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Monday, 9 January 2012

Dropped Your Phone in the Toilet? Soon - No Problem! -

Dropped Your Phone in the Toilet? Soon - No Problem! - 

Despite all the smarts built into them, smartphones have one fatal flaw: They can’t get wet. Yet.
Three start-ups aim to correct that this year, offering special, micro-thin coatings made of nanomaterials that can seamlessly and invisibly encase your next iPhone or Android phone and keep it safe from the rain -- or even a plunge in the potty.
HzO, P2i, and Liquipel are putting their technology on display this week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where the world’s gadget makers unveil the latest and greatest goodies that will fill your pockets in the upcoming year. And that’s in the rain or out, explains Paul Clayson, president and CEO of nanotech firm HzO.

“We can’t see why every cellphone on the planet shouldn’t be using our technology,” Clayson told FoxNews.com.
HzO has created a proprietary gas -- and a special process for applying it -- that essentially wraps an invisible waterproof shell around anything, a shell just a few molecules thick.
They call it WaterBlocked.
“We take electronics, place them in a vacuum chamber, and apply a thin coating as a gas,” explained Clayson, whose background in industrial coatings makes him well suited to the new company. “It reaches to every nook and crevice in the assembly to create a universal and effective coating.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/09/finally-can-throw-your-phone-in-toilet/

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