There will be many of us who have dropped their cell phone in some water or know of someone who has done it. You are then left most of the time with a device that is now useless and permanently ruined. Now a new technology called HZO waterproofs smartphones with both Apple and Samsung excited about the treatment.
The technology creates a nano-scale film barrier that once applied to electronic equipment, has special water repelling properties. According to a report on Pocket Lint the process takes place when the device is first manufactured, and isn’t some sealant applied by the consumer after the device is purchased.
The company decided to show off the new technology by adding the coating to a variety of devices such as the iPhone, and other smartphones from Samsung and Motorola. At last week’s CES event in Las Vegas the handsets were dropped a number of times into a fish tank filled with water.
Below you can see a couple of videos showcasing the technology in action and how it works. The company is looking to agree deals with all the leading cell phone manufacturers, and have revealed they are already in the process of signing one smartphone partner. There is also talk of a deal being agreed with a headphones manufacturer in the future.
With headphones the process would prevent the units from being damaged by sweat, and also enable them to be worn while swimming. The company has revealed that they showcased the technology to the Samsung Chairman, and said that “Samsung is really excited by the tech.”
They are also in discussions with Apple and there is a chance the iPhone 5 could be made waterproof by HZO, along with a number of future smartphones. Have you ever lost a cell phone through water damage?