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Pong iPhone case claims to reduce phone radiation

updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri September 18, 2009

Significance questioned

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.






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  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    neat trick

    So by putting some techno magic on the back of the iPhone the radation will be reduced from the front, uncovered part? Anyone care to speculate how they manage that? Maybe they can also invent sunglasses that I wear on the back of my head.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Unfortunately

    The case is made from a toxic substance that will leach in through your skin and give you some other type of cancer or disease. But you're safe from radiation!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Signal strength

    How will this affect signal strength? What is the cell tower is in the direction where this case diverts the radiation from?

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