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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shootr, May 31, 2010.

  1. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Just had to share. My beautiful, well cared-for Droid, first one out of the store way back when, went with me into a creek yesterday. FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

    The real b!tch is that my P&S Canon camera also went down. It dried out fine and works great today.

    Replacement is scheduled to arrive Wednesday.

    Pricing OtterBox's as well...

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  2. IxI Dan IxI

    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member

    You forgot to download life raft available in the market??
  3. sohc sti

    sohc sti Well-Known Member

    That's not going to be available until 2.2. Adobe is developing it.
  4. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    No, but "Lil' Dingy" has been out for 2.1 for a while, now.
  5. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member

    It's true, it even turns your droid into a flotation device.
  6. Don't feel bad...even R2-D2 sank when he went in the drink on Yoda's world.
  7. NetherAngel

    NetherAngel Newbie

    i love the people on this forum, we need to get everyone into a room and call nothing but sarcasm...........GO!
  8. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dude, I wasn't looking for sympathy - just sharing a moment, a really FU'd moment. If I had a video of me getting shoved under the ledge by the waterflow after going all in, I'd be rich! Wife certainly got a memory too.

    It's OK to have fun here, right?
  9. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    Man...That's crazy...Did you try taking out the battery and putting the phone in white rice?
  10. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I live in AZ, land of 5% humidity, so it's just sitting on the counter, I don't think the rice will do much better. It was a regular comedy skit, watching the water just pour out of every part of it. It's toast, and if not, I'd just as soon get the refurb anyways and send them this one back.

    The memory card survived, will post the video of the falls in a minute.
  11. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Usually the memory cards will survive pretty much anything. I've read stories of cameras recovered out of lakes years later and the memory card still works. Unless the contacts corrode completely off(they're usually gold, so good luck with that), it'll probably still work.
  12. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Sorry to hear about your droid. Would be sort of like losing an arm if it were me. Hope you are faring better than that.
  13. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Exactly. Went back to my Blackberry until the new (refurb) arrives. Like being in a time machine - going the wrong way...
  14. OrigamiKiller

    OrigamiKiller Newbie

    your video just looks nice, was that taken with the droid?
  15. skilaufen

    skilaufen Android Enthusiast

    Amen to that. One of the reasons I come here is because of the sense of humor and wit displayed by so many people. PK actually made me lol along with the other responses.

    Keep the fun alive! :D
  16. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Update: Replacement arrived in 2 days, new not refurb - cool. It's good to be back, my Blackberry felt like an old brick! Getting one of those Aquapacs for next time...
  17. IxI Dan IxI

    IxI Dan IxI Well-Known Member

    Don't forget to download Life Raft..... Should be the first DL you make.
  18. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Just get a sense of balance and some good hiking boots, and you'll all set.:D (...Glad you got yer replacement so quick.)
  19. quietmike

    quietmike Newbie

    Which size Aquapac fits the droid? I didn't see one listed.
  20. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I swear, I was wearing 'em! But this damn feature was just fast running water over perfectly slime-coated polished granite - Even the wife went down, and she's quite lithe!!!

    BTW - I have searched and searched and I can't find Life Raft in the Market - is it a third party app?
  21. Shootr

    Shootr Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm going to try this one, should have it next week, will report on how it works/fits/etc.

    OK - I can't link to eBay, so put in auction number 300430542758 and search it.

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