HzO In The News

May. 10, 2012

Best of CTIA 2012

Gotta Be Mobile - The spring unveiling of new smartphones, services and gadgets known as CTIA is coming to a close. From phones you can buy in as little as a few weeks to technologies that will make their ways into the next generation of smartphones and a new fast Internet connection for homes without access to cable, this is the Best of CTIA 2012.

May. 16, 2012

Your Next Smartphone Could Be Safe from Rain and Toilets

TIME - If a powerful smartphone can make you feel superhuman, one splash of water on that phone can feel like kryptonite. Fortunately, future smartphones may not be so vulnerable to water damage, thanks to several waterproof and water-repellent technologies working their way into phone makers’ manufacturing lines.

May. 17, 2012

Coming Soon: Waterproof Phones

Mobiledia - Several companies are marketing waterproofing technology to protect electronic devices, an endeavor that may revolutionize the mobile market.

May. 11, 2012

Why Did MarineMax Jump 6%?

Benzinga - MarineMax (NYSE: HZO) is on the rise today. But without any news pointing to a source, questions remain as to why the company experienced a sudden spike.

May. 10, 2012

HzO WaterBlock Could Make Smartphones And Tablets Water Repellent

IT Pro Portal - The recent edition of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) event has provided the opportunity for many technology companies to display their latest innovations.

May. 8, 2012

HzO Wants To Waterproof Smartphones and Tablets with WaterBlock

Gotta Be Mobile - HzO has a method of preventing water from damaging smartphones and tablets, but individual users can’t take advantage of it just yet.

May. 7, 2012

HzO Waterblock Hydrophobic smartphone coating Hands-on

Slash Gear - Live here in New Orleans for CTIA 2012 we had just started checking out the mobile goods when we spotted the HzO Waterblock booth. We’ve mentioned them in the past, but their hydrophobic waterproofing technique for smartphones and tablets is unlike anything else currently available, and said to be coming to Samsung and Apple devices soon.

May. 7, 2012

HzO’s waterproofing tech can save any phone from a fall in the toilet (video)

Venture Beat - At the CTIA wireless conference this week, a lot of the tech advances we’re seeing are superficial and nonsensical. Not HzO, which showed off its incredible waterproofing tech to many folks tonight.

May. 7, 2012

HzO Waterblock smartphone coating hands-on

Android Community - When it comes to protecting your Android smartphone or tablet most cases don’t save you from water damage. Just ask my fellow writer Michael Crider about his poor Galaxy Nexus. Today at CTIA 2012 however, we were able to get some hands-on with a new technology that should one day curb that issue. Called HzO Waterblock, and it’s a hydrophobic water-proof coating for smartphones and tablets.

May. 7, 2012

HzO Makes A Splash At CTIA Wireless 2012

Market Watch - From ShowStoppers @ CTIA Wireless 2012 - HzO, Inc., winner of the Utah Innovation Award, arrives at CTIA Showstoppers making waves with its WaterBlock(TM) technology, a proprietary use of advanced materials that protect electronics from water, humidity and other liquids.

May. 7, 2012

HzO Makes A Splash At CTIA Wireless 2012

The Sacramento Bee - HzO, Inc., winner of the Utah Innovation Award, arrives at CTIA Showstoppers making waves with its WaterBlock™ technology, a proprietary use of advanced materials that protect electronics from water, humidity and other liquids.

May. 3, 2012

HzO scoops Utah Innovation Award

IT Web - HzO, a Utah start-up, has received the coveted Utah Innovation Award in Salt Lake City,Enhanced Online News reports.

Press Releases

May. 1, 2012

HzO Wins Prestigious Utah Innovation Award

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HzO Wins Prestigious Utah Innovation Award

 

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - May 1, 2012 – HzO, Inc.—a Utah start-up—received the coveted Utah Innovation Award in Salt Lake City today. The award was given to HzO for its revolutionary WaterBlockTM technology, which not only protects electronic devices from drips to splashes of water and other liquids, but also protects during prolonged submersion.

The Utah Innovation Awards program, the first of its kind nationally, is designed to recognize cutting-edge innovations and the Utah companies that created them. Twenty-seven innovations from across multiple industries were selected as finalists in the 10th Annual Utah Innovations Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. HzO received this award in the Consumer Products category of the Utah Innovation Awards.

