Liquipel's coating waterproofs gadgets without uglifying them

Go ahead and throw that iPhone, Android, tablet, camera or whatever into the water. It'll still work, if it's treated with Liquipel's special nano coating. Yeah, waterproofing that doesn't require chunky cases of any kind.

A thousand times thinner than a human hair, Liquipel doesn't just waterproof the outside of your gadget, but protects all of its innards as well. Exposed headphone jacks and charging docks all become waterproof, too.

It's a great alternative to buying gadgets specifically made to be waterproof, as those tend to usually be bulkier and — dare I say — uglier.

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For a permanent lifetime waterproofing of your favorite gadget, the cost is $60. Simply send your gadget into Liquipel and you'll have it back the next day. The entire process takes 30 minutes or so to coat thoroughly, but you know, there's shipping time.

To prove how well it works, the company showed off how even tissue paper can become water repellent if treated with Liquipel. You can watch a video of the tissue not absorbing water in the video down below.

Via Liquipel

Posted on location at CES 2012 in Las Vegas.

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