COAT OF HONOR
Waterproof your smartphone
If you, like us, live in fear of a giant tidal wave knocking your phone into a vat of cranberry juice (or dropping it in the bathtub), we've got good news: You can now get your precious devices coated in a protective layer that thoroughly safeguards them against water damage. We kid you not.
Liquipel, a new company out of Santa Ana, California, has developed an invisible miracle gel--1,000 times thinner than a human hair--that adheres to your iPhone or Android's outside and interior circuit boards to make it virtually impervious to liquids.
While they still advise against toilet dunking, the Liquipel team maintains that your treated electronics will be able to withstand just about anything. We both cringed and guffawed watching this video of a Thunderbolt 4G emerging from a bowl of water unscathed.
To get your smartphone suited up, place your order online ($59) and send your device to the company's headquarters, where it will be coated in a vapor-filled chamber and returned to you one to two days later.
We know it can be hard to be phoneless for even a few hours, but consider the rain-drenched headaches you'll save.