Many of us can relate to this or at least know someone who this happened to. It could have been a cell phone that fell into a toilet, a laptop that soaked with some drink after a spillage, a drone or camera that got rained on or fell into the water and so on.
Moisture has never been friendly to electronics. Often, it destroys them and in worst cases, the damage is irreversible.
But all is not lost if this ever happens to you because there has emerged a couple of waterproofing solutions that make it possible for you to salvage your cherished devices or gadgets. Water is among the worst things that could happen to your gadget and so it never hurts to prepare for such. So let’s look into the solutions to see how they could save you that call or trip to the electric store for repair or replacement.
This kind of sprays is not only cheaper but simple enough to be used by anyone. Corrosion X HD, Turbo-coat, and NeverWet are some of the trusted sprays in the market today. All you are required to do is open up your unit’s housing and then spray inside all of its components. This will make your unit almost fully impermeable to moisture. Remember to clean or wipe the outside with a cleaning chemical compound such as Isopropyl alcohol once finished. This will help you stick it together if you are using glue.
To some, this may sound so plain yet very few gadgets ever come in carriers designed for submersion. If the case or bag you house your unit in can’t repel water for at least 10 minutes, then a waterproof case will serve you right. They come in three classes: standard, rugged & heavy duty. In selecting one, the focus should be put on the submersion aspect which is basically an estimation of how deep the case can stay waterproof while underwater for a minimum of 10 minutes. Heavy duty cases, unlike the standard ones, can tolerate more punishment i.e. will stay waterproof while deep (over 100 feet) and for longer.
A zippered storage bag is another simple option that helps to keep your gadget not just safe from water but dirt, dust, sand and other environmental hazards. What’s perhaps great to note about this bags is that they still give you some control over your gadget. The idea is to store your unit in the bag until you are in need of it but if you wish you can still operate it from within. So far there haven’t been such bags big enough to use with laptops or larger devices.
Count yourself lucky if you haven’t made the purchasing decision yet because this is an option you will not wish to pass up mostly if it’s a camera or a drone. In the case of drones, you have plenty of options all designed not to succumb to moisture when it’s sensitive components come into contact with it. The Same thing also applies to cameras and a few other related devices. Best waterproof drones, for instance, can be found on Amazon and other online e-commerce spaces. Even though most waterproof products come at a slightly higher cost than the typical product itself, the extra $10 or $20 is usually worth its value.
As a gadget owner, keep in mind that moisture and electronics are foes and if you cherish your gadget enough or wish to have a gadget that would never succumb to this, then pick out an option that seems to work out best for you and apply it.