Yep, it happened. Washed my clothes on Saturday and when I took out the wash, noticed I had my shuffle and headset by Scorche (both in the baggie, which was NOT wasterproof...) in my pants pocket.... Hope runs eternal. I immediately bagged both of them in a ziploc bag with rice and waited 2 days.... Tested headset, it works. mic is a bit sloppy but clear enough. Then the real test. Plugged the iPod into the charge plug that I have for my iPad. I got an amber light!! So I fully charged it and with bated breath tested it... it works!! I told this to a coworker of mine who told me he has washed his 3x now LOL! I asked if he did anything special to dry it and no, said he just let it to dry out on its own.... Not sure how much I killed the life of the product but I have to admit I am really pleased it works ... so far!