Silica gel packet
We are all familiar with those small silica gel packs that are included in all sorts of products, from leather products to food, we find them everywhere! You probably know that they are there to “preserve freshness” and that you are not supposed to eat it, but how exactly do these small sacks of “beads” help to protect diverse products?
The reason why we find these in all sorts of products is that this gel is a desiccant – a substance that absorbs and holds water vapor. It tends to suck moisture out of its immediate environment, helping to prevent products from spoiling with too much moisture. So next time you find one of these, keep them around since you can also use them to extend the life of the products that tend to rust. Plus, they work better than rice – in case you ever need to dry your phone.