Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage

We've highly regarded Liquipel for its clever "watersafe" nanocoating, which has been known to give phones the same protection from liquids and other materials as an IPX7-certified device. That doesn't prevent physical damage from occurring, however, so the company's announcing Skins, its answer to drops, hammers and plenty of other things that cause blunt force trauma. Even better, Liquipel claims that it requires a three-step dry installation process that doesn't involve squeegees, water bottles or bubbles; once you're done, you'll enjoy a "literal shock absorber" for your trouble. Skins for the iPhone 4S and 5 should be available today for under $20 on the company's site, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 will soon follow (it's currently listed as "out of stock") and other models will be ready in the coming months. Check out the video and press release after the break.

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Liquipel Now Protects Gadgets from Hammers as well as Water

Liquipel's new Skins™ Safeguards Smartphones from Blunt Force

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Liquipel LLC (http://www.liquipel.com/) today announced the debut of Skins™, the new high-impact film that not only protects smartphones from scratches but also from physical blows with its unique ability to dissipate the force that leads to so many shattered screens.

Liquipel Skins are created in a four-layer process and act as literal shock absorbers for smartphones while also maintaining a smooth, glass-like surface. The film itself is a hybrid of many of the best components found within other protective materials. The top layer is an incredibly durable polyurethane that stems from military uses. To complement the abrasion resistance, there is another layer that adds the strength and rigidity necessary to keep corners from peeling.

Installation is an easy, three-step process thanks to a new formulation of silicone adhesive that eliminates the need for any solutions found with older-style films. Many screen protectors on the market require spray bottles and squeegees to be applied to devices. Skins make it easier for consumers by offering a tool-free, 100 percent dry installation-no spray bottles, no squeegees, no bubbles and no hassles. The adhesive is so advanced that it does most of the work for users during the application process.

"Our new Skins product continues to build on the international success of Liquipel's watersafe™ technology," said Danny McPhail, Liquipel's chief of product development and co-founder. "When the two technologies are combined on one device, owners can fully embrace a no-limits lifestyle without the restrictions normally associated with mobile electronics."

The full-body coverage Skins are currently available online at Liquipel's website for both the iPhone 4S and 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Skins for other models of smartphones will be released in the coming months.

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Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage