Review: Pong case to reduce cell phone radiation
In yesterday’s post, I talked about my awakening to the real and present dangers of radiation from cell phones as well as from other wireless technologies.
Until a few months ago, I hadn’t thought much about the subject. Then I received an email asking if I’d like to learn about the Pong case, a way to protect people from radiation exposure and ensure we’re getting the most power possible from our cell phone or iPad.
I’d heard in the past that other inventions were supposed to do the same thing, but didn’t, so I was fairly skeptical. And besides, I wasn’t convinced there was really a problem with cell phone radiation.
Then I heard the author of Disconnect, Devra Davis, speaking on NPR.
The pieces began to fall into place.
I started to look more seriously into the topic and in particular, the Pong case solution. The more I read, the more intrigued I became, so I asked to have an iPad Pong case sent for review.
I own the original version of the iPad (thanks to my stepdad who upgraded), which is 13.4mm thick compared to the iPad2′s 8.8mm. But because I rarely carry it unless in a small briefcase, I don’t mind adding weight to it. But even if I did, the Pong case weighs in at an almost negligible (to me), 6 oz.
I like the curved back of the Pong case and also it’s “feel.” Being an admitted drop-a-holic, having a case with a slightly “sticky” feel like the Pong is helpful.
There’s nothing to putting the case on. The iPad slips easily in, securely held by four unobtrusive corner anchors.
The only downside for me is that I can no longer use the red leather case that came with my stepdad’s gift because with the Pong added, the case is too small.
But the Pong case, silver on the inside, black on the outside, while very thin, definitely offers protection to the back of the iPad. (Although I’m not counting on it to totally protect the iPad should I drop it.)
But hidden inside is the ability to dramatically reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) while keeping the best performance intact. Pong is the first patented solution approved by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to do so.
The Pong case’s patented antenna technology spreads and redistributes the electromagnetic radiation, lowering the SAR by up to 82% below the FCC limits.
If you’re they type who needs to know not just that something works, but how, you’ll want to read this information. I did and actually it’s pretty interesting, even for a non-scientist type.
The bottom line for me is that taken in conjunction with the suggestions in the book, Disconnect that I discussed earlier this week, the Pong case goes a long way toward helping me feel safer using my iPad.
Check out the Pong case and tomorrow read the interview post with Pong Research’s CEO, Shannon Kennedy for more information and background on this revolutionary product.
Note: I received a Pong iPad case at no cost for the purposes of this review. Please read our Disclosure Policy for more information.
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, and founders of Green Halloween®.