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Make Your Smartphone Survive a Water Encounter

Having to deal with any liquid on your smartphone is distressing.  A spilled glass of water, a clumsy slip in the restroom, or any other unfortunate encounter with water will eventually cost you hundreds in repairs.

 

Water exposure is the second most common cause of smartphone damage. The International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that nearly 900,000 smartphones are damaged by quick dips in sinks, toilets, and pint glasses worldwide every day. Electronics do not mix with water indeed!

 

It is no surprise that high-end phones today come with a water-resistant feature – the latest trend for a wide range of phone manufacturers today.

 

These phones, albeit promising, are quite pricey and everyone would not be able to afford them. But there is no need to fret. There are still other ways to protect your phones from unexpected beverage spills and toilet dives.

 

One way is using a case that is capable of preventing water from entering your phone. You just have to deal with the added weight and bulk once the protective case is already installed, though.

 

Another option is Liquipel’s Watersafe™ Technology. This patented vacuum plasma-based process makes your gadget liquid-proof by applying a liquid repellent substance on your phone on a molecular level, providing a nano-coating that prevents water from making contact with the internal workings of the device.

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Liquipel’s Watersafe™ Technology can make your phone achieve an IPX7 rating at the very least. This means it can be immersed in water at a depth of one meter for 30 minutes.

 

An Ingress Protection (IP) rating is used to define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical gears, gadgets, and devices against intrusion from foreign bodies such as tools, dirt, and moisture.

 

Current breakthroughs in device safety assure consumers that they can use their phones anywhere near water and snap away during a drinking session, a shower, and even a dip in the pool or at the beach.

 

Just remember to still practice extra caution if you don’t want your phone to die a watery death.