The company Liquipel claims it has the ability to fully waterproof your iPhone–without a case. How? The process works when you send off your device to Liquipel and they spray your device with a nano coating–making it waterproof and allowing it to be fully submerged in water.
Liquipel is a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic device to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics.
Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a whole, including all of the vital components inside and out to provide optimal protection against accidental contact with liquids.
How will Liquipel affect your speakers, mic, and dock connector? According to their FAQ, not much:
Does the coating cover up my headphone jack and charging port?
The Liquipel process does go into the headphone jacks and charging ports but does not hinder your device in any way. Liquipel is a non conductive coating that allows currents to transfer back and forth when there is a direct connection. What this means is you are able to charge, use headphones and access micro usb or sim cards just as you did before with no problem.
What about mics and speakers?
The liquipel coating is not “heavy” enough to distort your sound quality from your speakers or damage the mic. It does however keep the soft materials most speakers are made of from breaking down when exposed to moisture. Some models (such as iPhone 4) have channels that the speakers play through. It will be hard to hear the music until the water dries from this channel. Liquipel is about preserving your device and all of its functionality.
The price will range from $59-$79 for Liquipel to protect your device. You ship it to them, and they’ll return it. Check out the following demo video of a Liquipel-protected iPhone 4 getting submerged in water and tell me what you think:
So with Liquipel, you will be able to take your phone with you into the shower and never feel disconnected ever again, right? 😉