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Keeping Smart Phones Protected

Keeping Smart Phones Protected

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In appliance DESIGN Magazine, Global Business Leader Victor Lusvardi and Product Specialist Chuck Seipel talk about how to keep smart phones protected.

Testing for Ingress Protection of Portable Electronic Devices

Today’s consumers expect to be able to use their full-featured mobile devices anywhere, whether they are skiing on top of a mountain, talking on the phone while running through a rainstorm, or taking underwater pictures in the Caribbean.

Smartphone submerged in water

When it comes to ingress protection, among the most vulnerable areas of a smartphone are the openings in the phone’s housing that contain the device’s audio components, particularly the microphone and speakers.

According to Gary Chan, a Gore application engineer for portable electronic venting, Gore’s vents are in more than one billion smartphones, wearables, and other consumer devices around the world.