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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:38 PM   #51
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to file a claim. I dropped my device in the toilet while giving birth to a cigar.

Please see photo attached

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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:51 PM   #52
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I don't know--I've seen some people test this and it doesn't work. And I'm not talking they dunked it in water and pulled it out--I've seen people just quickly drop it in water and pull it right back out, and the phone died every time.

I don't trust it.
That's weird, because I dropped my iPhone 5 in a pail of water and took it right out and it is fine. And mine isn't even treated.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:33 PM   #53
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be sweet if they ever incorporate this into the device from the factory!
That's what I've been saying for over a year!



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Two comments:

1. Even if Watersafe 2.0 were used in, say, iPhones, Apple might not want to disclose that fact. The last thing any cell phone manufacturer would want is half their new handset customers dousing their phones in the the nearest faucet or dipping them in their Diet Cokes. Every time someone asks "Is that one of those waterproof phones?"

2. Liquipel would take over the world if they introduced a "Dirtsafe" car wax that repels dirt as well as Watersafe 2.0 repels water. Is nanocoating the next car wax innovation?
I'd prefer a coating that makes a devise water-resistant and make it float!

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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:19 PM   #54
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If I could pass all my handheld gaming devices, and iPad and iPhone through a magical mist of this stuff, these guys would get all my money.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:23 PM   #55
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perfect to coat the top of a laptop, and the keybed, or under the keybed.

i wonder if it can handle hot coffee/tea?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 07:43 PM   #56
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The iPhone is actually pretty darn resistant to water already. I tried washing my 3GS, and was surprised that blasting water towards the screen and the back, did nothing to it. Just see for yourself:




But its weak points are the openings, mainly the speakers and connectors. If they could just manage to make those more resistant somehow. Water shouldnt really be a problem at all. Unless you´re actually trying to kill your phone, like I was.

Also, since the iPhone 5 is made much more compact, with less cracks and parts, in a unibody process - I imagine it is even more resistant to water than the 3GS.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:01 PM   #57
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When they start covering intentional dips in water, then I'll be interested in this. I want to know what I paid for actually works. Otherwise, I may as well buy a warranty that covers water damage.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:09 PM   #58
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pretty nifty stuff..

Too bad Leo didn't read the directions before dunking his phone. But now it can go longer .......

Not finding a use for this, except the usual "manufactures backing up peoples criteria, by allowing them to randomly drop their devices"

Putting responsibility on the manufacture, not the consumer is bad idea.

People don't drop it, then its fine, but what are the risks by people saying "We can now "accidentally" dunk our phones in the shower/bath etc... but it doesn't matter *because* i have this product... save my bacon.."

My response... if customers aren't gonna look after their phones, then companies must step in and go to the measure. of allowing users to freely do this knowing that it will protect them.

no more responsibly these days. At least a case is a bit better.... there is no crazy idea of getting it wet.... (this company does know its electronics right ?)

Maybe its just a "cool" factor.. I dunno *shrugs*
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:45 PM   #59
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I don't know--I've seen some people test this and it doesn't work. And I'm not talking they dunked it in water and pulled it out--I've seen people just quickly drop it in water and pull it right back out, and the phone died every time.

I don't trust it.
Can you post a link or source to what you're talking about? I almost had this done, but was hesitant because I wasn't sure about real-world use.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:53 PM   #60
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That hand model has tattoos on his wrist. How progressive.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:00 PM   #61
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be sweet if they ever incorporate this into the device from the factory!
That's actually a pretty reasonable request. The new Xperia lineup at CES (as dreadful as the Xperia line normally is)...actually has waterproofing for up to 3ft straight from the factory.

Pretty cool.

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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:11 PM   #62
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Does the technology that can determine if a phone was accidentally vs deliberately submerged also come from the surface of the sun?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:31 PM   #63
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seems like a much better option than paying $69 (or however much it is) for applecare which won't cover water damage.
AppleCare is 100 dollars and covers everything but lost or stolen devices
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:34 PM   #64
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Why would I want this when I have a Lifeproof? That is all I need
Can't tell if ur being sarcastic, but I hope so. Because lifeproof cases are aesthetically horrible. I own one because my 2 young kids have iPad. But unless I was a Bering sea crab fishermen, I would never consider one on my phone.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:17 PM   #65
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BAD NEWS for Apple.

This was GOT to be the worst bad news for Apple. Apple makes a lot of money by replacing water damaged devices. If word gets out that Apple could with near triveal effort make their devices water proof people will demand that Apple does this at the factory. It will not only cost apple an extra $1 per device for the treatment but will cut off the revenue stream.

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I'd prefer a coating that makes a devise water-resistant and make it float!
I have a marine hand held VHF radio. (Kind of a fancy walkie-talkei that works on the radio frequencies used on ships and boats.) This device was 100% water proof and you could dump it in a water tank for hours. It would not be hard for Apple to make something like this. Just some rubber seals and so on. the radio cost a LOT less than an iPhone.

And yes I had a floating cover for it.

We will have to wait for Samsung to offer a waterproof phone, then Apple will be forced into making their's waterproof.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:29 PM   #66
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Hmmm. Cool concept. Tough decision though:

This.. Or just pay $49 for a new phone using Apple Care + replacement.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:34 PM   #67
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Can devices just come with this?

Definitely a reasonable cost for this, if it's reliable can see it being a great product.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:46 PM   #68
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This is ********. Any treatment which allows headphones, charger to still be used (e.g. conducting electricity) will obviously not protect against water. Dunno why people don't realise that simple fact.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:54 PM   #69
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Sweet, I just saved $59 by using my pocket and not being an idiot with my phone
Our pockets must be related.

Mines still protecting my caseless phone just fine
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:15 AM   #70
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This is so cool! :O
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:40 AM   #71
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When they start covering intentional dips in water, then I'll be interested in this. I want to know what I paid for actually works. Otherwise, I may as well buy a warranty that covers water damage.
Exactly! I could set up a company tomorrow and advertise 'Kalsta's Magical Waterproofing' for $59 a pop, then just send customers' phones back to them without doing anything. I'd be taking a gamble, but say only 1 out of 30 customers experiences a dead phone from water damage—I could replace their phone and still make a handy profit.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:50 AM   #72
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AppleCare is 100 dollars and covers everything but lost or stolen devices
No, it does not. Applecare does not cover any accidental damage.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:58 AM   #73
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No, it does not. Applecare does not cover any accidental damage.
Just had my water damaged iPhone 4S replaced for $49. Trust me. They do replace everything except for lost and stolen phones up to two times under the plan.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:36 AM   #74
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be sweet if they ever incorporate this into the device from the factory!
I believe the droid razr incorporates something similar from the factory. (yup just checked, all the droid razr phones have a nano coating appiled to the internal electronics and exterior) Its definitely possible.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:40 AM   #75
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Actually AppleCare+ will cover water damage..... The only thing it will not cover is loss or theft.
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