Waterproof your smartphone or tablet using Liquipel coating

Waterproof your smartphone or tablet using Liquipel coating
Perhaps one of the most practical products being displayed at CES 2012 is Liquipel. This is a invisible spray that protects the exterior and interior of many smartphones from water damage. The company says that at the moment it can protect the Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 3GS, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO Shift 4G, T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC ThunderBolt, Motorola DROID X, Motorola DROID X2 and the Samsung Charge. If your device is not on the list, ther company suggests that you email them or call them (the address and phone number can be found at the sourcelink), since they are adding new handset models all of the time.

The Liquipel coating cannot be detected by the human eye and costs $59 for the coating to be applied no later than the second day after they receive your phone. For $10 extra, the coating can be sprayed within 2 hours after your phone is received. For $79, the spray and a transparent super-thin colating called Gadget Film will be applied directly to the surface which protects your smartphone from scratches.

At CES, Liquipel took a tissue covered with the product and dunked it in water. The water slid right off leaving a dry tissue. And in case you are wondering, Liquipel needs to be applied to your phone only once. One spray could give you piece of mind next time you use the bathroom.

source: Liquipel via Gizmodo





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18 Comments

1. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

I think I will wait on my friends to buy this then I will see if it really works!

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Hmmm........ seeing will certainly be believeing,don't think anyone would be hastily throwing their beloved smartphone in water after being sprayed with this!! Insurance claims alert!!

3. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

If anyone does this please post thought about it and some info about terms and conditions liqupel offers incase the device messes up

4. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yea, someone pleases post about it if you do this

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Water resistant coating? Wait a minute - Does the Droid RAZR have this Liquipel coating on it from the factory?

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

im almost positive it doesnt… i read about this discovery a while back--it was on notable science journals so i believe this stuff works well

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

According to Motorola's website description of the RAZR it has; "A force field of water-repellent nanoparticles shields the phone against water attacks — even the electrical boards inside." Is that not the same?

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

wouldn't it have to be endorsed by liquipel and therefor have some sort of branding?it could possibly be, but i would think there wud be some recognition if it was

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Perhaps it has something identical inside it that uses the same tech?

6. rizky_p

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Will this void your device warranty?

8. smartphonelover

Posts: 37; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

What about devices with removable battery covers? Would you never remove the cover again or would it stay sealed if you removed the cover, then put it back on again?

9. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

What about the charging ports and the headset port? Won't the water come through there??

13. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

did you watch the little videos?

15. SPcamert

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 06, 2010

According to the warranty posted on liquipel's website: "...WE NEVER SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND THAT YOUR DEVICE MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH WATER OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LIQUID. We do not warrant that the coating of your device will work perfectly or that it will work under all conditions. We warrant that the coating will be applied to your device in accordance with our design specifications and that neither the coating material nor the application process will damage your device. We are not responsible for any damage which may occur to your device, including, but not by way of limitation, through your use or misuse of your device or during shipping to or from our coating facility." So in other words, if it doesn't work...it was a nice try.

16. CG1960

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

I got my Galaxy S3 Liquipeled in June and it's saved it from getting destroyed at least three times by now. I dropped it in a bubbling jacuzzi and it survived. Needless to say I was convinced. It's crazy because you can’t tell anything has been done to it, it comes back all clean in a metal container with a microfiber pouch. All in all I’d say its worth the $59. You no longer have to worry about losing a phone over a spilled drink or a little rain. Just makes you feel good. Liquipel is going to be at CES again this year and I hear rumors of a machine doing free treatments at the show, can’t wait to check it out.

17. Bebeto

Posts: 1; Member since: May 02, 2013

I have found this video lately.. Quite more interesting I think. Two common cell phones working under water for 15 minutes. I don't know who they are but this video is impressing. In youtube.com/watch?v=B4IwxzTAeZM

18. IrishJack

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

You can see a similar product on a crowdfunding project just released on indiegogo, looks impressive stuff and you do it yourself no need to send it off to anyone which is cool. igg.me/at/flashflood/x/2608712 (just copy & paste in your browser)

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