Just in case

You know that smartphone that’s always right within your reach? It emits a certain amount of radiation in order to operate. Studies show that about half of that radiation can be absorbed into your head and body. Instead of waiting around to find out the long term effects of this type of exposure, the folks at Pong Research have developed the Pong Case—a scientifically proven way to redirect radiation away from you. As an added bonus, this redistribution of energy optimizes signal strength resulting in improved reception and battery life. Available for smartphones and tablets, the Pong Case doesn’t just protect people -- the Rugged Case is drop-tested to U.S. military specifications. If you’re going to buy a case to keep your device safe, why not err on the side of caution and select one designed to keep you out of radiation's way.

Pong Research

Radiation Reducing Electronics Cases

Just in case

You know that smartphone that’s always right within your reach? It emits a certain amount of radiation in order to operate. Studies show that about half of that radiation can be absorbed into your head and body. Instead of waiting around to find out the long term effects of this type of exposure, the folks at Pong Research have developed the Pong Case—a scientifically proven way to redirect radiation away from you. As an added bonus, this redistribution of energy optimizes signal strength resulting in improved reception and battery life. Available for smartphones and tablets, the Pong Case doesn’t just protect people -- the Rugged Case is drop-tested to U.S. military specifications. If you’re going to buy a case to keep your device safe, why not err on the side of caution and select one designed to keep you out of radiation's way.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brendon
    Brendon

    Hi Grommet! My name is Brendon Sturgis, Director of Customer Relations for Pong Research Corporation. I lead the customer care team to ensure that you will have an excellent customer experience that includes answering your questions. The Pong case is revolutionary, the first intelligent cell phone case on the market, so naturally you will have lots of questions today. Great! I have answers…shoot

  • Guillermo
    Guillermo
    4/14/2014 12:27 PM

    Good day.

    I was wondering if you were planning on expanding your phone case availability

    I currently have a Motorola Maxx HD, and would defintely buy this for it, if you had it avaialble.

    Thank you

    And best of luck

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/14/2014 12:28 PM

    This is cool! Are you going to make one that fits a Galaxy S3? Gotta love a .99 cent phone - lol.

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:43 PM

    @Karen We do make a case for the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, we only feature the case for Verizon customers only. Each one of our cases is specifically designed to work in direct conjunction with the cell phones battery and antenna source. It is the different placement of these two important parts that differs between cell service providers.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:54 PM

    @Brendon How about the Galaxy S3 Note from Verizon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:58 PM

    @Guest Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note II in Verizon.

    Thank you for your question.

  • DOMINIQUE
    DOMINIQUE
    4/14/2014 1:29 PM

    @Brendon

    Do you have plans for a case for the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5?

    Thank you in advance for your answer.

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    @Brendon

    Any plans for the Sprint Galaxy S3?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:30 PM

    Guillermo,

    Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Motorola Maxx HD. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!

  • Michael
    Michael
    4/14/2014 1:27 PM

    @Brendon I, also, have a Motorola Maxx HD and had contacted Pong Research over a year ago; I know that it's not possible to create a case for every cell phone but I'm a bit dismayed that, even a year later, there is still no plan to accommodate such a popular Verizon phone...

  • Stefanie
    Stefanie
    4/14/2014 12:33 PM

    I love this idea. Any plans to offer a 5c case in the future?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:38 PM

    @Stefanie Thank you for your question. Currently there are no plans to release a case for the iPhone 5C. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones. Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:36 PM

    Noting for those of us with Sprint?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:39 PM

    @Guest Our case for the iPhone 5/5S can be used with the Sprint cell service provider!

    Thanks for your question!

  • Gail
    Gail
    4/14/2014 12:37 PM

    Do you have any plans for a case for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:40 PM

    @Gail We are always looking to expand our product line. Currently, there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

    Thank you for your question!

  • James
    James
    4/14/2014 12:47 PM

    Do you know when you will have a case for the new Galaxy S5?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:00 PM

    @James - As you might know, Pong engineers each case specifically for each device. Quite a bit of research and design goes into optimizing the case for the Samsung Galaxy S V's internal antennae structures, so it’s going to take a little while.

    As we speak, our (affectionately called) nerds are hard at work engineering. Rest assured, we will not let them sleep until they do.

    Thank you for your question!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/14/2014 12:48 PM

    Hi Brendon, does the "shield" act as a deflector and, if so, how does that help with reception and battery life?

