Waterproof your gadgets Video
Waterproof your gadgets Video Transcript
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>> You know, we have a Blackberry here that, you know, one of the things that's always interesting is...
>> You are not afraid just to drop that in.
>> Historically water and electronics have been worst enemies.
>> Occasionally people drop them in the toilet. This isn't gonna be problem anymore.
>> That's because this phone, laptop, and iPod are all protected with a clear, spray-on coating rendering them 100 percent waterproof.
>> And not only is still playing, but we're still getting audio from the touch...
>> ...connected to your speakers.
>> That's correct.
>> You really don't see much of a coating or feel much of a coating.
>> The coating, remember, is about 1,000 of an inch or less thick. One of the things, Kara, that people really find interesting, is then when you take this...
>> And it's like water on the back of a duck. It just sort of rolls right off.
>> Yep, just like after you wax your car.
>> This kind of protection doesn't come cheap.
>> You know, $1,000.00 plus to do a laptop.
>> Which is why I feel so naughty for pouring water into the keyboard, but that's really just so fun to do.
>> But some product reviewers argue that manufacturers should carry the cost.
>> Personally, I'd love to see technology that lasts longer. I just don't know if manufacturers are gonna see the benefit of doing that. Plus, I think people are just kind of used to the idea of their technology being disposable.
>> Besides coating gadgets, Sid says this technology could also be used for emergency first responders for bio-medical devices or even historic preservation. I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com. ^M00:01:37 [ Music ]
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