Gadget to get you out of hot water
RESCUETEC RescueTec, $ 29.95 rescuetec. com ★★★★ THERE are some technology gadgets you buy because you want to use them every day.
This is a technology accessory you would buy hoping to never have to use it.
Most of us have a tale of woe when it comes to mobile phones.
RescueTec looks surprisingly simple. It’s an aluminium foil sachet containing a product that’s said to be 700 per cent more effective in drying out electronic gadgetry than the ‘‘ quick, it’s an emergency’’ solutions like putting your soggy mobile in a bag of rice.
RescueTec does not have to be just for drying out your mobile phone. It is designed to suck water out of any electronic gadget that will fit in the bag, which has seven easy steps on the back. The makers of RescueTec say the quicker you turn off your device, the better chance you’ll have of saving it.
Does it work? We gave it a go with a borrowed HTC mobile phone which we submerged in water for 60 seconds.
A week later and we were still waiting for signs of life in the phone.
To be fair to this system, it comes with an understandable disclaimer that there is no guarantee it will work, because the results depend on the gadget and the damage it received.
But if you are often near water, or think you are at particular risk of dunking your mobile, this could save you a world of grief and be one less tale of woe to tell that begins with ‘‘ did I ever tell you how I killed my mobile?’’