HzO nanocoating technology from ZAGG to waterproof next season's phones, shopped to Samsung and Apple
Of course, the nanocoating itself is not a simple concoction, as it has strong water-repelling capabilities, and has to be applied to parts during manufacturing, but never damaging your phone while you use it in the rain or just washing the dishes, is worth any changes in the conveyor belts, in our humble opinion.
ZAGG says that when they demonstrated the patented WaterBlocking technology before Samsung;s CEO, he was pretty impressed: "We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn't believe his eyes. Samsung is really excited by the tech."
The accessory maker has already applied the nanocoating to a few Samsung, Motorola and Apple handsets, and was demonstrating HzO by dunking repeatedly an iPhone connected to a speaker in an aquarium at CES. A speaker was also present, since ZAGG plans to also waterproof headsets too, so as they don't get damaged while you sweat or swim with them on.
The WaterBlocking tech will be going into "next season's phones", the company said, as it is already getting a big smartphone manufacturer sign up for it, and also talking to Apple about waterproofing the next iPhone. Watch the video below, explaining how HzO does its magic and start rooting for them nanoparticles.
3. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
Its good that they patented that otherwise Apple would be shamelessly glad to announce that as their innovation and patent that.
4. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 286; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
How many companies are gonna release waterproofing ideas in the same month
5. Remy65 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
"ZAGG plans to also waterproof headsets too, so as they don't get damaged while you sweat or swim with them" this is an interesting comment since on the website, they state: "WaterBlock technology is designed for accidental encounters with moisture... WaterBlock is not designed to be used in deep water nor is it designed to use under water all day every day."
Maybe the product will be for swimmers who only swim once in a while.
This product will be awesome for those who want it to do what it says - protect against accidents and accidental exposure. But if you are a serious swimmer, you might want to check out something that is not as cool - there is no NANO in the name, but is designed for swimmers - one place to look is www.underwateraudio.com for waterproofed iPods. There are also several good companies that provide cases and bags to protect your devices. As long as you are careful, they work pretty good, at they are inexpensive!
Good luck to these companies! I hope that some we see it happen.