Mobile phones live dangerously - by their very nature we take them with us everywhere we go, including places that just aren't very phone friendly.
Summer presents a slew of new sticky situations for phones - and their owners - as swimming pools, lake and ocean beaches, hot tubs, even bathroom breaks invite data disaster when mobile phones take unexpected dives.
The Internet is awash with DIY fixes for soaked cell phones but most are hit & miss; almost all are time consuming. Japan's JMC Risk Solutions has come up with a dryer box specially designed to dry out soggy phones.
The unimaginatively named "Dryer Box" is designed to revive soaked phones without the need to disassemble them in just 30 minutes - simply drop in your dripping mobile phone, grab a quick lunch, and you should be back in business by the time you get back.
The Dryer Box is meant to be sold to electronics stores who will then offer phone revival and data recovery services for a fee. The device is not especially large: 14.4 by 14.6 by 16.5 inches (360 × 365 × 412mm), the power requirement is 590W and it runs on the Japanese standard of 100 volts AC. (via Gigazine and OhGizmo!)