Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
Liquipel, a southern California based company specializing in innovative coatings, might have created a product that will change the world of electronics forever. Though it sounds too good to be true, the company has announced a microscopic coating that protects electronic devices from water damage, inside and out — saving all of us from accidental water damage to our precious devices.
So far, the coating techniques used have not been clearly revealed and cannot be recreated at home. To get your hands on this magical shield, the company requires that you send in your Apple, Samsung, HTC or Motorola device, along with a $59 fee (read: red flag). While I certainly am not rushing to send in my iPhone before proof surfaces, time will tell if this is as great an invention as Liquipel makes it out to be. In all seriousness, any remote possibility that this coating actually works would revolutionize the entire consumer electronics industry.
According to the company, Liquipel also permanently bonds on the molecular level to your device, inside and out. So there you have it. It lasts forever, protects against water and only costs $59. Here’s more from to Liquipel:
It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics. Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a whole, including all of the vital components inside and out to provide optimal protection against accidental contact with liquids.
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