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Liquipel says it can waterproof your iPhone without a case

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgEither this is the most revolutionary product of the decade, or the biggest hoax in recent memory. A California based company called Liquipel claims that it has perfected a process in which it can waterproof your iPhone or other smartphone both inside and out, without having to use a case. A pretty tall order that bears some explaining.When I called the company for a comment on the process in which this is achieved, I got the following quote from Sarah, the Sales Director:The process we use is a specialized coating in the form of a vapor. We put the device in a chamber, fill it with the vapor where it bonds at the molecular level to protect the phone. Since vapor is so small, when the process is finished you can’t see or detect the coating, which makes it perfect for phones.” The process sells for $59, and requires that you send your smartphone to Liquipel to be treated. After which the company will send your protected device back, where it will withstand submersion in liquid (although Liquipel recommends you never test this) or the occasional heavy rain shower. Liquipel claims that it has a five-point tracking procedure so you can monitor the progress of your phone at all times, alleviating any worries you may have about actually receiving your device back.So to recap, you are supposed to send the company $59 and your smartphone and trust that they are going to send it back with a coating you can neither see nor detect. This sounds a little too good to be true, but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. There are videos claiming to test the coating in action, which you can see below. It’s interesting to note, by watching the video you can’t tell if they are using distilled water or not, which would not damage a device as quickly as regular water. If Liquipel turns out not to be as great as it sounds, we do have an alternative on the horizon. You may remember a certain superhydrophobic spray that is currently being turned into a consumer product.Read more at Liquipellast_img read more

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