Redux vacuum chamber will revive a drowned phone

Almost all of us have dropped our mobile phone (tablet, smartphone or mp3 player) into the water at least once in our lives. As a rule, this brings us a lot of problems in returning him to "life" with the help of simple devices at hand in the form of a package with rice, a hair dryer or an oven. At the same time, "resuscitation" is far from always successful.

The Redux company has developed an original device that removes up to 100% moisture from "spilled" electronic devices. The idea of ​​its creation in 2011 was suggested by the wife of the founder of the company, whose smartphone was in the washing machine.

The Redux dryer is a vacuum chamber. To dry a wet gadget, it must be placed inside and connected with a special cable through the headphone jack. In a closed chamber, air pressure decreases, which lowers the boiling point of water. Thus, all moisture is evaporated without harming the electronics.

However, the company does not guarantee 100% removal of water (beer, wine, dirt, etc.). Much depends on the residence time of the electronic device in the liquid. The success rate is reduced if the phone is turned on after swimming.

Redux is available at 700 Verizon mobile stores throughout the United States. Before placing the phone in the camera, it is connected to a diagnostic device. This service will cost $ 10. If the resuscitation is successful, the client will have to pay an additional $ 50. Agree, this is a little compared to the cost of buying a new smartphone.