Can Bheestie Bags Really Save Your Droid From A Watery Death?

January 16, 2012

At one point or another, we’ve all experienced having our phones dive into a puddle, a bathtub, a pool, or a toilet. Although we can’t do anything about accidents happening, the Bheestie bag can probably help with a bit of damage control.

The Bheestie bag has actually been around for around quite some time now. It’s a pouch that contains a little bag of moisture-absorbing pellets. The idea is similar to that of putting silica gel packets in shoe boxes or using a bag of uncooked rice as a dehumidifier. What you do is you dry your phone as much as you can, take the battery out, dunk it in the pouch and seal it tightly. You’ll probably notice the pouch heat up after a while. Don’t worry – it’s a sign that it’s doing its job. Try to keep your curiosity in check and leave the bag sealed from 24 to 72 hours before taking your phone out.

There have been many cases of rescued devices courtesy of the Bheestie bag, but the product doesn’t promise that it’ll have your soaked phone working good as new. If in case you find yourself clutching a dead Droid after 72 hours, at least you know that it died quite dry.

The Bheestie bag costs $20. It’ll probably be worth the purchase if you’re heading to the beach or any other wet environment, since it’s definitely lighter than a bag of rice. A regular Android phone fits quite well in the 6-by-9-inch Bheestie bag, but sadly, a tablet doesn’t. Still, if you $20 to spare, it may be good to get yourself one. Who knows when it’ll come in handy?

Via Redmondpie, Wired

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