CES 2012 Favorites: Liquipel Cellphone Waterproofing

January 19, 2012    |    By +
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The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. Nearly 150,000 attendees are on hand to check out over 2500 exhibitors showcasing their latest products on more than 1.6 million feet of exhibit space. This trade show is massive!

Since consumer electronics are the hottest and (still) fastest growing gift segment, CES gives me a chance to get an early look at some great gadgets. CES also is a great place to spot the bigger picture trends in the electronics arena.

The sheer amount of products at CES is staggering, but I have turned Las Vegas upside down and found some cool ones that should make great gifts. Here are some of my favorites from CES 2012.

The Product: Liquipel waterproofing technology (available now for around $60 per device)

The Scoop: Liquipel provided one of the more jaw-dropping demonstrations at CES this year. Liquipel is a company that has created a process that applies a nano-coating to a smartphone which renders it completely waterproof.

The coating is undetectable (can’t see it smell it, etc), so if/when a phone is submerged or doused with water, the water just beads off and the phone is unharmed. The process involves relinquishing your phone for a few days, but when returned you have yourself a phone that makes nice with water for the rest of its life.

A Great Gift For: Any iPhone user!



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