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Geek Tip: Use Silica Gel to Absorb Condensation on Your Gadgets

Anyone who's dropped their cell phone into a pool or toilet or worse (yikes!) knows that gadgets + water = not cool.
I've told you how to fix your submerged gadgets with rice (it totally works, BTW), but I have another piece of advice regarding the big, bad moisture monster.

To prevent damage to your tech from condensation or light moisture (especially good for damp bags in rainy weather or humid areas), keep packets of silica gel in your gadget bag. This is especially important for cameras and lenses.

Oh, and those silica packets? They come with just about every pair of shoes you buy.


LuxxuryAddict LuxxuryAddict 9 years
Thanks for the tip!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
Yeah and do not let your kitty get ahold of those packets either. Not good! :(
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great tip.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
defintely good tip! i still don't get how people drop their phones in toliets. my sister's boyfriend told me step by step how she managed to drop her's in the toliet... still. i just don't take my cell phone into the bathroom.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Good idea.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Just don't eat it. Boy, I made that mistake once. Never again.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
what a great and cheap (free!) tip! thanks geek.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
Good tip!
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