Japanese Cellphone Dryer Box Rescues Your Phone from the Toilet

There's nothing worse than that moment when your phone slips from your hand and you realize it's headed to the toilet, the pool, a puddle or some other small body of water. Because everyone knows that once a phone hits the water, it's kaput. Or is it?

This is the Dryer Box, a cube designed to bring phones back from the brink of death. It's popping up in various Yodobashi Camera stores throughout Tokyo, giving clumsy phone owners a chance to fix their slippery mistakes.

Of course, it won't work magic. You will have had to have yanked the battery out of your phone pretty quickly, before the circuits shorted out. But hey, they only charge you the $12 fee if the phone comes back to life, so it's worth a shot, right?

Dryer Box via Gadget Lab

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