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A Dutch company is selling water, sweat, and blood-proof condoms for mobile phones to painters, butchers, plasterers and masons.

"Your trusty companion is no longer in constant danger," the company's website claims.

Approximately 68m mobile phones have been damaged due to water or dirt. However, Haarlem based Innovalife International Ltd claims that with the 75 micron thick Skins the phone is protected under nearly all circumstances. Using the skin is similar to using a regular condom: just place it under your mobile and roll it downwards.

The mastermind behind the product, Rogier van Camp, said he was painting a swimming pool in France when the idea hit him. His regular job demanded that he had his mobile with him all the time, but keeping it clean with dirty hands proved almost impossible. "We decided a condom was the solution."

Van Camp says the skins can also be used as a regular condom. The latex used is seventeen times stronger than regular latex and can be stretched seven times its own length. He admits that there is a three percent sound quality loss.

Promoting the product is the Skins promo team, dressed in latex bikinis, who "love to give demonstrations". ®

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