New Chemical Coating Could Waterproof All Mobile Phones
Technology developed by England's Ministry of Defence can protect mobile phones from water damage. Called Ion-Mask, the technology is an invisible plasma that chemically bonds to the surface of devices. It will also fill in the small gaps and cracks to prevent water from seeping in. The chemical will repel water or moisture, causing it to bead up and roll off the surface rather than permeate the phone. Because devices such as mobile phones are often too small to fit the necessary seals to make them waterproof, Ion-Mask could serve as an alternate way to waterproof electronics. A spin-off company from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, called P2i, is talking with three mobile phone manufacturers about using the protective coating.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Life
T-Mobile and MetroPCS today announced the Kyocera Hydro Life, a new semi-rugged and waterproof Android smartphone. Like many of Kyocera's handsets, the Hydro Life is for customers who need a robust phone that can survive the trials and tribulations of an active lifestyle.
Cricket Scores the Waterproof Kyocera Hydro View
Kyocera and Cricket Wireless today announced the Hydro View, a waterproof Android smartphone that is similar to the Hydro Air. The View is rated IP57 against water and dust and can sit in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Moto G Is Waterproof and Can Be Customized Via Moto Maker
Motorola today announced the Moto G, its mid-range powerhouse. The phone has a 5-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel main camera, and 5-megapixel user-facing camera.
CAT's Latest Handset Is a Rugged Android Slate
CAT today announced the S40, a new rugged handheld for those who need a tough, waterproof phone. The CAT S40 features a hardened exterior (mil-spec 810G) that can handle drops from 6 feet as well as protect against water and dust intrusion.
That would be awesome but lets not forget about heat syncing for the devices. I remember when the little piece of tape with the copper looking emblem on it. These little things would burn phones up due to the phone becoming real hot and being out of sync.
Waterproof would be awesome but, if it comes with the price of destroying the phone then is it really worth it?
My only other concern would be if it comes with a warranty and any assurances. Due to the normal wear and tear on phones eventually there would be place on your phone that it would come off; this is where a warranty would kick in.
The Phone Insurance companies would a lot of business if this goes through.
I wonder if that it could be possible with mobile phones?
That would be awesome but lets not forget about heat syncing for the devices. I remember when the little piece of tape with the copper looking emblem on it
And while we are on the bathroom subject, steam from the shower doesn't play well with your phone either. So when you complain with the tech that the dot on your phone doesn't show water damage, the inside of your phone is all corroded.
Anyone hear of Scotchgard?
Don't count on manufactures using it
sure let me take it in the back for a sec to check something (breaths on the lithmus paper)
... yeah it's water damaged, that's why its not working
good news for germaphobics!
but beggers can't be choosers. that would be awesome if this is available soon!