By Cody Lee on Jun 19, 2012
Summer’s almost here, meaning you might want to start preparing your iPhone for the water. Pool parties, river-floating and water parks are all possibilities during the popular season.
This means that if you don’t have a waterproof case, you might want to get one. And if you aren’t sure what to look for, you might want to start with the new Scuba Suit from Photojojo… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 18, 2012
Water damage. It’s a concern on the minds of nearly every major smartphone manufacturer out there, and their customers. And while companies like HZO and Liquipel are trying to change that, their technologies aren’t quite there yet.
So while we wait for some of the new-aged tech to mature, there’s still plenty of physical case options to choose from to make your iPhone waterproof. And if you happen to be a minimalist, you might want to check out the Case Marine… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2012
The current method for detecting water damage on an iOS device is pretty ancient. Like other electronics, most of Apple’s mobile products have liquid contact indicators that change colors when the device comes in contact with excessive moisture.
The problem with these indicators is that they can sometimes change colors without ever being submerged in water. For instance, heavy humidity can cause a device to appear as if it has suffered severe water damage. So Apple is looking to change things… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 13, 2012
We’ve written about a number of “durable” iPhone cases here on iDB, including the Case-Mate Tank and the RainBallet. And in the comment threads of every one of those posts, readers kept bringing up the LifeProof case. So we figured we would mention it.
For those who haven’t heard of the LifeProof, it’s an ultra-durable iPhone case that’s thinner than the popular Otterbox Defender, and can handle much more punishment… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 16, 2012
A week ago we told you about a company named Liquipel. As the name suggests, the company’s work involves an invisible, liquid-repelling coating that can make your iPhone and other gadgets completely waterproof.
But apparently, they’re not the only ones with the technology. A little Utah-based startup named HZO has a similar waterproof coating it’s working on called Waterblock. And word on the street is, Apple is interested… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 10, 2012
To most people, iPhones and iPads are fairly expensive. That’s why we all put cases and screen protectors on our devices — to keep them safe from drops and other accidents. But how do we protect our gadgets from water damage?
Well, there’s a handful of case options that claim to make your iPhone waterproof, but they’re either bulky or extremely unattractive (see DryCase). Liquipel, however, is trying to change that with its new invisible waterproof coating… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 1, 2011
This is definitely a win for consumers. As you know, Apple places a small Liquid Contact Indicator inside the majority of their devices to identify whether or not the device has been subjected to liquid damage.
The reason for this is because water damage eliminates the consumer from being eligible for AppleCare. In other words, liquid damage isn’t covered under warranty.
Obviously directly submerging your iPhone in a body of water is a good reason for Apple to deny your claims, but what if your iPhone’s LCI triggered accidentally due to extreme humidity? What then?