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Would you pay to waterproof your phone?

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  1. funkylogik

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    No. Two things:

    1) If it waterproofs, logically it would also prevent heat from escaping also - thus your phone would possibly run hotter.
    2) I saw a local tech journalist use Liquipel live on a webcast and his phone died on air (the screen worked and nothing else did - then nothing worked). But it was an apple phone, so what do I care?
     
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    That IS interesting! :)

    i saw an ad that Otterbox had put out regarding some sort of waterproof case, but it was just for Iphones, i think, and quite expensive.
     
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    It may waterproof it, but i feel like shattered screens are more common than water damage. That would still warrant an insurance claim, and then you lose the waterproofed phone.

    Not worth it for me.
     
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    Good idea! I have dropped a few phones into the water,and they didn't survive!!!


    So it will keep water out,but it must then allow heat too escape?

    It doesn't say anything in the article..
     
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    yes. i would howver there could well be warranty issues after getting that done...
     
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    If it worked - so didn't cause overheating, warranty issues etc - I probably would.

    Have to say, though that I would be kinda ticked off having to do it as its absolutely insane that devices specifically meant to be used outdoors aren't mandated to be water resistant to a couple of metres in the first place.

    I can't understand how there hasn't been a class action in the US about this - the US is famously crazy litigious, how come they haven't sued about this?! :D
     
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    I'm sure Leo Laporte from TWiT tried this fairly recently with a Samsung Galaxy something. Submerged the phone, it didn't work.
     
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    My sisters friend got a waterproof iPhone case. Don't know if they have them for android phones too.
     
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    I'm going to sue you for saying that about us!
     
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    Leo is the "tech journalist" I referenced in the second post that lost an apple phone to Liquipel. Live on Twit even!
     
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    A long time ago I saw on a news show that a company called HzO was going to do this. On the show, it said that you could mail your phone to them and they would coat it in their stuff. When I checked their website; however, it was a different story. They were working with OEM's instead.
     
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    :D

    D'you know, I might just, possibly win that one :D


    Yeah - I saw that! Got all excited .. then, like you, saw that was for application during manufacture :(
     

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