No one enjoys slapping a case on their iPhone. They add weight, extra bulk, and almost always ruin the beautiful look of your device. If you want to protect it, however, there’s no other way.
Or is there? A company called Liquipel claims to make your iPhone waterproof without a case. It uses a special water resistant “nano” coating which repels water, allowing you to actually submerge you device into a bucket of juice — naked — without killing it.
That’s right — this doesn’t just protect your device from the odd splash, but from a whole bucket of water, as seen in the image above snapped by TUAW. If you look closely, you’ll notice an iPhone (without a case) within a cylinder of water, displaying a photo without any problems.
If the image isn’t enough, check out Liquipel’s demonstration video below, which shows an iPhone 4S submerged in water, functioning normally.
The downside to Liquipel is that this isn’t just a coating you can purchase and apply yourself. You have to send your device off the Liquipel and have them apply it for you. It takes 1-2 days and it’ll cost you $59.
However, the company is hoping that in future, it can work directly with manufacturers to have Liquipel applied to mobile devices during the manufacturing process, so that it’s already on your device when you purchase it.
Liquipel looks very impressive, and though it may seem a little pricey, it could potentially save you hundreds in water damage repairs.