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:54 PM

    @Lisa

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:02 PM

    @Guest Unlike shields or deflectors, Pong internal antenna actually work with, not block, your cell phones internal antenna structure. In doing so, not only will you notice an increase in outgoing cell signal, but you will also have the piece of mind knowing that the case is redirecting the energy away from your head and body.

    Thanks for your question!!

  • Edith
    Edith
    4/14/2014 12:50 PM

    Nothing for HTC?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:03 PM

    @Edith Hello Edith and thank you for your question. Currently, there are no plans to release any HTC phone cases. But we appreciate your interest.

    Thanks!

  • traci
    traci
    4/14/2014 12:56 PM

    will you be making a case for the iPhone 4

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:09 PM

    @traci thank you for your question! Currently, we do not produce cases for the iPhone 4.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    4/14/2014 1:11 PM

    Hi Brendon! I'm delighted someone has come out with these covers! We have an iPad 3 that my son uses a fair amount. We don't allow him to hold it on his lap when playing, but would love to buy one of your covers for it. Any chance the Air cover will fit an iPad 3??

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:14 PM

    @Melanie So nice to meet you. Each one of our cases is specifically designed for the device that they encapsulate.

    The best way to find out about this product through Pong Research is to contact The Grommet Customer Service team.

    Thanks for the question!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    4/14/2014 2:34 PM

    Thanks, Brendon. For anyone who is interested in contacting our Customer Service, team this link is the best way to get in touch.

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/14/2014 1:31 PM

    On a technical level what is going on to ... can I say ... redirect the wireless energy/signal away from the user? Are you redirecting the signal/energy and if so how does it work at a high level?

    Thanks!

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/14/2014 1:34 PM

    @Scott I perused your website and read the Wired article, but couldn't find that information.

    Thanks!

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:36 PM

    @Scott - Pong technology works by redistributing a cell phone’s near field electromagnetic field, to reduce the amount of microwave radiation being absorbed by a user’s head and body.

    As well as redirecting radiation away from the user, the Pong case also disperses or spreads the near field, so that even on the back of the phone SAR (for example in your hand) is also reduced.

    Although, the total field intensity of microwave radiation may increase in the direction away from the user, it is not in a focused beam, so the risk to nearby people or body parts is minimal.

    Thanks for the tech question!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 1:40 PM

    What about an LG-E617g?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:44 PM

    @Guest Thank you for your question!!

    Currently there are no plans to release a case for the LG-E617g. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your interest!!

  • Dee
    Dee
    4/14/2014 2:04 PM

    @Brendon

    Do you have a case for the Samsung s4 Mini or will there be one soon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:05 PM

    @Dee Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy S IV Mini. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    4/14/2014 2:15 PM

    Rugged case is drop-tested to U.S. military specifications. What exactly does this mean. If you dropped it the screen won't break, is it waterproof?

    Thanks,

    Brenda

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:25 PM

    @Brenda You are correct, each of our cases is designed to withstand a drop of up to six feet, and have survived an independently certified military drop test to prove as such.

    To pass MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV an iPhone 5 in a Pong Rugged case was dropped from a height on each of its six faces, 12 edges and eight corners, for a total of 26 drops.

    There was no damage or loss of function on the phone. However, cases are not waterproof, so please, no dunking.

    Thanks for the question!!

  • Drew
    Drew
    4/14/2014 4:41 PM

    @Brendon How "rugged" is the regular case?

  • Tommie
    Tommie
    4/14/2014 2:17 PM

    Do you make a Pong case for Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537? The regular Galaxy S4 cases are too small for the Active phones.

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    @Tommie Thank you for this question. Currently, Pong Research is not producing the Samsung Galaxy Active phone.

    We do not suggest placing a case that is not specifically designed for the phone it will be encapsulating.

    Thank you!

  • Linda
    Linda
    4/14/2014 2:26 PM

    Like Scott, I would like to better understand how this device works, especially how much of the total radiation is directed away and what the evidence of that is. thanks!

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:32 PM

    @Linda Thank you for this.

    Embedded within every Pong case is custom engineered Coupled Antenna System (CAS). Every CAS contains a flexible Printed Circuit Board (fPCB) consisting of an array of conductive planar elements on a polyamide substrate.

    The materials are carefully chosen for their electrical properties. Pong’s CAS is precisely engineered in size, shape and relative position unique to the characteristics of your specific mobile device’s internal antenna(s). When a Pong case is placed onto your mobile device, an electric field is established between the Pong CAS and the mobile device’s internal antenna.

