Object of Desire: Bheestie

June 29, 2012

By Dan Havlik

It has happened to all of us: Your precious smartphone, iPod or pocket camera has accidentally gotten soaked with water—or dropped in the toilet bowl!—and you’re pretty sure it’s toast. Have no fear, Bheestie is here.

A 6 x 9-inch zip-sealed bag filled with special beads that are designed to pull water out, the Bheestie is handy in a pinch. Just place your wet electronic “Object of Desire” into the breathable inner pouch of the Bheestie for 24 to 72 hours, and those surrounding magic beads should draw the water out and bring your gadget back to life.

According to the makers of Bheestie, it works faster than silica gel and is “up to 700 percent” more effective than the classic home remedy of putting your wet phone in a bowl of uncooked rice.

The Bheestie bag is also reusable and can remain effective for up to a year. Those special blue beads inside turn gray when it’s time to replace them.

Price: $20