Moisture Relief for Gadgets

The last thing you want to hear when your cell phone slips out of your hands? Kerplunk. But it happens. An accidental dunking, a little rain or a spilled drink can quickly ruin a favorite phone, MP3 player, camera or watch. After a soggy mishap, you need a Bheestie Bag. Named after the Indian word for a servant who draws and carries water, the Bheestie Bag is designed to remove moisture from personal electronics. You just drop your device in the bag, seal it, and the Bheestie pulls away the moisture. In fact, it can absorb up to a teaspoon of water. Sisters Karen Wildman and Lisa Holmes invented the Bheestie Bag after waging many battles against damaging moisture from sweat, rain, humidity and spills. The Bheestie can be used everyday to prevent corrosion, or in an emergency if one of your personal electronics gets soaked. It’s designed to last up to a year, depending on how often you use it and how wet your devices are. Editor Adam Hawes of Eastcoastsnowboarding.com was skeptical at first, but he was won over when his BlackBerry got waterlogged during a snowy hike in Stowe, Vermont, and the Bheestie Bag brought it back to life. “If you rock the hills with an iPod, phone, PDA, etc. — these Bags are almost a necessity. Buy another $400 iPhone or a $20 insurance program in a bag? No brainer, in my mind,” Adam blogged. So, run with your iPod in your sweaty hand. Go ice skating with a cell phone in your pocket. Use your camera on a kayak. Just make sure you have a Bheestie Bag handy.

Bheestie

Electronic Moisture Removal Bag

Moisture Relief for Gadgets

The last thing you want to hear when your cell phone slips out of your hands? Kerplunk. But it happens. An accidental dunking, a little rain or a spilled drink can quickly ruin a favorite phone, MP3 player, camera or watch. After a soggy mishap, you need a Bheestie Bag. Named after the Indian word for a servant who draws and carries water, the Bheestie Bag is designed to remove moisture from personal electronics. You just drop your device in the bag, seal it, and the Bheestie pulls away the moisture. In fact, it can absorb up to a teaspoon of water. Sisters Karen Wildman and Lisa Holmes invented the Bheestie Bag after waging many battles against damaging moisture from sweat, rain, humidity and spills. The Bheestie can be used everyday to prevent corrosion, or in an emergency if one of your personal electronics gets soaked. It’s designed to last up to a year, depending on how often you use it and how wet your devices are. Editor Adam Hawes of Eastcoastsnowboarding.com was skeptical at first, but he was won over when his BlackBerry got waterlogged during a snowy hike in Stowe, Vermont, and the Bheestie Bag brought it back to life. “If you rock the hills with an iPod, phone, PDA, etc. — these Bags are almost a necessity. Buy another $400 iPhone or a $20 insurance program in a bag? No brainer, in my mind,” Adam blogged. So, run with your iPod in your sweaty hand. Go ice skating with a cell phone in your pocket. Use your camera on a kayak. Just make sure you have a Bheestie Bag handy.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    We are Karen and Lisa of BHEESTIE & Co. We are two sisters who got tired of replacing our families' cell phones, iPods etc., due to moisture damage. We designed a product we dubbed "The BHEESTIE Bag," which pulls moisture out of electronics.

    We often get asked, "Why the name BHEESTIE?" Bheestie's literal definition is a servant who draws and carries water. On a more personal note it was an endearing term given to the often malfunctioning car we learned to drive in and occasionally the name Karen would give me when I was annoying her.

    We are very happy to be featured on the Daily Grommet and look forward to any questions or comments.

  • Michael
    Michael
    1/19/2010 12:35 PM

    I have lost 2 phones and I know many friends who have also lost phones to moisture damage. Can definitely see how this would be useful.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/19/2010 1:01 PM

    It is great to have on hand for those moments! We were skiing a few weeks ago with a group of eight people and there was a cell phone or an ipod in Bheestie drying out the whole weekend.

  • sue
    sue
    1/19/2010 3:28 PM

    This sounds like a great idea. And, as a mom of four teens, we have lots of gadgets and have lost more than a few to the water. One question...is this a one-time use item or is it reusable?

