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12 Months

Average lifespan of the Bheestie with regular use (the beads turn blue when no longer absorbing).

$20 at Bheestie Bag

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'Tis the season for ... slipping and falling into a slushy puddle. For getting caught in a sudden (and freezing) downpour. For dropping your phone in a toilet after a rather boozy holiday party—don't judge, these things happen.  And when they or other seasonal disasters occur, your ego is likely the last thing on your mind. A submerged iPhone or drenched digital camera is a serious buzz kill.  Which is why the Bheestie bag has become something every wired guy should have around. Simply put, it's a Ziploc-like bag with a small, but thirsty pack of moisture-absorbing beads which dry out devices as small as a hearing aid and as large as Sony PSP. Just seal the wet electronic in the reusable mylar bag and leave it be for 72 hours to restore it to full working condition. What's more, the absorbent beads also work to keep your everyday items like watches running smoothly. For instance, I've been drying out my post-workout iPod headphones in the Bheestie overnight. Trust me, the thing works like a charm. - Cory Ohlendorf





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