A dry look at the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch

A dry look at the Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch

iPhones have only had decent water resistance in the past few years, and before then the recommended practice for trying to save phones that had taken a plunge was to use rice... Yes, putting the iPhone into a baggie full of rice was supposed to help soak up the water and dry out the phone, and it worked...sometimes. A better idea is to use silica gel, the stuff that usually comes in small packets put in boxes and pill bottles to keep water from damaging sensitive materials. Absorbits ($9.99, Amazon Associates link) is a pouch/carrying case for the iPhone and any other small personal electronics that has "padding" that's actually silica gel made to soak up water in emergencies.

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Apple wants to make iOS, OS X devices more resistant to spills

Apple wants to make iOS, OS X devices more  resistant to spills

While not making them waterproof (although rumors claim the upcoming iPhone 7 will indeed be waterproof), Apple wants to make its iOS devices, and perhaps Mac laptops more resistant to spills. The company has filed for a patent (number 20150340795) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “electronic devices with housing port shutters.”

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Future water resistant Apple devices could force invading liquids out

Future water resistant Apple devices could force invading liquids out

Apple is working on water resistant (if not quite waterproof) OS X and iOS devices according to a new patent filing (number 201503269659) at the U.S. Patent & Trademark office. The invention, dubbed “liquid explosion from an orifice,” would expel water from speaker and microphone cavities using varied electric charges and acoustics. 

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