“This recognition sets us apart from other products in the market and awards the work of a tremendous team of innovators at HzO,” said Paul Clayson, president and chief executive of HzO. “WaterBlockTM will revolutionize the way consumers use mobile devices. Not only will WaterBlock protect against accidents, it will allow electronic devices to go where they have never gone before.”

The diverse array of this year’s finalists and honorees for the Utah Innovation Award—cancer-related therapies, interactive education tools, a custom packing machine, a hydration pack, and others— demonstrates Utah’s position leading the front edge of technology.

About HzO

HzO’s proprietary WaterBlockTM is cutting-edge technology that protects valuable electronics from water, humidity, and other liquids. Powerful and invisible, WaterBlockTM protects on the molecular scale. HzO is commercializing WaterBlock in consumer electronics, military, solar energy, first responder devices, marine, industrial and other markets. Visit www.hzoinside.com for more information.

About Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing counseling and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states. Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, intellectual property, litigation, energy, natural resources, and environmental law. For more information, visit www.stoel.com.

About Utah Technology Council

The Utah Technology Council is the essential resource for Utah’s 4,000 science and technology companies seeking to develop management talent, improve Utah’s business environment and raise investment capital. Members can connect and share insights with industry peers, government and academic leaders, professional service providers and venture capital firms. Visit www.utahtechcouncil.org or call 801.568-3500.

Jan. 12, 2012

Media Proclaim HzO’s WaterBlock™ a Highlight of 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

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IF YOU MISS HzO YOU MAY JUST MISS THE SHOW

 

Media Proclaim HzO’s WaterBlock™ a Highlight of 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 12, 2012 – In countless articles, blogs and broadcasts, WaterBlock™ technology by HzO (www.hzoinside.com) is being named one of “the most astonishing products…at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), going on now in Las Vegas.  Good Morning America called WaterBlock™, which received the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, “technology at its best,” and one of the “hottest gadgets for 2012.”

“The immense interest from media and potential customers at this show is strong validation of the strength of our technology and market timing for HzO,” said Paul Clayson, president and chief executive of HzO.  “WaterBlock™ will change the way electronics are used.  I want to personally invite anyone who has not yet seen what it can do to come enjoy a demonstration at Booth 35825 before CES concludes on Friday.”

Here is a brief survey of what the media are saying:

The New York Times: “The most astonishing products here at the International Consumer Electronics Show are often the ones you can’t buy yet, like a process called WaterBlock from the company HzO. In a demonstration, an iPod with the WaterBlock treatment — not enclosed in any kind of case or covering — was dropped in a fish tank while playing, and it played on undisturbed … for hours.”

TechWorld: “Plunge your iPhone in water.  No case required.  A Utah-based company has developed a way to make iPhones and other gadgets waterproof. Attendees at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show have been pulling up short at HzO’s demonstrations, which include a fully functional iPhone repeatedly submerged in water yet still playing music, and an iPad that works after it has been dunked.”

USA Today: Nothing catches your attention more than seeing a Samsung tablet and iPod Nano completely submerged in water. Then demonstrators pull them out of their tank and turn them on. How is this possible? A new technology called WaterBlock from HzO that keeps the insides of a device dry, even after it takes a plunge. WaterBlock is a thin film nano-coating that covers the circuitry inside a smartphone, tablet or other device.

MacWorld: “Rather than create a waterproof case, HzO opens up the devices and waterproofs the internal components. The device can even fill up with water and continue to work.”

TechCrunch: “50 Cent weighs in (on) waterproof phones.  Among other things, he seemed to be quite enamored with HzO’s impressive waterproofing technology, which we got a glimpse of in action last night. He even revealed that he talked to HzO about the potential of teaming up to create waterproof headsets, though that’s not all he’d like to see getting the waterproof treatment.  ‘We should be waterproofing telephones,’ Mr. Cent said. I’m right there with him, though I guess he didn’t see the Galaxy S II (protected by HzO’s WaterBlock™) survive getting dunked last night.”

Brighthand Smartphone News & Reviews: I saw an amazing demonstration from HzO…. [T]his company has developed a process that builds protection in on a molecular level. It adds not the slightest hint of extra bulk to the device, but seems to provide perfect protection.

Forbes: “A waterproofing treatment is making wet smartphones a thing of the past, giving consumers added protection for their beloved devices…The revolutionary technology gives devices a thin, waterproof nano-coating — from the inside out — that protects the circuitry inside.”

