We’ve all heard the stats and read the think pieces about mobile device use – we’re addicted to our cell phones. Or, at the very least, we have our mobile phones on us at all times. Our cell phones are our lifeline – they keep us connected to the ones we love and keep us on top of the latest news. So it’s no surprise that we’ve all made that tragic error at some point it – getting it wet.
Whether dropped into a pool, puddle, lake or, unfortunately, a toilet, we’ve all accidentally dropped our precious piece of technology into a body of water. If your reflexes are quick enough, you might be able to save it, but for the most part that usually signals the death of your mobile phone. A new invention can potentially help change all of that.
Rob Carter, a small Detroit business owner, owns iPhone repair shops known as The Pod Drop with locations in Novi and Rochester, Michigan. The Pod Drop refers to this preventative measure as “lifestyle waterproofing” on their Facebook page. It’s a nano-coating that repels water and seals the logic board and the major components of your cell phone that “matter most”. The nano-coating is transparent and over 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, so you can’t notice it on your iPhone.
Customers can drop off their iPhone for lifestyle waterproofing and use their phone as normal, but need to keep it dry for 48 hours to give the nano-coating time to set. Although they don’t recommend doing it, The Pod Drop has posted videos on their Facebook page that show a treated iPhone being dunked in water and still being functional.
Android users don’t have to worry because The Pod Drop also provides this coating for Samsung cell phones. All we have left to wonder is when this type of technology is going to hit our market in time for cottage season in Canada.
Do you have any tips on how to avoid water damage for your smartphone this summer? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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