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Liquipel Review: Waterproof your cellphone

Updated on May 17, 2013

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Have you ever been splashed with water with your phone in your hand? Or you jumped into the pool, and just as you hit the water completing your awesome cannonball you realize your phone is still in your pocket! Sure you pulled it right out, but sadly this is the end of your beloved. Unfortunately when a device is water damaged, the warranty is void. Fortunately, there is a solution.

With the motto of Wet and Wired Liquipel is a Southern California based research company that has managed to come up with a technology to waterproof your cellphone through a hydrophobic nano sized coating that doesn't affect the feel or performance of your device. This means you can protect your phone from water splashes without a big, bulky case.

Have questions about how Liquipel works? Does Liquipel void my warrant? Keep scrolling!

How does it work?

In order to waterproof your cellphone the Liquipel treatment applies a liquid repellent coating to your device in vapor form, which allows it to access and bind to all the nooks and crannies of your device. The coating is a 1000 times thinner than a human hair, so it doesn't affect the way your phone looks or even feels for that matter.

The coating will last for the life of your device, so you don't have to get the treatment done over and over again.

The process is such; they put your phone in what they call the Liquipel machine. The machine then creates a vacuum, at this point the Liquipel formulation is introduced into the chamber in vapor form, which allows it to enter all the nooks and crannies of your phone. After this the machine uses technology found on the environment of the surface of the sun, which allows Liquipel to permanently bind to any surface it is in contact with at a molecular level.

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The benefit of the method of this treatment is that it coats the inside and the outside of your device which means that not only does it waterproof your cellphone's surface , but it also protects the inner circuitry, which means if you drop your phone in water, Liquipel will protect your phone's function because it has also been treated from the inside.

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How much is the Liquipel treatment?

The standard Liquipel treatment runs for about $59 plus shipping. The only draw back to this treatment is that you have to let your phone go for a few days, you have to ship it out for them to treat it, and they return it once it's done. The do however have a expedited rate if you need your phone back quickly.

Liquipel reminds you that this only is a preventative measure against water damage so while your phone can still function underwater and be doused with liquid and still work, it is best to prevent such a situation from occurring.

Liquipel Review: Smartphones due to their functionality and new features are getting more and more expensive day by day, investing in a waterproof coating is definitely a good idea , it saves you the trouble of buying a new phone and as we know at least with apple a water damaged iPhone voids your warranty. A precautionary investment right now will save you not once but numerous times in the future.

Where can I buy the Liquipel Treatment?

All Liquipel sales are conducted on their website

Click here or on the banner to check out the Liquipel Website

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Can my device be treated with Liquipel technology?

At the moment Liquipel is offering treatment for only a number of devices, however if your device isn't on the list you can still contact them and ask if they are able to waterproof your cellphone with the Liquipel treatment.

Apple iPod Shuffle

Apple iPhone 4s

Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 3g/s

Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile)

Galaxy S2 (AT&T)

HTC Evo 4G

HTC Evo Shift 4G

HTC MyTouch 4G

Motorola Droid X/X2

Samsung Charge

For other devices you can contact Liquipel at:

85-liquipel (855.478.4735)

Or you can e-mail them at:

info@gadgetevolutions.com

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Liquipel Review: Does Liquipel void my warranty?

Liquipel Review: Given that the treatment doesn't leave any kind of mark, neither does it affect the way your phone looks or feels. It would be hard to tell if a phone has been treated with Liquipel unless of course they did a water test on it which could be dangerous. So far as I know Liquipel doesn't leave any tell tale signs that the phone has been treated, so there is no actual way to tell that your cellphone is now waterproof, unless you tell your cellphone provider yourself, which you can refrain from doing. The only downfall is that if you did return your phone for any reason and you already had it treated with Liquipel, and the company replaces your phone for you, you obviously also loose your waterproof cellphone. So that is something to think about.

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Here's a video to see Liquipel in action!

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Test With Liquipel - Liquipel Review

Watch how he takes the battery cover off and the treatment still works, it just goes to show that Liquipel really does get in everywhere inside the phone.

iPhone 4s playing video underwater - Liquipel Review

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Smartphones are expensive these days, and with more and more features coming out each and every year they are only going to get more and more expensive. Investing in a waterproof treatment to me is a sensible idea. The only other waterproof options out there right now include big bulky clear bags that look like zip-lock bags and are functionally and esthetically impractical. Also you would only be able to use these cases in certain environments. You can't always be walking around with your phone in a plastic bag, and if you do take it out, there's always a chance that your phone will come in contact with liquid right then. Isn't that how it always goes? It's like that one time you forgot your license at home, something unfortunate happens on the road. Writing this Liquipel Review I can say that with Liquipel it is a one time treatment, and once done you don't have to worry about anything.

To check out what some companies have to say about Liquipel click on the link and scroll down to check out Liquipel Review from companies such as BBC, Forbes and Inhabitat.

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      CG1960 4 years ago

      I got Liquipel on my Galaxy S3 in June and it's saved it from getting destroyed at least three times by now. I dropped it in a bubbling jacuzzi and it survived and I've been a believer ever since. It's crazy because you canât see anything has been done to it, it comes back all clean in a metal container with a microfiber pouch. All in all Iâd say its worth the $59. You no longer have to worry about losing a phone over a spilled drink or a little rain. It just makes you feel good.

      Liquipel is going to be at CES again this year and I hear rumors of a machine doing free treatments at the show, canât wait to check it out.

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      justramblin 5 years ago

      Great invention. The only downfall is that you'd have to part with your phone for a while. thanks.

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      Prokes 5 years ago

      When Leo Laporte, an independent 3rd party tech expert, tested (27:00) Liquipel on his cell phone, it drowned (1:13:40).

      [Can't post link. Search YouTube for "Leo Laporte Liquipel" episode 91]

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      Likoali 5 years ago

      Hey, weird ghost girl here ;) you did an amazing job on these lenses!! Great content and there was a lot of it too! Very informative. I look to hearing more from you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, super cool stuff, glad I saw this too ... *angel blessed!*

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      my2165 5 years ago

      @CodeBotics: Hey CodeBotics, you know what while 59 dollars is a steep price for a treatment of this kind, but then again, you have to look at the prices of phones nowadays, they are pretty expensive, I mean the iphone without a contract runs for about 649 for the 16GB one, so 59 bucks for something that will save you your warranty from being void seems like a decent price. I guess it depends on your own perspective. About treating your phone on your own, I don't think they have come up with such a thing as of yet, maybe in the future who knows? because the way they treat your phone is under a vacuum, which i'm not even sure how you would do at home, the only other waterproofing I have heard of which is a little less expensive than this is those clear pouches that you get for around 30 dollars or so, they're a little ugly and a hassle to carry but if you don't care about the looks and just want functionality then I guess that's something for you

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      CodeBotics 5 years ago

      Interesting looking stuff, although I think it looks a bit pricey for me. Also, do you sell stuff than can be applied by the user? Instead of having to send the phone?

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      my2165 5 years ago

      If anyone has already purchased the Liquipel treatment please leave a detailed review along with what phone you have, thank you!