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Waterproof your smartphone or tablet using Liquipel coating

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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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posted on 11 Jan 2012, 18:08 6

1. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 18:15 4

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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!!

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 18:33

3. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 20:39

4. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Yea, someone pleases post about it if you do this

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 23:44

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 01:12

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 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

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 02:24

10. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 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?

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 03:20

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 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

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 20:48

14. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 01:07

6. rizky_p (Posts: 19; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)

Will this void your device warranty?

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 01:18 2

8. smartphonelover (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Nov 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?

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 01:55 1

9. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

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

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 08:42

13. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

did you watch the little videos?

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 21:26

15. SPcamert (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 Feb 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.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 13:33

16. CG1960 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Dec 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.

posted on 02 May 2013, 06:45

17. Bebeto (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 May 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

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 15:57

18. IrishJack (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 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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