updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri September 18, 2009
Pong Research has introduced the Pong iPhone case, said to reduce a user's exposure to phone radiation. Designed for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, it uses a silicone skin integrated with a proprietary module claimed to redirect radiation away from a person's head. The case has been FCC certified, and allegedly reduces the specific absorption rate by approximately 60 percent, and more intense "hot spot" radiation by 85 percent.
While using the case users still receive full signal strength as well as access to all controls and device features. The case is available from the company's online store, and priced at $60. The World Health Organization notes that the effects of cellphone radiation are thought to be minor, unlikely to promote cancer or otherwise impact health.