A number of smartphone sellers are now focusing on manufacturing their flagship smartphones water-resistant, following Sony’s lead. Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the company’s latest phone, is a good example of this. The handset’s water-proofing treatment is going to end up saving the consumer a bucket load of cash, not to mention the hassle, by helping our most used gadget survive the occasional spill.
What if you are like me and have gone for Apple’s offering? or maybe one of the many other various Android models that aren’t shipped with a water resistant coating? Well, good people fear not! The guys over at Impervious have got you covered…Literally.
Impervious provides a solution that, according to the company, can add water and scratch resistance to devices such as the iPhone. There are other waterproofing solutions on the market that are similar to Impervious, but they usually have a relatively steep cost and they require people to send in their devices so they can be treated offsite.
Impervious says on its website. “Impervious is an invisible nano spray with molecules 1000x smaller than a human hair with super-hydrophobic properties…When applied externally to your device, Impervious protects against spill damage and screen scratching. When fully applied to the outer & inner components of your device, Impervious is classified as IPX 7. We currently only offer full waterproofing kits for the iPhone 5, 5s and 6. When applied, your device can be submerged in (1) meter or (3) feet of water for up to 30 minutes (We do NOT recommend).”
You can get a DIY kit from Impervious for just $29.95. That kit will cover the iPhone 5/5s or an Android smartphone. Kits for iPads and Android tablets are also available for between $34.95 and $39.95.
What do you think? Is thirty bucks a fair amount to shell out to waterproof your iPhone? As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.
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