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RescueTec to resurrect and revive drowned tech

By Leigh D. Stark | 10:52 am 16/10/2012

Hopefully you never have to experience a phone that’s accidentally gone for a swim, but if you do, there’s hope that your gadget will return to life, with a new piece of technology that’s a whole lot better than that bag of rice you keep by the door.

Designed to extract moisture from gadgets using a “molecular sieve” compound, the RescueTec satchel is an inexpensive way to bring gadgets back to life using a technology that RescueTec thinks is more effective than silica gels or rice.

“The immediate loss of smartphone devices through their contact with water is widespread and RescueTec is responding to this demand, making it easier to revive wet electronic devices and save the content on them,” said RescueTec’s David Griffiths.

“RescueTec combines three things, an ultra-smart compound that reduces moisture down to near zero, an exclusive satchel and a unique indicator that tells you when you can restart your device. This indicator is a vital part of the process as if you turn your device on too early it can destroy it permanently.”

It’s not an instantaneous “it’s alive, AALLIIVVVEEE!” Frankenstein moment with the RescueTec satchel, the steps involved asking you to dry it off, throw the phone in the satchel, wait a couple of days, and then test, with the pack

The pack will be heading to major retailers shortly for $29.95, and we’re currently searching the office for devices to throw in the drink.

We’re pretty sure the iMac won’t fit inside the satchel, but we have quite a few phones we can test this with, so look out shortly for a test to see if RescueTec’s technology works.

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