Liquipel 2.0 ready to waterproof your Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III

Liquipel 2.0 ready to waterproof your Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III
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.

Motorola has a nanocoating done by P2i on some DROID models

Motorola has a nanocoating done by P2i on some DROID models

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

This Apple iPhone is protected by Liquipel
This Apple iPhone is protected by Liquipel

This Apple iPhone is protected by Liquipel


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17 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I may have to send my Note II off for water resistance treatment. Every time someone with a drink comes anywhere near my Note II, my hand instinctively goes out to block the risk.

16. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

same for me.

2. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'd pay it. $60 is way better than having to go through the hassle of either getting a new phone or posting for the insurance deductible and waiting for it to come.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

+1 for that :D

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Just the time spent setting up a replacement phone would cover the $60 treatment cost. Cloud backups are getting more and more comprehensive, but there are inevitable hiccups.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

or get Xperia Z to provide u more years at sea

4. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Whats the guarantee?

6. jerryj

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Zig, they've just announced that with the 2.0 treatment on approved devices that if your phone does from accidental water damage they will replace or repair it for free!! Nobody comes close to this, not HZO, not P2i, NOBODY! So sick

8. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

or nexus 4????

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Why don't manufacturers do this ?

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

MOTO does, Starting with the RAZR if memory serves

11. mydi.maus unregistered

no need for xperia z :-)

12. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i know i will get this, i want my Galaxy S3 to last me 3 more years

13. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

s**t... Who knows when Hawaii will get a store?!

15. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Finally, I want this for my note 2 they just need to open more areas. To be honest, they should have done this sooner because if they have that distribution in place, that would most likely be a money maker for them. At the same time though, if manufacturers start including waterproofing in their devices already (at least in the US) we could see that dilute pretty quickly.

17. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Thank you Motorola for protecting me at no extra cost.

18. riyasrawther

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Please visit clickpick.ae to see a iphone 5 waterproof video. They are not using any water resistant case to protect it from water. It is simply great....

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