To the rescue of drowned phones

RescueTec equipment which recovers data from mobile phones after they have been damaged by liquid
RescueTec equipment which recovers data from mobile phones after they have been damaged by liquid
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A REVOLUTIONARY device which restores electronic equipment damaged by liquid has been developed by a Lytham business.

Following months of testing Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung mobile phones by submerging them in water, Rescuetec is now beginning to sell their invention.

Crucially for users, their product also retrieves data from any electronic device, ensuring documents like pictures and music are not lost.

Philip Harvey, managing director of Rescuetec, said: “I’ve had personal experience where my children have jumped into a swimming pool with a phone in their pocket or dropped it down the toilet.

“Many of us will have tried homemade solutions, such as placing the device in a bag of rice or drying it out using heat, which can cause even more damage.

“It has undergone detailed laboratory testing and is proven to recover phones and other personal electronic devices, even after they have been submerged in water.”

The Rescuetec pack contains a special compound – up to 700 per cent more absorbent than rice – which acts to collect the water like a magnet and dry the device out.

Salt water, alcohol and detergent can also be removed by the device, which has led to interest from mobile phone giants.

Mr Harvey added: “The reaction to it has been fantastic.

“I’ve met with a mobile phone accessory distributor and they’re very excited about the product, and Vodafone and Phones 4U are looking at selling it.”

“We see it as a reactive product and the kind of thing you can keep in your cupboard next to plaster and stain remover.

“Everyone has diaries and pictures on their phone where and we all think we are diligent when it comes to backing them up. But we are not the best at it, so this something they can put in their bag to use it as and when they need it.”