Promoted
Tech

The Weird Coating That Could Save Your Next Smartphone

In 2009, the iPhone 3GS advertised an “oleophobic” screen to stop smudging. This is the next step.

1. This is a demo of the Ultra-Ever Dry coating, designed to repel liquid:

2. Like your smartphone screen, it’s oleophobic — it repels oil.

3. But it’s hydrophobic, too:

This particular coating isn’t appropriate for smartphones — it’s better for heavier hardware than glass. But it’s reasonable to expect that, at some point soon, waterproof and fingerprint-resistant electronics will be commonplace. And it’ll be in part because of super-slick coatings like this. You can watch the whole video here:

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
 
Here Are The Top Stories
  • Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty to the charges against him in the Charleston church shooting, his attorney said, but a judge entered a not guilty plea for him on Friday.
  • The World Health Organization says that an interim analysis of a potential Ebola vaccine shows "100% efficacy in individuals."
  • Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter games.
Get The News App

More News

More News

Now Buzzing