See that's the thing drywall...I'm looking for something to keep my electronics in, that will not be exposed to the outside environment.
Call me OCD-affected or extreme, but I don't like the sound of the idea of microscopic sand or polluted particles going inside the ports of my psp and cell phone. Two days ago I was invited to a picnic where there were volleyball courts...and the sand was literally flying in my face. My pockets, which had my electronics had no zippers. There's a 99% chance some percentage of sand went inside their ports. Even though they undeniably work...yeah...but sand, no.
The only thing that came to mind that will protect future small electronic devices are ziplock bags, specifically the one you can slide-lock because the ones you PRESS together are obviously not as effective (because there's that little horizontal area that may catch sand and whatnot, and you are not going to be able to remove them and they can just fall in when you open the bag).
I'd rather have a little bit of moisture (how much? like 2% moisture? The kind my hand sweats on them?) then ****ing microscopic crystals flying in the ports of my portable electronics.
I'm not mad...about this. I'm actually mad about something else which doesn't relate to this.
So my last question is, about the anti-static bags, which apparently are specifically designed for electronic devices...
Are there ones with the slide-closing feature? Like this slide-shutter:
(see upper left where the white zipper is)
That is the kind of bag I'm looking for, one that is anti-static (or just one made for electronic devices) because, I'm not really sure what a little bit of static would do to a cell phone or psp....call me ignorant but, what would putting an electronic device in a non anti-static bag do? I mean, how much static could possibly build up if I put the cell phone in a ziplock bag, with almost no air in it, wrap the remaining un-allocated area of the bag around the cell phone, then put the whole thing in my pocket? It's not going to be exposed to sunlight, rain, etc.
I lol'd reading Roger Caffin's reply in this: Photography Ziplock bag for cameras? -- BackpackingLight.com Forums
Here it is saying ziplock bags are safe for electronics: Buying Ziplock Bags? Don't Pay More! View Our Selection First
"Zip lock bags are also water resistant. These bags can be used to protect your items from rain.
You're sure to avoid accidents by placing your clothes, wallets, and electronic devices in zip lock bags before putting them in your bag."
I take it he/she meant standard ziplock bags and not "anti-static bags" which I'm sure are a better choice. It's just that, I don't THINK ziplock bags are BAD for electronics..does anyone here think otherwise (besides the moisture part which I will work to prevent)?
I am willing to buy anti-static bags, only if they have the slide-zipper (not that classic ziplock seal, but a slide-closer) but I couldn't find any pictures of that online.
Thanks for reading...