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DryWired: Waterproof your smartphone inside and out

By 02.28.13

Smartphones are great machines, but waterproof they aren’t. And if you want a phone that can deal with shock and damage, you’ve generally got to either buy a hideous phone or an equally hideous case. DryWired would like to make both obsolete.



At root of this idea is nanomaterials. The DryWired process features a monomer that when heated turns into a gas. Your partially disassembled phone is flooded with this gas, and then the chamber it’s in is rapidly cooled.

The result? Your phone is waterproof both internally and externally: Spill some coffee on it and said coffee will just roll right off the screen.

It doesn’t mean you can take your phone with you scuba diving: DryWired claims that its process would only allow your phone to be under three feet of water for thirty minutes before it was at risk of failing.

But if you’re clumsy, or just sick of dealing with phone problems after a rainstorm, this might be the process for you. Unfortunately, it’s not clear how much it’ll cost yet: DryWired is pitching the process to resellers and manufacturers right now.

DryWired [Official Site]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
TAGSdrywiredGadgetsGadgets for menprotectionSmart phonesWaterproof your phonewaterproofing

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