Want to offer Liquipel's nano-coating in your retail store?

Want to offer Liquipel's nano-coating in your retail store?
By now, you should be familiar with Liquipel's method of adding nano-coating to your phone to make water roll off the device, even inside where the electrical parts are. Other companies offer similar protection, and Motorola's line up from the Motorola DROID 4 up includes nano-coating from a competitor that the manufacturer calls Splash-Guard. You can't take your Motorola DROID 4 and drop it in a fish tank, but if your clumsy friend knocks over his glass of water on the phone, or if there is a rain storm, your phone should survive with no problem. Liquipel offers three levels of protection depending on the phone being treated. The range cover light exposure to heavy torrential downpours.

The other day, we told you that because Liquipel's service requires you to box up your phone and send it to them to have the coating applied, it was looking to license companies in other countries. But when we went back to research this story, we found that Liquipel had talked at one time about opening locations in malls where people could have the nano-coating applied. It is a good idea because something like this could be a great impulse purchase, especially if there is a powerful display telling the story, similar to what Sony did at CES with the Sony Xperia Z.

As it turns out, Liquipel is now offering a turnkey solution for retailers that would allow store owners to add the coating from any retail space. Retailers can buy the Liquipod Tower that would allow shop owners to treat certain handsets with the "super-hydrophobic nanocoating formulation and application process." The tower is self-contained and includes everything you need-except customers-and we don't think you will have to worry about that. This is pretty much a product that sells itself. And you can even set this up as a kiosk in a mall. Liquipel will be available in some U.S. retailers starting in the second quarter of this year.

In addition, Liquipel has teamed up with JayBird to provide moisture protected Bluetooth headsets to the market.

source: Liquipel via AndroidCentral



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If this is better than buying cases an screen protectors for our it will become popular,its the Price we have to pay to get this done that might be then only stumbling block,if mobile produces can offer this on modern phones this might bump the prices up more

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Liquipel is for waterproofing--not for protection against physical damage to the phone/screen. Not having a case and screen pros would be ignorant. Use your head.

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

From my experience working in the mobile sector this would be a touchy subject,the most common damage found in phones away from repair is water damage. Phones can be sent away for repair for any fault but as soon as moisture has been detected on the indicators internally,it doesn't matter what the repair is or how it might have nothing to due with moisture ingress the warranty is still instantly void. Iphones are especially prone to this as apple has more moisture indicators than any other handsets and they rather conviently are located as close to the surface as possible by the speakers,lock screen button. If customers got this liquilpel process done in store and phones still somehow showed up as water damage on repairs there would be some fierce confrontations!

3. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

@Loubielou - Depends on what you're looking to protect your phone from. This coating is fine for water/moisture, but offers no protection against bumps, drops or scratches, so IMO this is not better than buying screen protectors or cases.

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Anyone knows how this works on galaxy s3? Just don't see how it can protect the back cover from leakage

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i wish there was one for nexus 4

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

WTH r u talking about ? did u even read the post ? This is a 'COATING' !

7. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

..and that means for any gadget out there..

8. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Well, should anything happen to your phone where the device needed replacement, you'll have to buy another round of nano coating for the replacement device. There isn't a phone out there that I trust to be reliable for a long enough time where I'd feel that I got my money's worth for that extra purchase. This isn't a case you can sell to someone else when you give up the phone... Otterbox - $35-$50 LifeProof - $80 Liquipel - Probably $75-$100 Now you're getting into the range of the cost of the deductibles you'd pay, in some instances, should you get the phone liquid damaged and need a replacement device. I just don't see this being worth it in any situation

10. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The ARMOR series has the only waterproof cases, from Otterbox, but they're only for the S3's and iPhones. Some of my customers don't believe in insurance, so I can seem them (maybe) getting Liquipel. Imma try to get one of those towers in my store xD

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