Last year, a company called Liquipel made the crowd at CES take notice
when it took a tissue sprayed with its waterproofing solution and dunked it in water. The liquid, as we noted last year, rolled right off. One month later at MWC, the company demonstrated with a smartphone and successfully dunked the device in a bowl of water
and showed how there was no damage to the phone.
It is now time for CES 2013 and Liquipel 2.0
is now available. Using a proprietary process, the company puts your phone into a chamber where the air is sucked out, and in this vacuum the nanocoating is applied in vapor form, creating a bind at the molecular level. The device treated is watersafe for years. And while the original formula seemed to work great, Liquipel 2.0 is said to be 100 times more effective. The nanocoating not only protects the outside of the device, it also protects the electronics inside the device as well.
One big thing being changed is how you can get your phone treated. Last year, you had to send your device to the company and wait for it to return. Now, for 2013-2014, Liquipel is going to be opening locations in shopping malls with the first one expected to launch at the West Edmonton Mall. The company will charge $60
to coat specific models like the Apple iPhone 5
and the Samsung Galaxy S III
. For a complete list of models covered, check the sourcelink.
It seems to be a similar process to the one that P2i uses to coat the Motorola DROID RAZR HD
line and the Motorola DROID 4
. Those models are considered water resistant and will repel water from a spill or from rain.
source: Liquipel Slashgear