CES 2012 – iPhone 5 To Be Waterproof?

While walking the CES show floor, we came across a company call HzO. They make a technology that allows manufacturers to waterproof their devices.

How Does It Work?

WaterBlock is a chemical vapor deposition that blankets vital electronic circuitry with a nano-thin film containing highly effective, water-repelling properties. When applied, it is transparent and creates a finish that doesn’t disrupt the look and feel.

The product is not available to end consumers. Hz0 is working with manufacturers to add WaterBlock to their products. Naturally, the company declined to state who those manufacturers are, but a waterproof iPhone 5 would be a great selling feature!


9 thoughts on “CES 2012 – iPhone 5 To Be Waterproof?”

  1. scott_ford says:

    This would be awesome, but I know I would be REAL hesitant

  2. nickthrolson says:

    Sweet this technology needs to be in all smart phones!

  3. Tu Michael says:

    great!when iphone5 is out.i’ll definitely buy one!

  4. direct_commerce says:

    @Stuartpwilson27 Thanks for the retweet!

  5. Shane Lowry says:

    So it should save all those phones that accidentally fall in toilets?

    1. John Chow says:

      @Shane Lowry I’m not ashamed to say I’ve done that before. 🙂

      1. Shane Lowry says:

        @John [email protected] Lowry It’s a little surprising and not a little disturbing how many phones people drop in the toilet. All it takes is it sitting in your top pocket, bend over to flush and splash 🙂

  6. Erik Fuller says:

    I hope so… I can’t tell you how many times I have pulled the iPhone4 in the rain and not giving two flying ***** if it is raining or not

  7. fas says:

    Awesome stuff, new companies are so innovative these days.

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