Exposing your phone to the wet stuff – whether it's been dropped down the loo or in a deep puddle – is a frustrating experience we've all had at least once. Fear not. A new technology designed to save your phone from a watery grave is here to help – and it could be packed into the next generation of Apple and Samsung smartphones.
HzO technology – as it is officially known – is applied to a gadget's insides during the manufacturing process, wrapping around the internal electronics and creating a nano-scale film barrier – so your gadget's waterproofed from the inside.
The brains behind the water-repelling tech have told Pocket Lint they're hoping to sign huge deals with all the major manufacturers. In fact, the company is already in the process of signing up a major smartphone partner and a headphones maker in the not too distant future.
Apparently, HzO has already caught the attention of the Samsung Chairman, who was wowed when shown a Galaxy S II coated with the stuff. And the company also mentioned being in talks with Apple. A waterproof iPhone 5, anyone?
This is about as much as we know. But according to the company, "we can expect HzO to be in next season's phones."