reason, you might be interested in Impervious. The company has two different systems you can buy. There is a waterproof spray that you apply yourself, to protect your phone from water damage and scratches on the screen. The spray kit is $29.95 and is available for the iPhone, and Android phones. This protects your device from spills and light rain.
If you need more protection, you can buy the Waterproofing Kit for the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, the Apple iPad mini and the full-sized Apple iPad. The price for this kit is $39.95 ($5 less for the iPad mini). Self-applied to the outside and inside of your iPhone or iPad, it gives your iDevice a rating of IPX7. This means that you can submerge your treated iPhone or iPad in up to 3 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes, and it will emerge in perfect working condition. Impervious does not recommend that you do this, however. But you can rest easier knowing that if an accident were to happen, your phone would be protected.
Check out a couple of videos for the product, including a television ad, below.
Waterproof your iDevice with Impervious
Thanks for the tip, Justin!
1. gigaraga (Posts: 1367; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Nice. Now companies don't have to worry about having the international protection on their smartphones when they release them. Would it be dust proof though?
2. fzacek (Posts: 2095; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I would never trust a DIY waterproofing kit like this...
13. uRiBiTo666 (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)
Totally! Just think about the USB and headphone ports.
3. na7noo7 (Posts: 270; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
I don't want to accidentaly spill water on my phone. I want to take underwater picture.
4. marlboro (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)
for how long will the treatment will stay in and on your device?
5. Daytonadave17 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)
Why does it say apple or android and windows or blackberry or ECT!??... I mean what's the difference? You could have said ANY phone! Right or wrong? Lol
7. techloverNYC (Posts: 422; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
So what happen if the water proof failed? Does the company send me a new phone?
9. sergiobr (Posts: 430; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
http://www.nanostate.co/ works with Note 3 !!!
10. Sealblaighter (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
They mentioned HTC too when talking about water resistant smart phones. They do not have water resistant smart phones.
12. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
OH GOD, The video instructions are 30 minutes long AND you have to disassemble your iPhone. Id rather just spend money on a case that I know works.