Liquipel Claims it Can Make Your iPhone Waterproof Without a Case

This sounds to good to be true, but Liquipel claims that they can make your iPhone (or any other device) waterproof without a case, with a process that applies a patent pending waterproof coating on the iPhone to protect it from water or liquids.

Liquipel explains how it works:

Liquipel is a revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic device to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics.

Liquipel penetrates the entire device as a whole, including all of the vital components inside and out to provide optimal protection against accidental contact with liquids.

As you may have guessed, you need to send your iPhone to Liquipel to get it waterproofed. Liquipel is currently offering this service for $59 with a 1 to 2 day turnaround time.

You can check out the video below to see their product in action and the second video also shows how it works:

[Liquipel via TUAW]

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  • dan bradley

    …and if it fails?
    Then you’re in a bit of a bad position I’d say. Or maybe it’s just a clever marketing scheme, because no one would be dumb enough, even if they actually got this done, to volunteer to drop their phone into a vat of water. Who knows. I sure as hell am not taking the chance to find out if this really works or not, unless it comes with a free replacement phone if it fails. (hah)

  • dan bradley

    – Hey your service sucks, sounds like you are calling me from under water.
    – No, I have full service, but that’s because I AM calling you from under water, look out the window I’m in the pool snorkling!

  • Chris

    Hmm…I wonder if they offer a guarantee of any sort?

  • Mike

    TheiPhone has no clothes.

  • dasd

    WOW sounds cool but they should replace it if it fails

    • Wiilt

      sounds like a nice way to get a new iphone XD

  • AJ

    It’ll be in doubt untill there patents are pending i guess..!!
    In video also he says for headphone jack and charging point.. Bt didnt get it exactly wht they’ve done..

  • emimix

    Sounds good … but wondering if that could cause iPhone to overheat?!

    • Good question!!! Intelligent one. They are yet to answer many questions regarding this. What’s the lifetime of the protection?

  • OGT


  • As some one who dropped my old 3G in water this might be a good back up plan after not dropping your phone in water. But apple might just buy them out and put it in the iPhone 5s

  • fingers21

    iPhone 5s??? You know something the world doesn’t? Last was iPhone 4s, makes sense the next will be iPhone 5!

    • Troll

      He means iPhone 5s (plural) not iPhone 5S you dumb sh*t.

      • Wiilt

        asshole >.>

  • mark

    you mean 6???

  • Wiilt

    sounds awesome, but sounds scary 0.o

  • I saw this on the early show about 5 years ago. They had a phone treated with this stuff, dropped it in a fish tank and called it. It was pretty amazing. I never heard anything else about it and always wondered. I guess it’s back! From what I saw it was pretty damn awesome. As many times as I’ve taken my phone swimming with me (accidentally) in sure it’d pay for itself!

    • bob_white

      That was probably Golden Shellback. They sold/licensed their patents and process to Zagg but so far nothing has come from it.

  • Stu

    i’ve seen a normal iphone last under water for a while, i’d like to see a side by side comparison.

  • cat lover

    ok as an electronics technician I’ve got some hang ups about this video.
    – who’s to say you are not poring distilled water on the phone, distilled water is actually a pretty good insulator for those of you playing at home.
    – Ive repaired water damaged iP4’s that have fallen in the pool or a puddle and it really depends on the type of water you drop it in as to how bad the damage will be.
    – most of the time when the phone goes for a swim the damage will not show up till corrosion sets in and starts shorting sh*t out.
    – Im assuming you are coating the motherboard and all else in a lacquer of sorts but you can’t possibly tell me the points of the 30 pin iPod connecter, 3.5mm port and all the other connection from the logic board like the lcd, buttons, digitiser etc are water tight too since they need to conduct for the thing to function properly.

    do the same video but at the beach with salt water and i will eat my words

    • I second your comment.

      • Grayson


    • iphone4 newb.


  • bob_white

    I’ll stick with my Lifeproof case for now. I KNOW it’s water proof and I get drop protection too…

  • iHate

    What’s with all the negative comments? It is a really get idea and if it works then it will save people lots of money. While legitimate questions have been asked, enough with the instant failure comments – innovation should be encouraged not dismissed out of hand.

  • Lev

    Wouldnt this coating affect the way sound comes out of the mini speakers? Or the way the mic picks up sound. I would imagine this coating would probably also cause the some issues for the headphone jack. Electrical continuity with the charger might be an issue. Maybe the mist coating is smart enough to avoid those key areas.

    • dablo

      They’re saying it is a vapor that it applied to it. Seems like to some deep science to me. There is something unique as far as how the is to work, but I am skeptical.

  • conned

    Taken from their T&C’s

    Liquipel is a unique coating that is meant to protect your electronic device from damage resulting from accidental and incidental exposure to water. WE NEVER SUGGEST OR RECOMMEND THAT YOUR DEVICE MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH WATER OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LIQUID. We do not warrant that the coating of your device will work perfectly or that it will work under all conditions.
    We warrant that the coating will be applied to your device in accordance with our design specifications and that neither the coating material nor the application process will damage your device. We are not responsible for any damage which may occur to your device, including, but not by way of limitation, through your use or misuse of your device or during shipping to or from our coating facility.

  • Where can I get this product?