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

August 27, 2012

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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. I...am 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.

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