Finally, A (Questionable) Anti-Radiation Cell Phone Case

August 27, 2012


Tired of nuking your brain with cell phone radiation? ME NEITHER. I can't get enough of that stuff. I think it's because I used to rest my head on the microwave when I was cooking Hot Pockets growing up. But for those of you who care, Pong is selling a line of cases for popular phone models that allegedly redirect up to 95% of radiation AWAY from your dome and at the same time boost signal strength. I'm skeptical. Skeptical, and handsome as a show horse.

Each Pong case is custom built for the phone it fits, and complements the structure and antenna placement of that model. Unlike antenna shields that purport to contain EMR (and which can diminish or block altogether a phone's signal), Pong redirects EMR away from the user's head and body. This has been confirmed in laboratories certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US government body which regulates the telecommunications industry.

Mobile phone antennas emit microwave radiation (low frequency EMR similar to that radiated by a microwave oven) when they send data to, and receive date from, mobile phone towers. Mobile phone antennas transmit in a 360 degree circular pattern of energy that radiates around the phone itself. Though not widely acknowledged, peer reviewed studies demonstrate that when the user places a phone next to the head, between 48% and 68% of the phone's radiated power is absorbed directly into the user's head and body and, therefore, is lost for transmission.

I'm gonna be honest, I don't use phone cases. Sure my screen is perpetually shattered, but you know what? I LIVE DANGEROUSLY. Live hard, die young, leave a mangled f***ing cell phone -- that's what I say. The last time I broke my phone was when the pizza guy called to tell me he was outside and I got so excited MY PHONE HIT THE CEILING. Actual pic of the damage HERE. a wreck.

Hit the jump for a video from Pong explaining the thing.

Thanks to V, who agrees there's no point in investing in an anti-radiation cell phone case if you're still gonna text and drive.

  • Just when you think cases can't get any better, it just did. Very cool

  • Cooper Pie

    Thanks for the post, and I think that that would be pretty awesome to get a cell phone case that can prevent radiation. Because I know that I would totally buy it, but now I wish that the bell - pacific centre sold iphones. Either that, or I just might have to switch phone carriers then.

  • Billy Martinez

    Wow, I didn't they could make cell phone cases in a way to reduce radiation, but that makes perfect sense. Thanks for your the post! Very interesting!

  • Wow really this is nice work thanks for share this.

  • Guest

    My cheaper alternative is a tin-foil hat. :D

  • ZomBBombeR

    Yeah, any de-bunking in the 90's was to promote use of the emerging technology, fact: over a 10 yrs study, researchers found that anyone who uses their phone in close proximity to the body/head for 3+ hrs per day everyday has about a 60% higher chance of developing cancers affecting said body parts. Also my old BlackBerry came with a warning telling me to get a cell case that keeps the phone a min. distance of .5 inches away from my body to decrease risks of melanoma, no joke I am not making this up.

    All in all I doubt this case really works to make a noticable difference, and as others said if your that worried about EMR poisoning use hands free (read:not bluetooth) or bluetooth loudspeaker or wired headset or say fuck the common world and ditch your phone altogether.

  • Recent reports have shown that cell phones release electromagnetic radiation that can be harmful to the human health. It is really a dangerous thing for cell phone users.

  • This is really nice blog for information about a cell phone.

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Expect the cases of hand cancer to go up exponentially...

  • Guest

    Tin-foil gloves might help?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    I guess that would use less tin-foil than a tin-foil helmet...

  • Rory

    Who holds their phone up to their ears nowadays? I'd rather a case that shields my junk from radiation while i'm texting.

  • Joe Ferschke

    The only way to be radiation free is to live in a lead box and never EVER go outside.

  • NutSpark

    Not only will this not work for the reasons listed by others, but even if it did you'd always have to be sure to stand with the back of your phone pointing towards your nearest cell tower. If you block radiation from the communication signals in one direction, you also block communication in that direction.

  • Is this really still a concern? I thought the talk of cell phone radiation causing any harm was debunked in the 90's. This is just another way to sell product, "HERE BUY MY SHIT, IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!!! *disclaimer: this shit won't really save your life*

  • Guest

    Is this really still a concern? I thought the talk of cell phone radiation causing any harm was debunked in the 90's. This is just another way to sell product, "HERE BUY MY SHIT, IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!!! *disclaimer: this shit won't really save your life*

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    The only true, guaranteed way around this is hands-free.

  • filmerdude

    So judging by the fingernail length in the linked picture of the smashed cell phone, GW is either a FEMALE or ASIAN???

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    those are some freshly manicured nails. fingers seem a little large to be female.

  • Larry Symms

    Nice fingernails GW! You do your own manicures or do you go to the local Pretty Beauty Nail Salon?

  • Came here exclusively to say this exactly. Very nice, GW. You really are a pretty princess!

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