TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Kensington, a division of ACCO Brands Canada, has developed the most effective rescue package on the market for wet
electronic devices: EVAP. In just 6 to 24 hours, the rescue pouch can recover a smart phone, or
other small device, from accidental water damage. EVAP is the only
product that uses 60 grams of high-grade molecular sieve, featuring
APG, an industry leading absorbent material.
Research by Kensington indicates 2 out of 3 people will experience water
damage to their smartphone, and with 6.8 billion smartphone users in the world this is good news for those who would otherwise see their precious data
washed away in a split second. Most water accidents occur at home and
the vast majority of smartphone users have not backed up their
contacts, photos, and other sensitive information.
"We know that it's not only the cost of replacing the phone that's a big
issue for users, but the loss of important data and the disconnect from
your contacts which can sometimes be devastating," says George Foot,
vice president Global Marketing & Product Development for Kensington.
"Also, if the phone is sent to a repair shop, it often takes three to
five days - that's a long, phone-less time for busy people. Not to
mention the time it takes to research and re-enter all the data."
EVAP: Lab tested and true
EVAP is lab tested and is seven times more absorbent than rice. It can
rescue cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, cameras, video cameras, remote
controls, video game devices, MP3 players and even small devices like
hearing aids that often suffer water damage.
As soon as the device hits the water, it should be removed, dried with a
cloth and switched off. Prior to placing the wet device into the Rescue
Pouch, remove the SIM card and battery if possible, then towel dry all
items before continuing. The wet device should then be placed between
the two vacuum-sealed EVAP Tyvek pouches and then into the larger
Rescue Pouch. After the device is sealed in the bag, a humidity
indicator will change colour within 6-24 hours to signify the rescue
operation is complete.
High Grade Molecular Sieve
Each Tyvek pouch contains APG High Grade Molecular Sieve, an industry
leading absorbent material that holds a larger capacity and has a
faster absorption speed for removal of CO2 & H20. Molecular sieves are
crystalline metal alumino silicate minerals that have potent drying
capacities because they contain very small holes of precise and uniform
size, blocking large molecules but allowing small molecules to pass.
FDA approved since April 2012, sodium aluminosilicate (sodium silicoaluminate) can safely be used in contact with consumable
EVAP retails for SRP $19.99 and is available at Best Buy, Future Shop, Amazon.ca, Grand & Toy and online at various retailers.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in the heart of San Francisco's
Silicon Valley, California, Kensington is a leader in smart. safe. simple. computing accessories and is the recognized industry standard trusted
by enterprises around the world. Kensington's mobile security product
offerings include laptop and mobile security locks providing a new
generation of front-line protection for mobile devices. In addition,
Kensington offers accessories including power adapters, chargers, mice,
keyboards, trackballs, universal docking stations, desktop accessories,
carrying cases and iPad/iPhone/iPod accessories. Kensington Computer
Products Group, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, is the
technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in
branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100
countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.kensington.com or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.
About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of
branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.
Their widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy, Kensington®, Mead®, Quartet®, Rexel®, Swingline®, Wilson Jones® and many others. For more information about ACCO Brands visit www.accobrands.com.
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