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It is obviously NOT the same product that is advertised. In fact the stickers on the package say it turns from orange to green when it's wet. But in fact when you look at the picture there are already a dark color and obviously NOT orange. From what I read these are complete knockoffs and ARE the ones that are HIGHLY carcinogenic. They should be banned. And because they're still sealed I do NOT plan on opening them for THAT reason. My advice do NOT buy these at all. You could be at risk!! See the accompanying photos.
I ordered three of these for my Pelican cases. They were purchased through SilicaGelProducts and fulfilled by amazon.
The ones I received are in clear packaging with just some inventory labels on them. They're not marked pelican anywhere on the case or packaging nor is the pelican product number on either.
I Cannot speak of the function of the silica or the recharging ability of them as I've not had them long enough. What I did experience is 20,000 silica beads spread through out my camera case. These are not "rugged" or "durable" as stated in the listing. I placed one of these among camera equipment and lenses while packing for a trip. I zipped the bag. Then un-zipped it deciding to take a different lens. I went to pick up the descant container to have it fall open dumping the contents of what felt like 20,000 silica beads through out my lenses and camera body.
I examined the other two that I purchased and they're easier to...
These are a knock off (I bought the '1 pack' - I see another reviewer has pointed out the same for the 4-pack).
These come in a clear plastic sleeve, with a generic white label that claims 'pelican'.
They *look* convincing, except I happen to have bought a couple of the real packs locally. The real ones come in a foil pack (actually blocks moisture so they store well), and the real ones change color when they are saturated.
I was in a hurry when these arrived, so I threw them in a small slr waterproof camera case. A week later, I removed it an noticed the slight dampness / condensation I put it in with hadn't dried like it would with real-pelican models (It's a tiny case, each of these tin containers is rated for ~3 ft^3).
Only then did I do a side by side and notice it's a knock off.
Also, I put it in the oven (per directions, 300F) for 5 hours (directions say only 3), and it never did turn back blue (pink=needs refreshing).
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