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    1/19/2010 4:02 PM

    @sue - you're right, this will definitely come in handy for your teens and all their gadgets. Bheestie’s beads can actually stay active for up to a year depending on the amount of usage and if the bag is always sealed tight. You'll know when the beads won't work anymore, because there are some blue “indicator” beads within each pouch and when those blue beads turn gray it's time to replace Bheestie Bag.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/19/2010 4:28 PM

    Bheestie can last up to a year with multiple use if you keep it sealed. As a mom also of three teenagers we also have something in Bheestie at all times. This week my son dropped our car keys with the remote control in a creek. They are working fine now! We most often use it for sweaty ipods after working out.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    1/20/2010 9:52 AM

    Don't mean to sound snide but everything so far is promotional. Do you have any testimonials from folks for whom it has worked? I have an IPhone with moisture behind the screen, the "dudes" at the store said it's "normal" and to shake some baby powder into the cracks on the side of the screen and now all I have is the moisture blob and flecks on the other side of the screen.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 9:52 AM

    We are sending some to our Olympic Skiers to help keep their gear dry for optimal performance of their electronics. Go Team.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/20/2010 10:03 AM

    @Sandy - I can understand your concern!

    I have pulled over some of their testimonials from their site. Most of them are from people who have had a revival after a full immersion (pools, soda, toilets, washing machine, rain etc)and successfully used the Bheestie to fix a wet cell phone or other electronic device but these speak to the problem of moisture buildup in their electronics:

    Testimonial 1 "I am a triathlete who has done every distance from sprint triathlons to Ironman distance. I use an MP3 for all my running workouts and off road biking. I could not get through some of my long runs without my music to distract me. I live in a very wet climate and train year round. Between wet and sweat I was ruining an MP3 player about every 6 months for the last 5 years. They would get damp, sometimes even soaked during workouts and eventually stop working. I tried keeping them in plastic bags, holders, etc. nothing worked. I started using Bheestie a little over 2 years ago. After every run/ride I put my MP3 player in the Bheestie Bag and store it there until my next workout. All the moisture in the LCD is gone the battery last longer and it works like a charm! Bheestie has been the answer too many frustrating workouts without music." L.H.

    Testimonial 2 "I am a runner logging over 100 miles per week. I need to be in contact with my company even when running so I always run with my cell phone. Unfortunately I live in a very humid climate which is an electronics nightmare. Between humidity and sweat my cell phone would eventually die on me. Now I store my cell phone in a Bheestie bag after every run and I can feel good about decreasing the chance of it being damaged."

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 10:54 AM

    Here is an e-mail from a Bheestie user

    Your bag is life saving. We do a lot of powder skiing way out in the woods and our only phone was dropped in the snow. Due to your bag, we are able to get it running in no time. God Bless your engineering. Please thank your entire staff for making this product available and shipping so fast! Cheers!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 11:04 AM

    @Sandy your problem with moisture on your iphone screen does happen. Condensation besides being irritating can also be damaging. What we recommend for that is drying out your iphone on a regular basis in Bheestie. Good Luck!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/15/2010 2:39 PM

    There's a great article featuring the story behind Bheestie at inc.com

    http://www.inc.com/magazine/20100601/a-way-to-revive-waterlogged-gadgets.html

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bheestie

Electronic Moisture Removal Bag

Moisture Relief for Gadgets

The last thing you want to hear when your cell phone slips out of your hands? Kerplunk. But it happens. An accidental dunking, a little rain or a spilled drink can quickly ruin a favorite phone, MP3 player, camera or watch.

After a soggy mishap, you need a Bheestie Bag. Named after the Indian word for a servant who draws and carries water, the Bheestie Bag is designed to remove moisture from personal electronics. You just drop your device in the bag, seal it, and the Bheestie pulls away the moisture. In fact, it
can absorb up to a teaspoon of water. Sisters Karen Wildman and Lisa Holmes invented the Bheestie Bag after waging many battles against damaging moisture from sweat, rain, humidity and spills. The Bheestie can be used everyday to prevent corrosion, or in an emergency if one of your personal electronics gets soaked. It’s designed to last up to a year, depending on how often you use it and how wet your devices are.

Editor Adam Hawes of Eastcoastsnowboarding.com was skeptical at first, but he was won over when his BlackBerry got waterlogged during a snowy hike in Stowe, Vermont, and the Bheestie Bag brought it back to life. “If you rock the hills with an iPod, phone, PDA, etc. — these Bags are almost a necessity. Buy another $400 iPhone or a $20 insurance program in a bag? No brainer, in my mind,” Adam blogged.