    Consequently, the mobile device’s emitted radiation is steered towards the Pong CAS and away from your head and body. Through the judicious placement of the CAS within the Pong case, your mobile device’s radiation is redirected and redistributed which reduces your exposure to the cell phone radiation.

    Please note that we test all of our products in the same independently verified, FCC certified laboratories that the major cell phone companies test in as well.

  • julie
    julie
    4/14/2014 5:34 PM

    It seems that when you're holding the phone to your head, your hand will receive a stronger and more concentrated wave of radiation....possibly causing more radiation damage to your hand. What are the FCC tests of people's hands receiving this extra concentrated dose of emitted radiation?

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    Hello Brendon,

    Pong is a product I need badly. I am one of those rare people who can FEEL the cell signal, which causes ear burning and pain when I use it for more than 3 minutes!

    Your video shows that the Pong slides onto the outside of the phone. How does this provide protection for the hearing side?

    Thank you for your answer. This could be my solution...

    Victoria

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:37 PM

    @Victoria Our cases are designed to work with the cell phones battery and antenna source, both of which are located in the back of the phone. Our case pairs up with your cell phone to decrease your exposure to the cell emissions without the use of additional wires or batteries.

    Our case steers your cell phones emitted energy towards the specifically designed coupled antenna system and away from your head and body.

    Thank you!

  • PAT
    PAT
    4/14/2014 3:39 PM

    Would love to have this for my new galaxy s5 will it be available soon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 3:46 PM

    @PAT So nice to meet you. Each one of our cases is specifically designed for the device that they encapsulate.

    The best way to find out about this product through Pong Research is to contact The Grommet Customer Service team.

    Thanks for the question!

  • lori
    lori
    4/14/2014 7:54 PM

    Hi!

    I use a iPhone5 flip case that has slots for ID, credit cards, etc. Will your Pong case fit into this case so I can still use my flip case?

    I love my flip case because it has a clip that can attach to a chain - so I will never drop my phone or lose it in the recesses of my bag. Perhaps that can be a future offer?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 8:19 PM

    @lori

    Hi Lori,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. Unfortunately, the Pong Case fits snugly onto a naked iPhone 5/s, so it will not fit with your flip case.

    I will certainly pass along the idea, though!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    4/14/2014 8:30 PM

    What a wonderful product is there one for my new phone? Motorola Moto G 4.5" Touchscreen from Boost Mobile?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:45 PM

    @Sharon

    Hi Sharon,

    Unfortunately, Pong Research does not make a case for that model at this time.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 8:43 PM

    Are there plans to release one for the recently released Galaxy S5

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:46 PM

    @Guest

    Hi Guest, I will find out for you.

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:11 AM

    From Brendon:

    "As you might know, Pong engineers each case specifically for each device. Quite a bit of research and design goes into optimizing the case for the Samsung Galaxy S V’s internal antennae structures, so it’s going to take a little while. As we speak, our nerds are hard at work engineering. Rest assured, we will not let them sleep until they do. We will be sure to let you know as soon as it’s announced.

    Thanks,

    Brendon"

  • Jane
    Jane
    4/14/2014 9:16 PM

    Hey, this looks fabulous.

    I really really want to believe it works but am slightly hesitant. Years ago I purchased a dot that fitted over the ear piece of my mobile which was said to reduce radiation.

    On getting it tested it was found to actually increase the radiation because it had to work harder to penetrate the actual dot.

    How have you over come this??

    I practically have my mobile pressed to my ear 8 hours a day and I'd do whatever necessary to lower the risk.

    Cheers

    Jane

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:47 PM

    @Jane

    Hi Jane,

    I've reached out to Brendon for a response. Hang tight!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:13 AM

    From Brendon:

    "As for the shields that you can place onto your phone that supposedly reduce your cell phones radiation. On its website (http://www.ftc.gov/search/site/radiation%20shield) , the FTC specifically warns consumers against "radiation shields" such as the one you had purchased. There's a reason for that.

    Radiation "shields," such as the one you purchased, claim to reduce SAR, but what they really do is reduce the radiated power of your phone in ALL directions. You can do the same thing by putting your phone in a microwave oven. You will reduce radiation exposure, but also your signal. That's because "signal" and "radiation" are basically the same thing. It would be like, for example, claiming to make cars safer by giving them square wheels, so they can't drive as fast. Technically, it may be true, but it's completely counter-productive.

