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Old 18-08-2012, 01:33   #16
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I keep a silicone cover on mine so it will not slip out a shirt pocket.
I guess that didn't work for your wife though...
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I have one of these but such a bother to use
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Old 18-08-2012, 01:36   #18
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I guess that didn't work for your wife though...
She has a hard plastic case. Her soft case fell apart.
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I think the lifeproof is a good suggestion. Along with the float accessory, all bases should be covered.

I will be looking at the iPhone 5 in October. Possibly getting a set to protect the new phones
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Yes sometimes. I have revived mine after a good dunking. Don't rush to power it up. My last survived several submersions. I have low temp
Baked it in a open oven and been okay . Oops last time i big time I over cooked it and well. The apple.clerk is looking at something that looks like a popover. What happened? She asked with disbelief. I. Couldn't tell her that it had been sunk 6 times and well it was in the oven and I spaced. I just said I will not tell you. It looked like it had done a planetary re entry. Keep it up with the rice.
I've baked dry several phones, but never an Iphone. It works pretty well as long as the oven is set low enough (mine will go down to 170 F)
I've learned to only do it with electric ovens, though. Gas ovens melt phones every time.
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They can put a rover the size of an SUV on Mars, yet they cannot water-proof a phone to 10 meters.
They can but won't, because they want to sell you a new phone annually not have a phone that lasts a decade or can be easily repaired, that isn't a good business model.

I am using a Google Nexus that came from E bay, cheap and no tears if it goes splosh. We also keep an old Motorola on board just in case.

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They can but won't, because they want to sell you a new phone annually not have a phone that lasts a decade or can be easily repaired, that isn't a good business model.

I am using a Google Nexus that came from E bay, cheap and no tears if it goes splosh. We also keep an old Motorola on board just in case.

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Yes..I found a new Verizon based flip phone on ebay for $50, compared to more than double that at a Verizon store and they would have wanted me to re-up on my contract. I felt stupid that I hadn't found this option sooner.
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Re: iPhone 10 Minutes Bottom Of Lake

I had great experience with the LifeProof case (iPhone 4 cases, Waterproof iPhone 4 Cases, Protective Case*|*LifeProof). I haven't tried the float - that looks big. You do have to keep the charger seal and the headphone jack o-ring clean so it stays waterproof. Good stuff.
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Re: iPhone 10 Minutes Bottom Of Lake

I have only put the lifeproof to the extreme rain test on the motorcycle.... haven't dunked it yet.

As far as back-up, I have mine set to back-up to the laptop every night when charging while on the home network...... at worst, I'll lose one day's data. When traveling coastally, I back up to the cloud instead of my laptop.
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Drowned my work Blackberry under about 1,100 GPM flow for 10 minute before I realized I dropped it (long story). Placed it in a bag of rice and left it on the dashboard for two days. Phone worked fine until the day I traded to an iPhone.

Only problem was After each all I had a craving for Chinese food....

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Re: iPhone 10 Minutes Bottom Of Lake

I've unfortunately experienced the opposite. One Iphone died after being splashed with fresh water and another died just due to exposure to salt air, which was not covered by warranty.

I do like my Iphones, but for me they have not proven to be very tolerant of water environments.
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Re: iPhone 10 Minutes Bottom Of Lake

I work on the water, in a boat, every day and every day, my iPhone goes with me. Have never lost one overboard or to being wet. Before I set foot in the boat it goes in this:

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...Ziploc bags are awesome.
+1. Ziplock snack size bags are perfect for cell phones. I use them religiously. Keeps the phone dry enough just long enough. I've had the same phone so long now that it is starting to fall apart.

Couple of points on rescuing wet electronics: 1) Get the battery out immediately! Now that you have lots of connections via water where they should be none it is important to kill the power. 2) Salt water is worse because it is more conductive. Remove battery, rinse in fresh water, at least partially disassemble, and dry it out.

My experience has been that this process will probably get the device back up an running (maybe with a few glitches), but that immersion, especially in salt water, will shorten its life considerably even if successfully rescued.

Also, save your contacts to your SIM chip NOT to your phone's memory. SIMs are surprisingly water resistant and will probably survive the swim. Just pop them in the new phone and you're good to go (another good reason to buy a cheap phone).
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Re: iPhone 10 Minutes Bottom Of Lake

I lost a brand new Samsung Galaxy IIS out of my shirt pocket last summer. I couldn't retrieve it to try and dry it out. It was fresh water and I am pretty sure I could have salvaged it, but I couldn't get anyone to dive and get it. The visibility was only a couple of feet in the water and no one wanted to go in with the alligators that live in the marina...

Why are you looking at me like that... I wasn't going in after it!!
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Backing up everything is not that simple, not for me. On two iPhones, I have tried to save everything, and miss-understand the questions in the process, and wipe everything out.

Now I am afraid to hook up an iPhone to a computer.
Exactly! And just the entire hassle of depending on itunes for music and picture storage. Seriously. You have to have a PC to operate an iPhone! I was exhausted in my efforts at all of that. But I absolutely loved the ease of the OS while it was sitting in my hand and doing all my friendly day to day things! I loved my iPhone until backup time and Uh oh accident time. Then it was just a PIA. At least with my droid, if all fails, I pull the sim, the battery, and the memory card. Not all will be lost.
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