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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by funkylogik, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. funkylogik

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    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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  3. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    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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  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    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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  5. rich2626

    rich2626 Well-Known Member

    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..
  6. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    yes. i would howver there could well be warranty issues after getting that done...
  7. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    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
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    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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  9. sfbloodbrother

    sfbloodbrother Extreme Android User

    My sisters friend got a waterproof iPhone case. Don't know if they have them for android phones too.
  10. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    I'm going to sue you for saying that about us!
  11. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Leo is the "tech journalist" I referenced in the second post that lost an apple phone to Liquipel. Live on Twit even!
  12. rabidhunter

    rabidhunter Android Expert

    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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  13. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert


    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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