Latest in Science

Image credit:

Future Nokia phones repellent, says water (video)

31 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Nokia's latest "super" hydrophobic coating doesn't take half-measures. This new technology binds a layer of nanotech magic to the surface of its devices that literally bounces liquids away. Although we've been told the nanotubes at work here are most effective with water, other liquids (and smudgy fingerprints) should also find the treated surface difficult to latch onto. Due to the thinness of this waterproofing solution, a spokesperson told us here at Nokia World that even the inner workings of a phone could be treated in the same way. No more incidents in the bathroom? Count us in. Check the video after the break for some slo-mo water slippage.

Gallery: Nokia's super hydrophobic nanotechnology at Nokia World 2011 | 3 Photos



Zach Honig contributed to this report.


All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
31 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

View
Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

View
Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

View
Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr