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Jan 12

Go Ahead! Drop Your Phone in the Water!

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WaterBlock technology by HzO

Water damage results in hundreds of thousands of damaged electronics per year. Despite bulky cases or splash-proof outer coatings, water still seeps in and ultimately ruins your phone, tablet, or the best E-readers. So, people tend to equate phone + H20=no go. But that equation has changed with a new element: HzO.

Debuting at CES 2012 this week, WaterBlock by the company HzO, covers the circuitry inside a smartphone, tablet, E-reader, or other device with a thin film nano-coating. This coating coats all pieces of circuitry individually, making each part totally impenetrable, unlike the previous coating that still let some water seep through in some spots. You’ll finally fully protect your precious phone or the best E-readers.

HzO’s WaterBlock won the CES Best Innovations Design and Engineering award for 2012, and HzO’s CES panel awed spectators Wednesday as they watched demonstrators snap off the back cover of phones, drop, completely submerge, and then pick up working iPhones and Androids from tubs of water. Hz0 also emphasized that WaterBlock does not only save phone’s lives, but it could save people’s lives. If a person gets in a car or boating accident and becomes submerged in water, they can now call for help even with a wet phone! HzO representatives hope to have WaterBlock available in smartphones, the best E-readers, and other devices as early as this summer!

Check back daily! We’ll be covering the CES conference before, during, and after to give you the preview of the next superstars in consumer electronics.

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