A college sorority sister dropped her cellphone in a toilet. An athlete opened his gym bag to find his water bottle had broken open and soaked his phone. They could have tried the old-fashioned method of drying their phones in a bag of rice.
Instead, they turned off their phones and took them to The Cellular Connection, 6308 York Road, where a new machine called the Redux and about the size of a desktop laser printer dries out smart phones in about 45 minutes.
"It's loud," said Maggie Dean, manager of the York Road store. But, she added, the phones worked after the service.
TCC, a national Verizon Wireless retailer, has introduced the technology-drying...