No matter how hard we try to avoid it, smartphones get wet. Normally that leads to a few panic-induced moments. That’s not the case with a new Amazon-exclusive device. Called the Yezz Splash smartphone, the 5-inch phone comes equipped with a water-resistant coating that allows you to get it a little bit wet without losing a little but of your sanity in the process.
Available on Amazon for just $130, the Yezz Splash smartphone is the first of what Yezz promises will be several products in its splash-resistant lineup. The splash-resistant feature “will dramatically improve the reliability of the brand’s mobile devices. By enhancing the reliability, the mobile device can truly become a part of the user’s life without fear of accidental water damage,” the company said in a statement.
The YEZZ Splash smartphone is coated using plasma enhanced vapor deposition resulting in liquid repellency. The hydrophobic layer bonds to every surface of the completed device at the molecular level. As a result, the enclosures are completely protected against moisture and corrosion.
As the nano-coating is extremely thin and invisible to the naked eye, it does not affect the performance of the hardware components. Its thinness improves the device’s durability without affecting the look and feel of the design. Beyond aesthetics, the protection will last as long as the YEZZ phone it protects.
The Yezz Splash smartphone finally lets smartphone owners stop worrying about playing out in the elements or even setting their device on a table with drinks on it. In short, it allows people to make their smartphone truly a part of their daily life, even in wet conditions.
The Yezz Splash smartphone is available on Amazon immediately. The company did not announce when it expects to release other smart devices, phone or otherwise, in the Splash lineup. Presumably it wants to see how consumers respond to the Yezz Splash smartphone before extensively committing to other devices in the Splash line.