Water, one the essential elements of survival for human beings, and the worst nightmare of every smartphone; Water can cause the most damage to smartphones, and in a manner that will create a deeper impact which may permanently damage the smart phones.
Smartphones vulnerability to water is the biggest chink in their armor, the Achilles heel of every smartphone, the weakest factor in a phone built to perform.
With the vulnerability a smartphone displays to water, many manufacturers have been taking steps to ensure that phones become “waterproof”, or water resistant. Sony has been pioneering this trend of waterproofing a phone, followed shortly by many of its rivals.
But this innovation in technology comes at a premium price. The smartphones which are waterproofed are quite costlier than the ones that are not.
“Impervious” is a company which is offering a $30 solution to waterproof your smartphones and to protect them from all water related damages.
There are some waterproofing kits, which are available for $40, only for the iPhone, which allow your iPhone to survive under 3 ft of water. This does not mean that you can take your phone swimming, but this does mean that the occasional splash inside the bucket or a wave from the sea will not damage your phone.
The waterproofing involves opening up the device and spraying a spray upon each and every component of your phone. Inside, as well as outside. Impervious is classified as IPX 7 when fully applied, which makes it a standard in waterproofing. Kits are also available for tablets at a higher cost and can remain in water for 30 mins (not recommended). Also, opening up your device will void its warranty.
This product, if proven to be a success over a long period of time, has the potential to revolutionize the way the waterproofing technology will work in the future. It will be interesting to know what the future holds for the waterproofing technology and the future of Impervious itself.