Video: iPhone 5 gets treated with Liquipel 2.0, dunked in water

Ian Hardy

January 11, 2013 4:29pm

Making phones or tablet waterproof or water resistant is nothing new. Many manufacturers have been including this added feature into their devices for years. Most recently is Sony with the newly announced Xperia Z (see here). At CES this year Liquipel came back with version 2.0 of their self-sealing nano coating that protects your device from water/liquids. At their booth they gave a quick demo with the iPhone 5 and both the inside and outside have been sprayed and protected with Liquipel 2.0.

Apparently this second generation is 100 times better than the first go-around, plus can survive about 3.3 feet underwater for 30 minutes. There are no plans to offer this service in Canada, but does cost about $60. It looks like the product works, but to void them of any potential lawsuits Liquipel notes on their site that “Liquipel applies a preventative coating designed to aid in the event of accidental liquid exposure, and assumes no responsibility for water damaged devices. Liquipel does not recommend your device ever come in contact with liquid.” Check it out below.

  • Walt Barcus

    Leo Leporte tried this with his Iphone last year on Ipad Today. The phone did not survive the test. I won’t bet my phone on it.

    • CRTC

      Last year was liquipel 1.0 this is 2.0. the first one was rated as water resistent and had not certification. the new 2.0 is ip57 certified for 30mins under max 1m of water.

    • Assdroid

      Android licks a*s 🙂

  • 1st guys

    I didn’t know i would have chance to comment for first place!! Best day

  • barry

    Um why does it go to the power shut off screen for no reason when it went in the water?

    • TheRC51

      That’s because when the water goes into the device, it goes between the power button and the metal contact part inside the phone. So that acts as if the power button is being pressed down.

  • sp

    LOL we should tell every iPhone 5 user that this is stock on their phones….

    imagine how many would believe us

    • Brad F(anboy)

      @sp The only people who would believe you are your friends, but if you’re lying to them like that I don’t think they would be your friends for very long.

  • DroidSheep

    If the company doesn’t stajnd behind it’s product, why would I trust it with my phone? And to pay $60 for it? Hey Liquipel, I have some magic jelly beans to sell you, but if it doesn’t sprout, I’m not responsible for it.

    • Geoff

      I think what they’re trying to do is greatly increase their chances that the phone will survive an accidental drop into water. It’s not meant to be used so that you can go swimming without worrying about your phone being damaged.

      So the question isn’t “why would I trust it with my phone?”. The question is “if I drop my phone in the toilet will having used this stuff give my phone a better chance at getting through it?”

    • Brad F(anboy)

      @DroidSheep Standard legal disclaimer. It’s like when carriers put in their contracts that they don’t guarantee service and aren’t responsible for any events that occur when service isn’t available.

  • DroidSheep

    If the company doesn’t stand behind it’s product, why would I trust it with my phone? And to pay $60 for it? Hey Liquipel, I have some magic jelly beans to sell you, but if it doesn’t sprout, I’m not responsible for it.

    • MattyMattMatt

      This is a pretty decent accidental coverage if you ask me and only sixty bucks. Not bad at all.

  • InfinitiGuy

    All iPhones should be dunked in water and left there.

    • John

      And all androids should be left in the dump where they belong 🙂

    • Brad F(anboy)

      @John Shouldn’t be too hard, they’re a dime a dozen nowadays.

  • ThurnisHaley

    Actually there are plans for this in Canada as others reported that Liquipel are opening a store in West Edmonton Mall.

  • Alex

    He removed the phone into the pocket right after it starts lagging)))) LOL

    • MattyMattMatt

      Do you understand how modern touch screens work? Water interferes with the current it is trying to accurately detect.

  • Eric

    i would just rather get an actual phone that comes water resistant like the xperia Z!!!! hope it does come to Canada tho.

  • Slappy

    Plastic bag, same effect..thank me later.

    • MattyMattMatt

      Yes, great idea, I shall always keep my phone in a plastic bag. Thanks.

    • DroidSheep

      I think MEC has a sealable pouch for like $10. Can put your phone, smokes, or anything else that isn’t suppose to be dunked in water. And MEC will stand behind their products! Suck it Liquipel!

  • Crank

    Pro Tip : Pure Water doesn’t conduct electricity.

    Their demo is a scam.

  • John

    He said “it last forever”?! I doubt that.