My understanding is that Toshiba is currently in talks with cellphone manufacturers regarding TransferJet technology. Availability in cellphones will most likely be announced by the cellphone manufacturers themselves. Let's hope its soon!
I am personally looking forward to the integration of the P2i water proofing. This innovation will work well with cellphones and now tablets. Of course my biggest problem isn't water damage, it's dropping my phone.
Having personally fished out phones from some watery places in the past, I would definitely embrace the technology offered by Aridion. I read up on it on your website and find it compelling as I bet my mobile phone insurer would once they get OEMs to incorporate it into their products.
Hi Joanne, great article and thanks for writing about our Aridion technology. Hope you enjoyed the demonstration on our booth. If you would like to know more about how Aridion works as well as the benefits it offers you can on our Aridion homepage.
@Joanne, thanks for the CES update. I heard that a company called "HzO" is also providing the technolgoy to protects gadgets from water. HzO nanotechnology seal keeps smartphones from drowning. Infact its been rumoured that Apple is in talks with HzO to access this new technology.
Thanks for drawing attention to the waterproofing material (for lack of a better term). So much of CES is sight and sound, but a practical solution to a universal problem is certainly welcome. I'll miss all the stories about how we got our cellphones wet, though...(It was a rogue wave--I swear!)
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