Liquipel Tower

Earlier we told you how Liquipel was expanding their operations to serve more customers around the world, and now we have some more news from the company. Today they announced a new turn-key station that business can use to coat phones on the spot in any retail space. In addition, they have announced their partnership with JayBird to offer Bluetooth headphones coated with the water resistant technology.

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The Liquipel Tower is a bit of machinery that retailers can purchase for their stores. Customers can come in and get their phone (many models are supported) treated with the nano-coating on the spot. Each tower is completely self-contained, and everything needed is in the unit. These Liquipel Towers will be available in the U.S. in Q2 2013.

JayBird already builds and sells premium headphones designed for the active crowd, and the announcement of a partnership with Liquipel allows them to offer a moisture-resistant Bluetooth option on top of their current line. The coating does not compromise the look or the operation of the headphones, and should be a compelling product for folks who need a set of headphones that can stand a bit of water torture. There was no mention of pricing or availability.  

We've got two press releases with all the details after the break,

Liquipel Announces Turnkey Retail Solution to Create WaterSafe Mobile Electronics in Minutes

Liquipod Tower Brings Award-Winning WaterSafe Technology to Retail, Allowing Consumers to Safeguard their Phones for Life While They Wait

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2013 – Liquipel, LLC (http://www.liquipel.com/) today announced the release of the Liquipod Tower™, the newest member of the Liquipod™ product family. The Liquipod Tower is a complete turn-key system that lets retailers and distributors treat devices onsite for consumers using Liquipel 2.0 Watersafe™ technology. Liquipel 2.0, the company’s own proprietary, super-hydrophobic nanocoating formulation and application process protects mobile devices from accidental exposure to water and other liquids.

Each Liquipod Tower is a self-contained unit that includes a kiosk cabinet, operator station, Liquipod machine and retail storage space. The Liquipod Tower is ideal for stand-alone kiosk or retail in-store configurations, allowing Liquipel licensees to provide a timely, high-margin, value-added service to their customers. The company anticipates a variety of financing options designed to make the Liquipod Tower a profitable addition to their licensee line of business.

“Last year, we recognized an emerging need for us to make our Liquipel product more directly accessible by consumers. We find the Liquipod Tower and Liquipod to be the perfect solution,” said Kevin Bacon, co-founder and chief operating officer. “Through the Liquipod Tower, not only is it easier to bring Liquipel to the consumer, but we also create a unique, high margin opportunity for retailers who want to enter the rapidly expanding water protection industry.”

Liquipod Towers are set to be available in consumer retailers in the United States starting in the second quarter of 2013.

See Liquipel at Mobile World Congress

Liquipel will be exhibiting at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, from February 25-28, in Hall 6, Booth 6C95.  The company will also preview its new technologies and will have senior executive on hand for the media for a demonstration during the Pepcom media event on Sunday, February 24.

About Liquipel

Liquipel, LLC is the sole owner and licensor of Liquipel, an award-winning formulation and manufacturing process that uses nanotechnology to make smartphones and other devices Watersafe™ from accidental exposure to water and other liquids. Since its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, it has won an Edison Award, a FierceWireless Fierce 15 Award, was named by Popular Science the Grand Award Winner in the Gadgets Category in the magazine’s “Best of What’s New” issue, and has also been included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” list. For more information and videos, please visit Liquipel’s website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To contact Liquipel, LLC, email info@liquipel.com.


Liquipel and JayBird Debut Moisture-Protected Headphones for Active Consumers

Liquipel’s Nanocoating Technology Better Protects Bluetooth Audio Accessories Against Sweat and the Elements

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, Spain. February 26, 2013 — Liquipel, LLC (https://www.liquipel.com/), the industry leader in WaterSafe™ nanocoating technology, and JayBird (http://www.jaybirdsport.com/), the top critics and athletes’ pick for premium Bluetooth headphones today announced a partnership to provide moisture protected Bluetooth headphones to the consumer market.

“We’re proud to partner with JayBird and bring our award-winning, WaterSafe nanotechnology to an entirely new category of consumer electronics,” said Sam Winkler, Liquipel’s managing director. “JayBird’s devices, already designed to meet the high-demand needs of active users, now come protected with Liquipel against moisture and perspiration, ensuring people’s listening enjoyment won’t be affected no matter how hard they work out or play.”
Using the latest advancements in nanocoating technology, Liquipel’s patent-pending formulation and application process creates a microscopic liquid-repellant coating that bonds molecularly and becomes part of the device. Liquipel 2.0 is virtually untraceable and will not compromise the look, feel or performance of the treated device.

“In keeping with our commitment to offer premium products that enhance the athletic experience, JayBird is excited to partner with Liquipel to provide Premium Bluetooth headphones that are protected against moisture,” said Jason Kimball, JayBird’s vice president of marketing and creative. “The partnership with Liquipel enables us to further enhance the JayBird products and further solidify our Lifetime Guarantee Against Sweat, providing the ultimate in moisture protection for our customers.”

See Liquipel at Mobile World Congress

Liquipel will be exhibiting at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, from February 25-28, in Hall 6, Booth 6C95.  The company will also preview its new technologies and will have senior executive on hand for the media for a demonstration during the Pepcom media event on Sunday, February 24.

About Liquipel

Liquipel, LLC is the sole owner and licensor of Liquipel, an award-winning formulation and manufacturing process that uses nanotechnology to make smartphones and other devices Watersafe™ from accidental exposure to water and other liquids. Since its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, it has won an Edison Award, a FierceWireless Fierce 15 Award, was named by Popular Science the Grand Award Winner in the Gadgets Category in the magazine’s “Best of What’s New” issue, and has also been included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” list. For more information and videos, please visit Liquipel’s website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To contact Liquipel, LLC, email info@liquipel.com

About JayBird

JayBird products enhance the athletic experience, inspiring people to be active and empowering them to improve their lives. Premium Bluetooth Headphones and Earbuds, Wireless Music and Calls, Premium Audio Performance, Patented Secure Fit for Sports and a Lifetime Guarantee Against Sweat. As the Official Training Headphones of USA Triathlon, you know you are selecting a trusted and proven sport headphone. Power Your Passion. For more info and videos, please visit www.jaybirdsport.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @JayBirdSport.
 

 
There are 6 comments

JonJJon says:

Interesting, that's pretty cool. Will be interested in knowing if this will come to the UK and other markets and at what sort of "expensive" cost. It would be nice if maybe this could allow a reduction in monthly phone insurance haha.

temp4444 says:

Pres releases are wonderful and all - but more important WHEN and WHERE will this actually be available? "We are maybe going to hopefully do this blah blah blah" isnt news. It will be news when they've actually done it; when these things are actually in stores, ready to use.

I don't want to pack my phone up and mail it off and wait for it to be sent back - I use it EVERY DAY.

This would definitely be a solution, but so far its just vapor.

crxssi says:

I am extremely skeptical about this retail concept. It is one thing if it were factory applied to the internal components of a phone, but how is this going to properly permeate an already assembled device?

cmandd says:

Leo Laporte did this to his iPhone and it failed. Video is on youtube.

deparson says:

The Motorola Razr and Razr MAXX HD already have this (or a similar) coating installed at the factory.

MarkSeven says:

Interesting..