HzO nanotechnologySmartphones today are pretty much capable of doing everything we need them to do, but there’s still one problem that most of them face: water damage. Electronics and water don’t mix and unless you’ve got one of those waterproof devices, the statement usually holds true. However, such problems might not be an issue in the future, as the folks over at HzO have managed to come up with a solution.

They’ve managed to develop a special “nano-scale film barrier” that bonds extremely tightly to the interior and exterior of a smartphone (or other electronic device) to keep them completely protected from water. At the New York Press Preview for CES 2012, HzO demonstrated its technology on a Samsung Galaxy S2: by dunking the coated into a bowl of water and then calling it with another phone.

HzO’s nanotechnology will be included in upcoming products from Zagg in the future. Check out a video demonstration:

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