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Dry-All Saves Gadgets From a Watery Grave

by Lambert Varias

Even if you’re careful with your gadgets, chances are they’ll be exposed to water or moisture at some point. I’ve heard of a couple of methods of drying electronics – a container full of uncooked rice does do the trick at times – but if you want a more portable and easier solution, you might want to check out these Wet Emergency Kits from Dry-All.

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The kits are not really kits – it’s a bag filled with absorbent beads. Basically you just take out the battery if possible and then place the gadget in the bag. As you can see Dry-All has three different types of electronics bag, although the cellphone and smartphone variants seem to be misleading. From what I can tell both bags can dry any type of mobile phone, but the cellular phone bag is cheaper, can only be used once, and takes about 24-48 hours to do its job. The smartphone one can be reused up to 5 times and supposedly dries wet phones in just 6 hours. Here’s a tacky commercial for the cellular phone bag – I suggest you mute the video.

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The ad of course is barely proof of the efficacy of Dry-All; they could have easily switched the wet gadgets with dry ones. Still, if you’d like to try them you can purchase all three at The Cellular Phone Kit costs $17 (USD), the Smartphone Kit costs $46 and the Tablet Kit costs $35. Feel free to share your experience if you’ve tried any of these kits or if you know of alternatives.

[via The Gadgeteer]

Comments (5):

  1. Technabob says:

    I wonder if you could do the same with a cheap container of Damp Rid You’d probably want to wrap your phone in paper towel to keep the goo off of it though.

  2. Moe says:

    A jug of Silaca crystal kitty litter would work just as well and be reusable forever assuming you don’t let the cat pee in it.

  3. enk rypt3r says:

    Suggestion: Use rice, throw the rice in the compost after use. 3 LB bag from any grocery store in the US will cost a couple of dollars and dry up to 20 phones…

  4. Jake says:

    What a rip off, There’s many products that can do that already, they’ve just had the sense to stick it in a zip-lock bag, print a phone on it and charge 10x more.

  5. Dan J says:

    I bought dry all for my 4g htc evo. I dropped it in slush / snow. picked the phone right up. The phone was not even soaked just a little wet on the outer. The phone was still on. I took the battery out brought the phone home. The phone screen went white and would not turn on.. the next day I bought the dry all bag from radio shaq. left the cell phone in the bag for 40 hours. The phone did not work or even turn on. the instructions said wait 48 hours even for a phone totally submerged. mine was not. I put it back in the bag another 20 hours still nothing. Had to order a new phone – by the way the dry all bag says it has a 100% sucess rate. simply did not work for my phone. Dry all did not work maybe you will have better luck / tried rice also .

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