Whoops, you accidentally dropped your iPhone 4 in the toilet again. Too bad there’s no app for protecting the device from corrosive, destructive moisture. There is, however, a physical treatment you can give your smartphone that will prevent permanent damage should it get soggy.
California outfit, Liquipel, offers a treatment that they claim will save your drenched device from total ruin. For $59, they’ll apply a super-thin, water-repellent nano-coating to your iPhone, Motorola Droid, Samsung Charge or any of a handful of different HTC devices. The treatment is designed to last the lifetime of the device and even penetrates charging ports, earphone jacks and speakers.
The company discourages users from deliberately dousing a treated device (sorry, bar tricks not recommended), and won’t assume responsibility for damage to a coated product. They do, however, assure that treated devices can safely be brought into steamy bathrooms, used in the rain, and generally prove impervious to wet conditions that would typically destroy the phone. Liquipel might just make fishing the iPhone out of the commode worthwhile after all.
To preserve your device's warranty, Liquipel says you must register your device with the company.
wet and gone
From matt on February 15, 2012 :: 12:09 pm
We have a drip bucket in the walk-in cooler
we have at work set under a leaky drainage hose,
I was changing a bulb in the cooler and I had to leave to do something more urgent.
About fifteen minutes later
i heard someone say “hey, there’s an iPhone in this bucket of water!” I started to laugh, and then i went to my phone pocket and had this feeling of terror, no phone there. I go and check, sure enough, it was my phone. I had one of those little rubber scuba suits on the phone, but it was in there just long enough to fry out the circuits. I tried drying it out later on and recharging it, but it’s cooked, cheap phones will be carried at work from now on.