So, run with your iPod in your sweaty hand. Go ice skating with a cell phone in your pocket. Use your camera on a kayak. Just make sure you have a Bheestie Bag handy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    We are Karen and Lisa of BHEESTIE & Co. We are two sisters who got tired of replacing our families' cell phones, iPods etc., due to moisture damage. We designed a product we dubbed "The BHEESTIE Bag," which pulls moisture out of electronics.

    We often get asked, "Why the name BHEESTIE?" Bheestie's literal definition is a servant who draws and carries water. On a more personal note it was an endearing term given to the often malfunctioning car we learned to drive in and occasionally the name Karen would give me when I was annoying her.

    We are very happy to be featured on the Daily Grommet and look forward to any questions or comments.

  • Michael
    Michael
    1/19/2010 12:35 PM

    I have lost 2 phones and I know many friends who have also lost phones to moisture damage. Can definitely see how this would be useful.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/19/2010 1:01 PM

    It is great to have on hand for those moments! We were skiing a few weeks ago with a group of eight people and there was a cell phone or an ipod in Bheestie drying out the whole weekend.

  • sue
    sue
    1/19/2010 3:28 PM

    This sounds like a great idea. And, as a mom of four teens, we have lots of gadgets and have lost more than a few to the water. One question...is this a one-time use item or is it reusable?

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    1/19/2010 4:02 PM

    @sue - you're right, this will definitely come in handy for your teens and all their gadgets. Bheestie’s beads can actually stay active for up to a year depending on the amount of usage and if the bag is always sealed tight. You'll know when the beads won't work anymore, because there are some blue “indicator” beads within each pouch and when those blue beads turn gray it's time to replace Bheestie Bag.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/19/2010 4:28 PM

    Bheestie can last up to a year with multiple use if you keep it sealed. As a mom also of three teenagers we also have something in Bheestie at all times. This week my son dropped our car keys with the remote control in a creek. They are working fine now! We most often use it for sweaty ipods after working out.

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    1/20/2010 9:52 AM

    Don't mean to sound snide but everything so far is promotional. Do you have any testimonials from folks for whom it has worked? I have an IPhone with moisture behind the screen, the "dudes" at the store said it's "normal" and to shake some baby powder into the cracks on the side of the screen and now all I have is the moisture blob and flecks on the other side of the screen.

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 9:52 AM

    We are sending some to our Olympic Skiers to help keep their gear dry for optimal performance of their electronics. Go Team.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/20/2010 10:03 AM

    @Sandy - I can understand your concern!

    I have pulled over some of their testimonials from their site. Most of them are from people who have had a revival after a full immersion (pools, soda, toilets, washing machine, rain etc)and successfully used the Bheestie to fix a wet cell phone or other electronic device but these speak to the problem of moisture buildup in their electronics:

    Testimonial 1 "I am a triathlete who has done every distance from sprint triathlons to Ironman distance. I use an MP3 for all my running workouts and off road biking. I could not get through some of my long runs without my music to distract me. I live in a very wet climate and train year round. Between wet and sweat I was ruining an MP3 player about every 6 months for the last 5 years. They would get damp, sometimes even soaked during workouts and eventually stop working. I tried keeping them in plastic bags, holders, etc. nothing worked. I started using Bheestie a little over 2 years ago. After every run/ride I put my MP3 player in the Bheestie Bag and store it there until my next workout. All the moisture in the LCD is gone the battery last longer and it works like a charm! Bheestie has been the answer too many frustrating workouts without music." L.H.

    Testimonial 2 "I am a runner logging over 100 miles per week. I need to be in contact with my company even when running so I always run with my cell phone. Unfortunately I live in a very humid climate which is an electronics nightmare. Between humidity and sweat my cell phone would eventually die on me. Now I store my cell phone in a Bheestie bag after every run and I can feel good about decreasing the chance of it being damaged."

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 10:54 AM

    Here is an e-mail from a Bheestie user

    Your bag is life saving. We do a lot of powder skiing way out in the woods and our only phone was dropped in the snow. Due to your bag, we are able to get it running in no time. God Bless your engineering. Please thank your entire staff for making this product available and shipping so fast! Cheers!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    1/20/2010 11:04 AM

    @Sandy your problem with moisture on your iphone screen does happen. Condensation besides being irritating can also be damaging. What we recommend for that is drying out your iphone on a regular basis in Bheestie. Good Luck!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/15/2010 2:39 PM

    There's a great article featuring the story behind Bheestie at inc.com

    http://www.inc.com/magazine/20100601/a-way-to-revive-waterlogged-gadgets.html

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.