Do you hear something, a faint cry over by that way?
In the distance, across the pond in Barcelona — a rigorous chant for “waterproof phones?”
Yes it’s true, people were up in arms for it ready for the waterproof movement.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), there was a massive demand for waterproof mobiles, calling out all tech giants to step up their game.
And who can blame them? Like the tech mob clustered overseas, I would also love to have the option of bathing in a tub filled with melted chocolate while zoning out and doing business on my mobile. Oh would this epic dream ever be a reality.
Surely, like the tech mob at MWC, I too have mourned and grieved and pulled a few strands of hair over the death of a cell phone. Two, to be precise.
All thanks to good ol’water damage: one in a toilet; one in a drink spill.
Whether the culprit is rain, a beer spill, cereal bowl, sink, or laundry detergent — “it” happens, all the time.
But “it” doesn’t always have to happen! Especially when research Perform Protect Improve (P2i), a company who has developed liquid-repellent nano-coatings, has given us a case for mobile manufacturers to cure our mobile-to-liquid aches and pains.
As seen in the MWC consumer demand for standardizing liquid-repellent mobiles, P2i’s survey reveals 51 percent of consumers have spilled liquid on their mobile phone: 30% water spills, 13 percent coffee spills, and 8% tea spills.
And there’s more!
64 percent of users are known to take their phones out in the rain, 59 percent in the snow, 8 percent into the shower, and 3 percent into the sauna.
Looks like I’m not as crazy as you thought — the majority rules: we want waterproof protection!
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