LAS VEGAS  - As sleek new smartphones prepared to make splashes at the Consumer Electronics Show here on Tuesday, a California firm was out to prevent water from being the death of them.
Liquipel was showing off a clear coating a thousand times thinner than a human hair that shields smartphones outside and inside from damaging effects of water . “Water will just run through the machine,” Liquipel president Danny McPhail told AFP as he casually tossed an iPhone into a tub of water and watched it sink. “It actually beads right on top of the circuit board and rolls off.”