Liquipel Review: Waterproof your cellphone
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.
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.
Liquipel technology explained
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?
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
For other devices you can contact Liquipel at:
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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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iPhone 4 water test - Liquipel Review
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
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.
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