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Liquipel waterproofing

If water damage is your only concern, you may want to stick with a conventional gadget—and then waterproof the heck out of it. Liquipel, which specializes in waterproofing nanotechnology, offers waterproofing for a variety of devices, including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Motorola Razr Maxx. Liquipel covers the inside and outside of each device with a nanotech coating that causes water to ball up and roll harmlessly off (or out of) the hardware. You’ll need to send your device to Liquipel for a couple of days for the one-time application of the protective coating, which starts at $59 per phone and $89 per tablet.

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