Is RICE The Best Way To Save A Wet Phone?

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Today we're taking an old myth, that putting your phone in rice will remove water, and comparing it to another water extraction process- a vacuum chamber. Is one better than the other, and does a vacuum chamber even work?
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Erik Hall
Erik Hall - 15 soat oldin
I use crystal cat litter to dry out electronics that get wet, it is just silica gel
T E R M I N A L 7
T E R M I N A L 7 - Kun oldin
3:03 its boiled its boiled its Boyled aye
Varun Joshi
Varun Joshi - Kun oldin
Soak a shirt in a bucket of water for 5 to 10 minutes.... When it's dripping wet..... Toss it into the freeze dryer..... Maybe it becomes crisp?????
oliver 2359
oliver 2359 - Kun oldin
If your phone goes in the washing machine, just put it in the tumble dryer as well. Actually works
maximum gamer
maximum gamer - Kun oldin
I think rice would be better if you did it over night my phone got wet i put it in rice over night it worked plus not everyone has a vac chamber
Ally - Kun oldin
Did she eat uncooked riced?
Joyaastu Mandal
Joyaastu Mandal - Kun oldin
Can you make a type of ink which changes colour?
DudeIgueSs_Lol07 - Kun oldin
*thats a lot of damage*
Jentry D
Jentry D - Kun oldin
M and my sister also got a kiwi co subscription for Christmas
Erika Alecsandru
Erika Alecsandru - Kun oldin
Try and put sparkling water in a vacuum chamber and see if you can turn it in to still water
Amy Friedman
Amy Friedman - 2 kun oldin
I went to drop my phone in the toilet it was gross haha
Anyone else ever do that
Talon Tumback
Talon Tumback - 2 kun oldin
What happens if you put water in a vacuum chamber???
joelhoon1707 - 2 kun oldin
dries up
joelhoon1707 - 2 kun oldin
dries up
David Behrens
David Behrens - 2 kun oldin
10:25 Calli: Forgets How To Talk"
Hobnob - 2 kun oldin
you should have done a control test too, another wet phone just air dry.
D Fro
D Fro - 2 kun oldin
can you try boiling water in the vacuum chamber then take it out and try to boil an egg
rana juned siddiqui
rana juned siddiqui - 3 kun oldin
9:30 she eats raw rice
joelhoon1707 - 2 kun oldin
Shadowreaper50 - 3 kun oldin
It helps if you take the battery out guys. I also put it in the rice and I put it on the dash of my car. The sun will heat up my car and that seems to help take the moisture out. I've saved 3 phones like this. Admittedly none of them were this walmart super phone, but they were saved.
Josh Collazo
Josh Collazo - 3 kun oldin
If u drop your phone in water turn the oven on at 200 wrap your phone in a towel or shirt and put it on top of the stove for about 20 minutes with the battery out and it will work 100%i have done it before
Bradley Whais
Bradley Whais - 3 kun oldin
This might be more inefficient than heat...
Nathan Navarro
Nathan Navarro - 4 kun oldin
Thats the phone i watched this on
Random Shenanigans
Random Shenanigans - 4 kun oldin
They should investigate why warm air drys faster than cold
#gemeinde4ever - 4 kun oldin
the phone is waterproof?! 😂😂 lmao
Group Boy
Group Boy - 4 kun oldin
ComputerNerdInside - 4 kun oldin
Best way I’ve thought to save a wet phone is, silica packets. Those little “do not eat” packets that come with shoes and such, collect them in a zip-lock bag. Seems to work the best, without any residue that rice may leave. I’m sure you can also order the packets if you don’t wanna wait to collect several.