    Of even greater concern is this: Radiation shields such as the ones available similar to the one you had purchased may come with other negative consequences. When a cell tower recognizes a weakened signal such the one these shields create, the tower instructs your phone to output more power to compensate. The result is that, ironically, your exposure to wireless energy could actually increase using shields, and your battery drains faster, too.

    Pong cases works in a totally different manner based on different technology. When you put a Pong case on your phone, it actually takes the wireless energy that would otherwise be wasted and redirects it so it can be used for outbound signal (the signal to the tower). (remember radiation and signal are basically the same thing). In the car metaphor from above, it's more like Pong uses regenerative braking: it protects you in a way that also helps your car allowing the energy that is otherwise wasted to be used for more productive uses. We think that's pretty cool."

  • Micah
    Micah
    4/14/2014 11:34 PM

    Do you have the case for iphone 4?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:14 AM

    Hi Micah,

    Unfortunately, Pong Research does not currently offer a case for the iPhone 4.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Pong Research

Radiation Reducing Electronics Cases

Just in case

You know that smartphone that’s always right within your reach? It emits a certain amount of radiation in order to operate. Studies show that about half of that radiation can be absorbed into your head and body.

Instead of waiting around to find out the long term effects of this type of exposure, the folks at Pong Research have
developed the Pong Case—a scientifically proven way to redirect radiation away from you. As an added bonus, this redistribution of energy optimizes signal strength resulting in improved reception and battery life.

Available for smartphones and tablets, the Pong Case doesn’t just protect people -- the Rugged Case is drop-tested to U.S. military specifications.

If you’re going to buy a case to keep your device safe, why not err on the side of caution and select one designed to keep you out of radiation's way.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brendon
    Brendon

    Hi Grommet! My name is Brendon Sturgis, Director of Customer Relations for Pong Research Corporation. I lead the customer care team to ensure that you will have an excellent customer experience that includes answering your questions. The Pong case is revolutionary, the first intelligent cell phone case on the market, so naturally you will have lots of questions today. Great! I have answers…shoot

  • Guillermo
    Guillermo
    4/14/2014 12:27 PM

    Good day.

    I was wondering if you were planning on expanding your phone case availability

    I currently have a Motorola Maxx HD, and would defintely buy this for it, if you had it avaialble.

    Thank you

    And best of luck

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/14/2014 12:28 PM

    This is cool! Are you going to make one that fits a Galaxy S3? Gotta love a .99 cent phone - lol.

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:43 PM

    @Karen We do make a case for the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, we only feature the case for Verizon customers only. Each one of our cases is specifically designed to work in direct conjunction with the cell phones battery and antenna source. It is the different placement of these two important parts that differs between cell service providers.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:54 PM

    @Brendon How about the Galaxy S3 Note from Verizon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:58 PM

    @Guest Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note II in Verizon.

    Thank you for your question.

  • DOMINIQUE
    DOMINIQUE
    4/14/2014 1:29 PM

    @Brendon

    Do you have plans for a case for the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5?

    Thank you in advance for your answer.

  • Karen
    Karen
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    @Brendon

    Any plans for the Sprint Galaxy S3?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:30 PM

    Guillermo,

    Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Motorola Maxx HD. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!

  • Michael
    Michael
    4/14/2014 1:27 PM

    @Brendon I, also, have a Motorola Maxx HD and had contacted Pong Research over a year ago; I know that it's not possible to create a case for every cell phone but I'm a bit dismayed that, even a year later, there is still no plan to accommodate such a popular Verizon phone...

  • Stefanie
    Stefanie
    4/14/2014 12:33 PM

    I love this idea. Any plans to offer a 5c case in the future?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:38 PM

    @Stefanie Thank you for your question. Currently there are no plans to release a case for the iPhone 5C. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones. Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:36 PM

    Noting for those of us with Sprint?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:39 PM

    @Guest Our case for the iPhone 5/5S can be used with the Sprint cell service provider!

    Thanks for your question!

  • Gail
    Gail
    4/14/2014 12:37 PM

    Do you have any plans for a case for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 12:40 PM

    @Gail We are always looking to expand our product line. Currently, there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

    Thank you for your question!

  • James
    James
    4/14/2014 12:47 PM

    Do you know when you will have a case for the new Galaxy S5?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:00 PM

    @James - As you might know, Pong engineers each case specifically for each device. Quite a bit of research and design goes into optimizing the case for the Samsung Galaxy S V's internal antennae structures, so it’s going to take a little while.