 

ABOUT HzO

HzO’s (www.hzoinside.com) proprietary WaterBlock™ is cutting-edge technology that protects valuable electronics from water, humidity, and other liquids. Powerful and invisible, WaterBlock™ protects on the molecular scale. HzO is commercializing WaterBlock in consumer electronics, military, solar energy, first responder devices, marine, industrial and other markets. Consumer devices operating with HzO technology can be viewed in this PC World article and this YouTube video.

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Jan. 10, 2012

HzO Wins CES’ Innovations Design and Engineering Award

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UTAH COMPANY WINNING ACCOLADES AT
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

 

HzO Wins CES’ Innovations Design and Engineering Award

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 10, 2012 – In the run up to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Nevada, HzO—a Utah start-up—received the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in ceremonies held in New York City.  The award was given to HzO for its revolutionary WaterBlock™ technology, which protects valuable electronics like smartphones and iPads from water and other liquids.

“This recognition differentiates HzO and WaterBlock™ from other products that claim to seal electronics,” said Paul Clayson, president and chief executive of HzO.  “Unlike those products which seal mechanically or coat from the outside in, WaterBlock™ is a proprietary chemical formulation and an advanced manufacturing process that seals from the inside out.  Our vast patent and IP filings support the proprietary and superior nature of our technology.”

HzO will demonstrate WaterBlock™ at the Las Vegas CES, January 10-13 (Booth 35825), and Clayson will be available for interviews.  HzO’s WaterBlock™ process was called “technology at its best,” in a nationwide broadcast of Good Morning America from the floor of CES on January 9.  Good Morning America introduced HzO’s WaterBlock™ as “one of the hottest gadgets for 2012,” proclaiming, “this is going to save us,” and change the way people use their electronics.

 

ABOUT HzO

HzO’s proprietary WaterBlock™ is cutting-edge technology that protects valuable electronics from water, humidity, and other liquids. Powerful and invisible, WaterBlock™ protects on the molecular scale. HzO is commercializing WaterBlock in consumer electronics, military, solar energy, first responder devices, marine, industrial and other markets. Consumer devices operating with HzO technology can be viewed in this PC World article and this YouTube video.

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Jan. 8, 2012

Technology At Its Best!

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TECHNOLOGY AT ITS BEST!”

 

 Good Morning America Debuts HzO’s WaterBlock™
Technology at Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas

 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 9, 2012 – Calling it “technology at its best,” America’s most popular morning show, Good Morning America, introduced HzO’s WaterBlock™ technology to its national television audience today from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. WaterBlock™ protects valuable electronics from water, humidity, and other liquids through a proprietary chemical and advanced materials process that seals from the inside out without affecting function or aesthetics.

Naming HzO’s WaterBlock™ as “one of the hottest gadgets for 2012,” Good Morning America correspondents Lara Spencer and Becky Worley dropped an Apple iPhone, protected by WaterBlock™ and playing “Showdown” by the Black Eyed Peas, into a tank of water. The iPhone continued to function perfectly underwater. “This is going to save us!” Worley said; as she and Spencer talked about how WaterBlock™ will change the way people use their electronics.

“It’s going to save people heartaches,” Spencer said, calling it “technology at its best.” Worley added, “everybody wants it now,” and promised that WaterBlock™ is “going to be built into our phones of the future.”

“Market timing for the commercial launch of our HzO WaterBlockTM is perfect,” said Paul S Clayson, President and CEO of HzO. “The technology is extraordinary and engineers at OEMs and the media are recognizing this disruptive innovation. To have HzO singled out of the thousands of products at CES—the Super Bowl of the electronics industry—by this respected national program validates our research about market timing.”

See HzO’s WaterBlockTM at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show—South Hall, Booth #35825.

ABOUT HzO

HzO’s proprietary WaterBlock™ is cutting-edge technology that protects valuable electronics from water, humidity, and other liquids. Powerful and invisible, WaterBlock™ protects on the molecular scale. HzO is commercializing WaterBlockTM in consumer electronics, military, solar energy, first responder devices, marine, industrial and other markets. Consumer devices operating with HzO technology can be viewed in this PC World article and this YouTube video. For more information about HzO, visit www.hzoinside.com.