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Cell Phone Case Reduces Radiation by 60%

Pong Research said today at CES that its latest cell phone protective case is now available for the Blackberry Curve smartphone, fitting the 6300, 8310, 8320, and 8330 models. The new case joins Pong Research's current offerings for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The case doesn't come cheap--it will cost Curve owners a whopping $59.95 USD.

Is it worth the hefty price? Perhaps. What makes this case so unique is its claims to reduce the user's exposure to cell phone radiation up to 60-percent. The claim is also backed and verified by FCC-certified laboratories (Cetecom), making it a possible--if not plausible--investment. Specifically, the case should reduce the Specific Absorption Rate by 60-percent, and the Electric Field Intensity by 85-percent.

"I am convinced that the best way to prevent health hazards stemming from cell phone radiation is to redirect this energy from the user," said Dr. Alfred Wong, chief scientist of Pong Research, professor emeritus of physics at University of California Los Angeles in today's press release. "These phone cases exemplify many years of research into precise antenna structure in order to couple with the energy from the phone’s internal antenna."

Pong Research said that the basis behind the technology is to channel the radiation away from the end user by employing principles of antenna theory and physics. However, according to the company, the actual signal strength isn't disrupted, allowing the phone to function normally and preserve the battery's lifespan. To learn more about the science, check out the "How It works" demonstration here.

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  • Pei-chen
    Put it inside a Faraday Cage and you won't have to worry about making calls either.
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  • steiner666
    I love my brain way more than i love talking to ppl. I'll stick with my 100% elimination of cellphone radiation by simply not carrying one around with me. Plus I don't have to spend $50 on crap like this, or hundreds on a phone, and hundreds more on the contracts/bills.

    I think it's that damn logical part of my brain that wont let me become one of the cellphone/iphone fad-aholics... I guess maybe it just hasnt been exposed to enough harmful radiation to get me to the point where I would put socializing and communicating before good health and longevity.
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  • frozenlead
    steiner666I think it's that damn logical part of my brain that wont let me become one of the cellphone/iphone fad-aholics... I guess maybe it just hasnt been exposed to enough harmful radiation to get me to the point where I would put socializing and communicating before good health and longevity.
    I see the logical part of your brain isn't very helpful in determining that the whole cellphone health hazard issue isn't proven in any way, shape, or form.
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  • footsoldier
    steiner666I love my brain way more than i love talking to ppl. I'll stick with my 100% elimination of cellphone radiation by simply not carrying one around with me. Plus I don't have to spend $50 on crap like this, or hundreds on a phone, and hundreds more on the contracts/bills.I think it's that damn logical part of my brain that wont let me become one of the cellphone/iphone fad-aholics... I guess maybe it just hasnt been exposed to enough harmful radiation to get me to the point where I would put socializing and communicating before good health and longevity.
    Not carrying a cellphone around u is not a solution imo. What if there's an emergency situation? What're u going to do? shout? Find the nearest payphone? I always carry my cellphone around, but minimise the time of my usage.
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  • LuckyRed
    steiner666I love my brain way more than i love talking to ppl. I'll stick with my 100% elimination of cellphone radiation by simply not carrying one around with me. Plus I don't have to spend $50 on crap like this, or hundreds on a phone, and hundreds more on the contracts/bills.I think it's that damn logical part of my brain that wont let me become one of the cellphone/iphone fad-aholics... I guess maybe it just hasnt been exposed to enough harmful radiation to get me to the point where I would put socializing and communicating before good health and longevity.
    You could also use a blue-tooth device or speaker phone. That would save you from the radiation and your irrational extremism.
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  • scione
    what about everyone else around you? if you live in a busy city won't other people's cell phones affect you considering they have to be powerful enough to reach the tower.
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  • zachary k
    not worth it imo. all this "brain cancer" and "deadly radiation" stuff is BS. plus, what does it do for your cell phone signal, i think you are gonna have quite a few missing bars if you but this thing on.
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  • redgarl
    Dipole are extremely hazardous to health and I am sure it's only a question of time before we see the effects.
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  • elel
    LuckyRedYou could also use a blue-tooth device or speaker phone. That would save you from the radiation and your irrational extremism.Um, this is a joke, right? Getting rid of wireless radiation by getting a new wireless device? And, imo, he's not going to hurt you by not carrying a cell phone any more than you hurt him by carrying one, if you subscribe to the pragmatic theory of good. About the product, very cool technology. I wonder if you could engineer it to provide gain?
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  • daft
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8443541.stm
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