After CES, though, if you wanted to take bets about which company would end up landing the deal, money would rest on HzO, who not only claim that their WaterBlock superhydrophobic coating is better than the competition’s… but Apple’s interested.
HzO told Pocket Lint:
We showed the Samsung Chairman the technology with a Samsung Galaxy S that we had coated with HZO and he couldn’t believe his eyes,” a representative of the company told us. “Samsung is really excited by the tech.”
The company has told us that they are also talking to Apple as well, hoping to be able to let Apple make the iPhone 5 waterproof.
“We expect HZO to be in next season’s phones,” HZO told Pocket-lint rather confidently.
Is this guy for real? Well, Apple did have over 250 employees at CES, prowling for new techs to slurp up. It’s possible one of them stopped by the HZO booth, but whether they’re actually looking for a deal or just nodded politely and did their best to seem interested… well, that’s the question, isn’t it?