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. posted on

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:

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