Jacksonville, Florida -- If you are prone to using your iPad in the bath, or on holiday at the poolside, then a new product will allow you some peace of mind, in the event that you drop off to sleep, or your hands, covered in suntan lotion, slip.
A new iPad skin made of polyurethane allows touch-screen devices to be washed. While the maker says this is in order to prevent cross contamination infections in healthcare, it will also work for that careless slip in the bath.
Seal Shields are form-fitting skins that make iPhones and iPads 100 percent waterproof, washable and disinfectable, claims manufacturer Shield Seal llc, of Jacksonville, Florida.
They tightly wrap your favourite electronic device in a protective shield, making the device impervious to contamination, says Seal Shield.
Also, unlike bulky cases, Seal Shields are invisible, preserving the original Apple design.
Although they were developed to help prevent infections in healthcare, the company notes that Seal Shields are also the best solution for "active lifestyles," and provide protection on the beach or the boat.
In fact, Seal Shields allow iPhones and iPads to be used under water, including camera and video functions, the company adds. The reusable and recyclable covers are priced from $19.99.