We review a Bheestie Revive Emergency Kit
Can you Save Your SmartPhone from Water Damage?
by Paige Estigarribia
The Dollar Stretcher was sent a Bheestie revive Emergency Kit to facilitate this review. The Dollar Stretcher received no compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are those of the author.
Your smartphone is like a little personal computer in your pocket. It has emails and texts with important information, photos of important family members and special moments, favorite music, and even contact information for the people you know. So what happens when you accidentally drop your phone in the sink or the toilet? Or you spill a glass of water on your phone at the table? Or your toddler decides to find out if your phone will fit in a cup of water or float in a pond? If you've ever gone through this, you might be interested in the Bheestie! We were thrilled to review a Bheestie Revive emergency kit to see if it would save a waterlogged electronic device. Did it work? Here's our opinion:
A Little About the Bheestie Emergency Kit
The Bheestie kit is comprised of an airtight resealable bag and special water-absorbing beads. According to Bheestie's website, depending on the water damage to your phone, their recommendations for use vary. For daily use and moisture accumulation, Bheestie recommends leaving your electronics in the Bheestie bag for 8-24 hours. For a water emergency, Bheestie recommends putting your electronics in a Bheestie bag as soon as possible for at least 24 hours, and a recommended 48 to 72 hours. And Bheestie does state on their site that although Bheestie gives your electronics a good chance at surviving water, sometimes a Bheestie just won't work, depending on the situation.
How did we test out the Bheestie?
We didn't have any spare phones or tablets here at TDS, but we did have some spare calculators! So we waterlogged a calculator in a bowl of water to see how the Bheestie would perform.
We followed the instructions on the Bheestie bag, and we dried off all the visible water from the device. Then we dropped the soaked device into the Bheestie bag, and we sealed it up airtight.
The next day, we opened up the Bheestie to see how the calculator worked. It powered on and worked like a charm. A-Mazing!
What We Liked about the Bheestie
Bheestie could be an incredible money-saver. Water can potentially destroy so many electronics, and for a low price (small Revive kit is $17.95 on Amazon and the Bheestie website), a Bheestie is a great option for trying to save waterlogged devices before you pitch them to buy a new one. Anywhere you think you could potentially experience water damage, you should consider keeping a Bheestie around - your purse, your home, even your boat. Plus, they are reusable too! After you've used them over and over, when the blue beads turn grey, it's time to replace your Bheestie bag.
What to Think about before buying a Bheestie
As the package and website both state, Bheestie can't guarantee that it will bring your electronic device back to life, but it is a wonderful option to try before throwing your waterlogged device out. Plus, even if it doesn't work for one device, it might work for another one!
And that's it! We are so happy we got a chance to review the Bheestie Bag! It's a great solution to try for water-soaked devices!
Paige Estigarribia is a writer for The Dollar Stretcher who enjoys writing about food, frugal living, and money-saving tips. Visit Paige on Google+.
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