By Ben Bowers
on 1.11.12
Photo by Liquipel

The long standing feud between your precious gadgets and their arch-nemesis, water, may be officially called off thanks to Liquipel. What is Liquipel exactly? It’s a potent combination of witchcraft and voodoo, or at least that was our first reaction after watching the demo video, which we’ve convienently embedded for you after the break along with more details.

In laymen’s terms, Liquipel is self described as “a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic device to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids.” The only other specifics we know is that the coating is 1000 times thinner than human hair, making it invisible to the human eye and virtually undetectable. While the treatment penetrates the entire device as well as all of its internal components, it supposedly doesn’t compromise the gadget’s performance or usability in any way, while providing long-lasting protection throughout the device’s lifespan.

As of the time of this article, only nine devices are approved for the treatment, but we expect that to grow over time. Butter fingers interested in adding the protection to their phone for now have to mail the device to Liquipel for service, which they can then turn around in one to two days after receiving your device. We’d like to think that one day all manufacturers would just license this technology directly to create off the shelf hardware capable of withstanding even the rowdiest of pool-partys, but then again, supplying all those replacement phones might just be too much business to pass up.

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