Rendell Schulthies
Rendell Schulthies - 4 kun oldin
Broken things GET A Hammer
Rendell Schulthies
Rendell Schulthies - 4 kun oldin
Can you drink the water after you use it in a vacuum
Travis Lansing
Travis Lansing - 4 kun oldin
i got both of those kits
Daniel McLaughlin
Daniel McLaughlin - 4 kun oldin
My phone is more awesome than I knew...
demetra zigenis
demetra zigenis - 4 kun oldin
i have both the spin art thing and the claw hand from kiwi
Boyprien Girlpriend
Boyprien Girlpriend - 4 kun oldin
I'd like to see this again, but put drying salts in the bottom.
art_ and_lee
art_ and_lee - 5 kun oldin
Could you cook food in a vacuum chamber.
Jonn - 5 kun oldin
It's not the rice, it's the anti-stick coating on the rice. Also, you needed a third phone as a control experiment.
Wyvrenne MacDaniels
Wyvrenne MacDaniels - 5 kun oldin
Can you boil ramen noodles with a vacuum
정진배 - 5 kun oldin
3:55 check the backround 😢😭😢😭😢😭😢😭😢
Aidan Glendenning
Aidan Glendenning - 5 kun oldin
Why eat rice?
Harsh Dinani
Harsh Dinani - 5 kun oldin
Medroff - 5 kun oldin
Was that Phil Swift on the fridge?😂😂😂
TheLoneCabbage - 5 kun oldin
If you get your phone wet, absolutely do not start pressing buttons to see if it's okay. Take the battery out, clean off any excess water, and let it dry completely before checking it.
Bio Wolf
Bio Wolf - 5 kun oldin
You guys should try making Mac and cheese in the vacuum chamber.
Davidtay YT
Davidtay YT - 6 kun oldin
can vacuum chamber make popcorn? and what will happend if you put meat in vacuum chamber??
sonal patel
sonal patel - 6 kun oldin
Shaun Van Staden
Shaun Van Staden - 6 kun oldin
What will happen when you freeze dry a wet shirt
Shreeshree 345
Shreeshree 345 - 6 kun oldin
Tell me why me and Nate literally did the same thing😤 it’s so sad to put your hand in a washing machine and find your phone😔
Joseph Hull
Joseph Hull - 6 kun oldin
Rice and het work
TheFrostDrake - 6 kun oldin
Why not just put a wet phone in front of a dehumidifier
Karl S. Kruse
Karl S. Kruse - 6 kun oldin
lol i have tcl phone
Danielle Cantrell
Danielle Cantrell - 6 kun oldin
For some reason I’m loving their intro diversity. Anyone else notice their intros aren’t always the same or am I not watching them in order? 😂
pepon from space
pepon from space - 6 kun oldin
What I learned from this video: Walmart phones arnt that bad in quality
Maui Islander
Maui Islander - 6 kun oldin
You have to fully submerge your phone in the rice in order for your phone to functionally work properly
BILLY BOB JOE - 6 kun oldin
secretagb - 6 kun oldin
So just a heads up, the first step after discovery of a phone or other electronic device falling in water or becoming heavily splashed etc, is to remove the battery!!! I cannot stress enough that power should be removed from the device ASAP. Then you can proceed with efforts to dry out the innards.
clean beat
clean beat - 6 kun oldin
Can you make rice in a vacuum chamber?
STRS - 7 kun oldin
I answer before I even watch the video and say that, No rice is not the best option but it is the fastest, always accessible and cheapest for anyone that doesn't have the tools and know how to save his phone. Thus it is the best first action!
Rachelle Moore
Rachelle Moore - 7 kun oldin
can you heat up glass
SpyerSecol 001
SpyerSecol 001 - 7 kun oldin
Stick the phone in the microwave for 5 minutes. All dry now...... :(
Cam Nely
Cam Nely - 7 kun oldin
Me and my dad made that same claw, but with cardboard. An the syringes leaked... but it still worked!
Tristin Church
Tristin Church - 7 kun oldin
If the water is boiling in a vacuum chamber, does that mean its hot?
Brett - 7 kun oldin
How about a wet phone in the freeze dryer?
Madison Sims
Madison Sims - 7 kun oldin
Try freeze drying makeup plez
Zxc cxZ
Zxc cxZ - 7 kun oldin
Put it on rice by days not minutes