Liquipel 2.0 ready to waterproof your Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III
posted by Alan F. / Jan 08, 2013, 12:36 AM
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
- Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
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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.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 12:41 AM 6
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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.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 1:26 AM 5
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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
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 1:58 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 12:29 PM 0
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