Thousands of phones are getting water-damaged every year around the world, especially as users accidentally drop them down the toilet. However, this problem will soon be resolved because of a new hi-tech spray, which makes smartphones waterproof.
The WaterBlock technology is a product of HzO, which was showcased at CES 2012 last week. Not surprisingly, the thin nanotechnology stirred a lot of excitement from customers as well as major tech companies such as Apple and Samsung.
In the demonstration video posted on YouTube, the working iPhone and other devices were dunk into a fish tank. Nevertheless, they were still working even under water.
We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn't believe his eyes, a company spokesman told Pocket-Lint. Samsung is really excited by the tech.
The waterproof spray coating protects circuit boards and even when you dunk the phone underwater, it can survive from water damage and still take calls. HzO uses a unique coating processes to shield almost anything from water and corrosion damage, the company told Pocket-Lint.
Unlike other water damage solutions, with HzO technology a device is not sealed, water is able to enter. the company added. Instead, the electronic components inside the device are coated to provide protection, leaving the device unencumbered and always guarded against unexpected accidents.
Apple is reportedly also interested in the WaterBlock technology, prompting rumors that the forthcoming iPhone 5 will be also coated by the spray.
According to Pocket-Lint, HzO claimed that it was in talks with Apple about packing the technology in iPhone 5. We expect HZO to be in next season's phones, the spokesperson told Pocket-Lint.
The waterproof technology will not only protect your iPhone from water-damage, but also change the way you use or care about your devices. Can you imagine listening to the music or talking with your friends on the iPhone, while swimming?
If the WaterBlock technology doesn't result in increased costs for consumers or impede a phone’s functionality in any way, a new range of waterproof devices will come out soon.
Watch the video below to check out how the electronic devices can survive under the water with the WaterBlock technology.
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