So, why then do people with wet phones think that dry rice will somehow save their device? Even rice in humid climates stays hard and dry after months of exposure to high humidity.
So what exactly is a desiccant and why do people feel like rice is one?
The folks at CNET Magazine had this to say about rice as a viable desiccant for wet electronics,
So, does this mean you should use silica gel packets, or a desiccant with a higher affinity for atmospheric moisture, like salt or sugar? :)
More on that tomorrow.