iPhone 5 gets soaked filming FlyBoard ad, survives

The iPhone 5 gets another torture test, this time filming a commercial for a wacky levitating wakeboard, and getting wet in the process.

Need to film your friend's flying wakeboard stunts? Just whip out your iPhone 5. Video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

It's not often that the story behind the filming of a commercial is worth my time, but this spot for what's basically a levitating wakeboard filmed entirely on an iPhone 5 caught my attention.

According to Sparkhouse, the marketing geniuses behind the whole campaign, the ad for the FlyBoard from Fly Jet Sports was filmed entirely using an iPhone 5 coated in a water-resistant coating made by Liquipel .

In the behind-the-scenes video below, the crew and their iPhones get thoroughly soaked by the bizarre flying contraption -- a board connected by a long hose to a Jet Ski. Take a look and then scroll further to see the finished commercial.

I can already see another iPhone torture video coming; this time it'll be in the hands of the agile woman maneuvering that FlyBoard in and above the water.

Here's the finished ad:

 

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