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Splash-proof mobile news - Special coating makes waterproof mobile phones

The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, America, from the 10 to the 13 January has attracted avid fans of new technologies, journalists, and bloggers in their hundreds as companies unveil their newest gadgets.

Amongst interesting developments such as a tablet computer designed for use in the kitchen, an app which enables three-dimensional printing, and an ultra-slim laptop, one company has been showcasing its new nano-coating technology.

Enabling anyone to create a waterproof mobile phone, California-based business Liquipel states that their nano-coating is a "revolutionary process that applies a waterproof coating to your electronic devices to protect them in the event of accidental exposure to liquids. It is not visible to the human eye, virtually undetectable and Liquipel will not compromise the look, feel, and performance of your electronics."

Although for some people this type of protection will be ideal, there are other benefits to owning a handset which is sold as a splash-proof mobile phone and not merely turned into one.

For example, most water-resistant mobile phones cannot only survive an encounter with water, but also withstand shocks much greater than a non-rugged mobile handset is capable of.

So although Liquipel's technology will enable users to keep their current handset, their mobile is unlikely to last as long as a tough mobile phone.

Anyone who wants a waterproof mobile phone may find that a phone which was made to be splash-proof from the outset, and is also toughened, will be better value for money in the long run.