“Liquipel claims to make your smartphone water resistant by bonding it inside and out with a ‘nano’ coating which repels water,” Victor Agreda, Jr. reports for TUAW. “While this isn’t for deep sea diving, it appears to be an ideal solution if you are clumsy or happen to be around water quite a bit.”
“The downside (for now) is that you’ll have to send your device off to Liquipel for a few days for them to coat it,” Agreda, Jr. reports. “A rep I spoke to said they are hoping to work directly with manufacturers to integrate their coating before you buy a phone. In that case, you’d buy a water resistant phone automatically, eliminating the need for a LifeProof case or OtterBox if you’re just going to have your phone by the pool… I’m hopeful Apple will license or acquire this tech and implement it as soon as possible.”
Agreda, Jr. reports, “Currently the Liquipel coating costs $59 for a 1-2 day turnaround for coating your phone.”
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