With people busy debating on whether they should get an iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, no one really cares to find out more about the adverse effects of radio frequency energy (emitted by cell phones) on our health.
Despite mobile phone manufacturers and some scientists insisting that, smartphones are totally safe, other researchers feel otherwise.
Although there haven’t been many tests conducted to study the adverse effects of cell phones, it is understood that prolonged exposure to the phone’s radiation may cause many health problems including cancer.
You can obviously take steps – by using a headstead, limiting calls when the network signal is low (maximum radiation is emitted when the signal is low), texting instead of calling – to reduce exposure to your phone’s radiation.
However, as taking these steps can be a little inconvenient, you can go for the anti-radiation mobile cases designed by Pong.
These phone cases are designed to change the direction of the phone’s radiation away from your head. These cases, however, does not interfere with the signal strength of your device.
How the Case Stops the Phone’s Radiation
When you are on a call, a cell phone normally emits radiation in all directions. However, since you hold the phone to your ear during calls, almost 50 percent of the radiation is absorbed by your head.
According to Pong’s president and CEO, Shannon Kennedy, the phone case, which is made up of a hard polycarbonate material called Lexan, simply redistributes the phone’s radiation away from your head.
A patented, micro-thin, gold-plated antenna embedded inside the mobile back cover combines with the phone’s internal antenna and redirects all the radiation away from your head towards the rear end of your phone.
Furthermore, as your device alters its radiation levels depending on the signal strength, the phone cover also automatically adjusts itself to accommodate the increased or decreased levels of radiation.
Many gadget reviewers were sceptical when the product was launched in 2009 as they believed that the manufacturers were simply making up tall tales.
However, their doubts all vanished after Pong’s mobile cases were put to the test at Cetecom, an FCC-certified lab (that tests mobile phone radiation levels for handset manufacturers) in Milpitas, California.
The test results indicated that Pong cases reduced the SAR (specific absorption rate) of the head by 64.7 percent, from 1.19 watts per kilogramme to 0.42 watt per kilogramme.
Apart from its anti-radiation properties, these cases also have the regular features found in most mobile covers. These phone cases will protect your device from impact related and other accidents.
These cases, which are available in a variety of colours and styles, also prevent your device from heating following a long phone call.
The only downside of Pong cases is that they are only available for the iPhone, iPod and Samsung Galaxy series.
Where to Buy and Prices
These mobile cases can be bought online from Pong’s official website (http://www.pongcase.com). However, if you don’t like to shop online, then these cases are also available in supermarkets and mobile phone accessory shops.
The prices of these mobile back covers or cases range from $39.99 to $129.99 depending on the design and the device you use.
While the Pong Rugged Case For iPhone 6/6s And 5/5s is priced at $59.99 and $49.99 respectively, Pong Sleek Case For iPhone 6/6s And 6 Plus / 6s Plus costs $49.99 and $59.99 respectively.
Meanwhile, the Pong Case For Iphone 4/4s, which is available in three colours (green, red and black), is priced at $39.99.
the Pong Case for Ipad 2/3/4th Gen And Ipad1, on the other hand, is priced at $129.99 and $29.99 respectively.
Finally, Pong offers three cases for the Samsung Galaxy Series – Pong Classic Case For Samsung Galaxy S5 ($39.99), Pong Rugged Case For Samsung Galaxy S4 ($49.99), Pong Classic Case For Samsung Galaxy S4 ($39.99).