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Coming soon: waterproof Blackberry!

This was posted by Blackberry Cool two days ago already, but I thought it was so interesting I thought I had to share it with as many people as possible.

The Northeast Maritime Institute is working on something called the Golden Shellback, splash proof coatings. It is …

a unique coating that protects critical operational equipment against damage and loss of function caused by exposure to weather and moisture. It is ideal for application in the electronics industry.

In other words, you should be able to coat your Blackberry (or any other electronic device) with this protective substance and be connected 24/7 through rain, sleet or snow. Actually, you can even dip it in water as demonstrated in their video. You could take your Blackberry to the shower!

Their FAQ page states that they still need 4 to 6 months to make the product available, but it isn’t clear when that was written, so it could be sooner than that. If you’re too excited, you can follow their Twitter channel, with up-to-date news and a little more background information. Stay tuned!

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  1. When I saw this a few days ago I was amazed, but I really cant live without my phone for a hour why would I send it in unless they deploy to various big store where you can get it done the same day. I wonder if you would be able to do a batter pull I can only imagine also what it would like if it fell on the floor all grazed up you would have to send it in again, unless they sell the kit or something lol. Alot of possibilities and alot of drawbacks in my opinion.

  2. I do military contracts work, so see stuff like this frequently. Most of the solutions and so much bulk and inconvenience for the user (and cost as much or more than the device itself) that people just don’t do it. As Randy pointed out, if this could be done at the local level, it would have a chance, but I just don’t see people parting with their device for as long as it would take to sned out for this.

    And man, I sure don’t want the mental picture of most the people I work or correspond with emailing or calling me and saying they are in the shower…..

  3. “I sure don’t want the mental picture of most the people I work or correspond with emailing or calling me and saying they are in the shower…..”

    Haha, The problem is that I would be one of those people I dont think I would ever get out the shower. Dumb joke but god forbid Im drowning somewhere I can send a text to the coast guard.

  4. How will you hear the speaker if it is covered with this coating?

  5. “…but god forbid Im drowning somewhere I can send a text to the coast guard…”

    And the coast guard texts back:
    “LOL WTF”

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