The joke is that Oregon's wet climate causes state residents to have webbed feet, but at least it doesn't have California's climate, which studies show causes people to be pretentious jerks who move here and ruin everything. Keeping the wet weather from ruining your electronic gear: Bheestie Bags.
Bheestie’s a bright silver sleeve with the not-magic-but-still-awesome property of being able to draw moisture from cellphones, iPods, digital cameras, and other electronics affected by sodden living, developed by a local mom (and her sister) after her son dumped his Game Boy into the lake, probably because this is 2011, and it was a Game Boy. Meant to be used regularly as a maintenance device to sluice off condensation that can eventually corrode your gadgets, the makers suggest using Bheestie nightly to dry out sweat-soaked post-workout iPods/ headphones, or the unavoidable dew of a day spent in Portland; also possible’re "miracle" revivals like drying up spilled drinks, which'll require about 48hrs, even though the second film is way better at sucking
moisture out of electronics. The secret behind Bheestie's liquid lust is a packet of super-fresh, reusable silica beads that suck up the wetness, placed inside said 6x9in Mylar bag that’s outfitted with a zip-lock top, just like most chicks who dominate Dry T-Shirt competitions.
So you know when to replace your Bheestie, blue beads in the bag go clear when the silica has sucked up all the moisture it can hold, which the makers claim -- barring emergency total soakage recovery -- could take up to a year of daily use, or enough time for a Californian to come into a perfectly grungy neighborhood, and throw up a Whole Foods, a Paper Source, and a Cheesecake Factory. No one wants to enjoy your moderately upscale comfort food!