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Pong iPad mini case will protect you against radiation

Sam Loveridge


Pong iPad Mini case
Pong iPad Mini case

Pong Research has released the Pong iPad mini case, a wireless radiation diffusing iPad case for the Apple iPad mini.

The Pong iPad mini case diverts harmful wireless radiation away from the user while also improving the iPad mini’s 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi signal strength.

The Apple iPad mini has an inbuilt human body sensor that limits the device’s antennae power when coming close to the user’s body, complying with wireless safety exposure limits. The sensor cannot however distinguish between human bodies and other objects.

“The iPad mini may be smaller than the standard iPad, but like any wireless devices, the iPad mini emits electromagnetic radiation when communicating with cell towers or Wi-Fi routers,” said Todd DeYoung, CEO at Pong Research. “Adding any typical third-party case can potentially trigger the device’s human proximity sensor even when the iPad mini is not close to the user’s body, and can result in significantly reduced signal strength,” added DeYoung.

The Pong iPad mini case, like the Pong iPad case, uses a micro antenna to redirect the radiation away from the user in synch with the human body sensor within the device.

Featuring an origami-style front cover, the Pong iPad mini case folds into different positions according to the user’s needs, whether it be typing, watching videos or surfing the net. A NanoLiner interior on the protective rear cover also cushions the iPad mini limiting any scratches on the body.

The case is made from a material that looks and feels like leather and features the automatic sleep and wake technology for the iPad mini.

4G signals are boosted 13.2 times more and the LTE range extended 3.6 times in comparison to when users opt for other cases. Cellular radiation drops up to 91 per cent below the global safety limits and Wi-Fi radiation drops by up to 82 per cent. At home when using the Pong iPad mini case, the iPad mini will benefit from 2.2 times increased Wi-Fi reception and an increased range of up to 1.5 times the normal rate.

Pong iPad mini case Price and Release Date

The Pong iPad mini case is on sale now from the Pong Research website for £84.00. Available in two colour options, red and black, the Pong iPad mini case is suitable for all forms of the 7.9-inch Apple tablet.

What do you think of the Pong iPad mini case? Do you worry about cellular and Wi-Fi radiation from your smart devices? Let us know via the TrustedReviews Facebook and Twitter feeds or the comment boxes below.

Nathan March

February 12, 2013, 5:17 pm

While a case that doubles as an antenna is well worth the hype, hasn't it been firmly established by now that there is no evidence that Wi-Fi and mobile phone signals have negative health effects? It's not like TR to propagate pseudo-science, so unless there is data supporting the allegation it would be appropriate to remove the references to 'harmful wireless radiation'.


February 12, 2013, 6:58 pm

Though "*potentially* harmful" might be more appropriate, it most certainly has not been "firmly established by now that there is no evidence that Wi-Fi and mobile phone signals have negative health effects".

This is why in 2011, the World Health Organisation, after reviewing hundreds of studies, found that there 'are possible cancer risks' associated with these signals. Either way further research needs to be carried out, as so far, no *independent* study has *conclusively* confirmed that these signals definitely do NOT pose a risk.

Worst case scenario, think of all the early studies (1930s - 1950s) that claimed cigarettes weren't proven to be harmful to your health (they were even recommended by doctors!) - we all know how accurate those turned out to be...


February 12, 2013, 8:17 pm

A poor understanding of cancer and the carcinogens in cigarettes hardly compares to the numerous studies, including longitudinal studies, on the effects of mobile phones. In 2011, and I quote, the WHO stated "To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use." (http://www.who.int/mediacentre.... While they do point out that the length of studies thus far does not allow for a statistically significant link between mobile phone use and cancer, the absence of carcinogenic effects on lab animals would suggest that treating mobile phone radiation as 'harmful' by default is not scientific, merely cautious. If we didn't live in such a litigious time, I doubt anyone would care. It's only going to cause paranoia and technophobia in the uneducated to keep labelling Wi-Fi and mobile phone EMR as "potentially harmful".


February 12, 2013, 8:49 pm

It's hardly fair to compare the lack of knowledge of the carcinogenic effects of cigarettes with the myriad studies on Wi-Fi and mobile phone EMR. In 2011, the WHO stated that "To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.". While they admit that the studies are not long-term enough to detect a statistically significant link between the EMR frequencies and cancer, the absence of such effects in lab tests and the complete lack of evidence for other effects on humans suggest that branding such phenomena as 'potentially harmful' is nothing more than a buffer against potential retroactive litigation in the future. In the mean time, people are swindled over it, and "technophobia" and paranoia are promoted by so called cautiousness. http://www.who.int/mediacentre...


February 13, 2013, 12:20 pm

Sounds like a load of cobblers to me. It boosts the signal whilst shielding the user? Without an electrical connection between the case and the ipad aerial how are they claiming to boost the signal? If you have tested their claims, which is kind of the point of a review site, then fair enough, but until then I'm filing this one under 'using sciency language to make spurious claims'.

Please, a review site should take a critical view of claims companies make in their press releases, not just copy and paste them with a couple of sentences added. In fact it looks like only the last sentence was added by 'Trusted' Reviews. I'm really starting to go off this site due to this kind of churnalism.

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