YEARS ago my girlfriend borrowed my mobile phone for a few days. It was one of my old ones but a favourite and I was keeping hold of it as a spare.
During this short loan she managed to drop my phone down the toilet (I won’t describe how). It was a while before we managed to get it to a repair centre and, by the time we did, bacterial growth had set in and my beloved Nokia was pronounced dead on arrival.
Years later, I married said girlfriend and we’re now very happy together but I’ve always been nervous of letting her near my phone. Until I was sent a ‘rescue pouch’ to test that, its maker Kensington claims, will prevent moisture reaching the sensetive parts of the handset.
The Evap Wet Electronic Rescue Pouch has a 90 per cent success rate and, to use it after a water-based accident, you simply towel-dry the outside of the handset, place a few pads around it and seal it into a plastic pouch.
The process takes between six and 24 hours but an indicator on the pouch lets you know when it’s dry and then it’s safe to try turning the device on again.
I’m please to say that, when I tried it with my wife’s brand new iPhone, (just kidding, it was an old one we keep in a drawer in the kitchen) it worked a charm.
The old Sonyericsson that we never really liked lived to fight another day despite its thorough soaking and powered up as soon as it was ready.
The pack was easy to use, the instructions were clear and it did exactly what it was supposed to do.
At £20 the packs aren’t cheap, but it’s a whole lot cheaper than a new mobile phone.
Kensington Evap Rescue Pouch
Mobile phone wet rescue kit