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Old 28 January 2014, 00:59   #1
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Phone Recovery

This product was on Dragons Den a few nights ago. Reviveaphone - The Fastest Electronic Drying System on the Market

Having lost one phone through water damage I have ordered a couple so one will be aboard with me now. Must be worth a try
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Old 28 January 2014, 02:14   #2
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What a good idea, I've used rice successfully before but that stuff looks like it cleans as well.
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Old 28 January 2014, 03:47   #3
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I saw this episode also.........great product.

But i think it is designed for fresh water recovery. Id be amazed if it worked with salt water. Ive lost 2 phones to salt water attack and wouldnt want to risk another one.

Id like to see a demonstration when a phone is emersed in salt water before being convinced
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Old 28 January 2014, 03:52   #4
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I've a version of this on the way for boat use - https://www.prepaymania.co.uk/rugged...FTCWtAodfkcAng
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Even if it revived a salt water immersed phone, give it 3 months and bits stop working. Bitter experience from using an iPhone on the boat with no cover. Didn't even drop it in, just spray, corroded the charging point.
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Old 28 January 2014, 04:29   #6
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Due to a couple of phones at work being water damaged we have recently been supplied with Samsung galaxy gt-s7710 smartphones. These are IP67 rated, like most handheld VHFs, protected to immersion at 1m for 30mins.
Seem pretty good so far, though internal memory poor on such a new phone for running apps.
Certainly worth considering if lot of time spent on an open boat.
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Due to a couple of phones at work being water damaged we have recently been supplied with Samsung galaxy gt-s7710 smartphones. These are IP67 rated, like most handheld VHFs, protected to immersion at 1m for 30mins. Seem pretty good so far, though internal memory poor on such a new phone for running apps. Certainly worth considering if lot of time spent on an open boat.
I purchased one for my son. Lasted about 6 weeks, eventually the water did get in and Samsung will not warranty for water damage.

My Lifeproof case on the iPhone has lasted a few years, although if it did get water damage I doubt I could claim warranty from Lifeproof.
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Interesting, surely if advertising an item as ip67 rated, and selling as such, means that if all seals were closed properly they are required to cover any damage within the warranty dept.
Agree the lifeproof cover probably better for overall security.
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Sony xperiaZ... waterproof.
Or just buy a cover for your phone. Preventing is better than problemsolving..
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Sony xperiaZ... waterproof.
Or just buy a cover for your phone. Preventing is better than problemsolving..
Agree best to prevent, I had a case for I phone with a float and dropped it into Ocean Village Southampton, disappeared for 20 secs and came back up, grabbed it and checked, the waterproof case was slightly damaged so despite my care !! Just ordered two of these recovery options so if the same happens I have a chance rather than new phone at over 200
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