    As we speak, our (affectionately called) nerds are hard at work engineering. Rest assured, we will not let them sleep until they do.

    Thank you for your question!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    4/14/2014 12:48 PM

    Hi Brendon, does the "shield" act as a deflector and, if so, how does that help with reception and battery life?

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 12:54 PM

    @Lisa

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:02 PM

    @Guest Unlike shields or deflectors, Pong internal antenna actually work with, not block, your cell phones internal antenna structure. In doing so, not only will you notice an increase in outgoing cell signal, but you will also have the piece of mind knowing that the case is redirecting the energy away from your head and body.

    Thanks for your question!!

  • Edith
    Edith
    4/14/2014 12:50 PM

    Nothing for HTC?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:03 PM

    @Edith Hello Edith and thank you for your question. Currently, there are no plans to release any HTC phone cases. But we appreciate your interest.

    Thanks!

  • traci
    traci
    4/14/2014 12:56 PM

    will you be making a case for the iPhone 4

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:09 PM

    @traci thank you for your question! Currently, we do not produce cases for the iPhone 4.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    4/14/2014 1:11 PM

    Hi Brendon! I'm delighted someone has come out with these covers! We have an iPad 3 that my son uses a fair amount. We don't allow him to hold it on his lap when playing, but would love to buy one of your covers for it. Any chance the Air cover will fit an iPad 3??

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:14 PM

    @Melanie So nice to meet you. Each one of our cases is specifically designed for the device that they encapsulate.

    The best way to find out about this product through Pong Research is to contact The Grommet Customer Service team.

    Thanks for the question!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    4/14/2014 2:34 PM

    Thanks, Brendon. For anyone who is interested in contacting our Customer Service, team this link is the best way to get in touch.

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/14/2014 1:31 PM

    On a technical level what is going on to ... can I say ... redirect the wireless energy/signal away from the user? Are you redirecting the signal/energy and if so how does it work at a high level?

    Thanks!

  • Scott
    Scott
    4/14/2014 1:34 PM

    @Scott I perused your website and read the Wired article, but couldn't find that information.

    Thanks!

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:36 PM

    @Scott - Pong technology works by redistributing a cell phone’s near field electromagnetic field, to reduce the amount of microwave radiation being absorbed by a user’s head and body.

    As well as redirecting radiation away from the user, the Pong case also disperses or spreads the near field, so that even on the back of the phone SAR (for example in your hand) is also reduced.

    Although, the total field intensity of microwave radiation may increase in the direction away from the user, it is not in a focused beam, so the risk to nearby people or body parts is minimal.

    Thanks for the tech question!

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 1:40 PM

    What about an LG-E617g?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 1:44 PM

    @Guest Thank you for your question!!

    Currently there are no plans to release a case for the LG-E617g. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your interest!!

  • Dee
    Dee
    4/14/2014 2:04 PM

    @Brendon

    Do you have a case for the Samsung s4 Mini or will there be one soon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:05 PM

    @Dee Currently there are no plans to release a case for the Samsung Galaxy S IV Mini. Please note that our intent is to make devices for all cell phones.

    Unfortunately because of the engineering that is involved, paired with the popularity of certain phones makes this decision quite complicated.

    Thank you for your question!!

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    4/14/2014 2:15 PM

    Rugged case is drop-tested to U.S. military specifications. What exactly does this mean. If you dropped it the screen won't break, is it waterproof?

    Thanks,

    Brenda

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:25 PM

    @Brenda You are correct, each of our cases is designed to withstand a drop of up to six feet, and have survived an independently certified military drop test to prove as such.

    To pass MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure IV an iPhone 5 in a Pong Rugged case was dropped from a height on each of its six faces, 12 edges and eight corners, for a total of 26 drops.

    There was no damage or loss of function on the phone. However, cases are not waterproof, so please, no dunking.

    Thanks for the question!!

  • Drew
    Drew
    4/14/2014 4:41 PM

    @Brendon How "rugged" is the regular case?

  • Tommie
    Tommie
    4/14/2014 2:17 PM

    Do you make a Pong case for Samsung Galaxy Active SGH-I537? The regular Galaxy S4 cases are too small for the Active phones.

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    @Tommie Thank you for this question. Currently, Pong Research is not producing the Samsung Galaxy Active phone.

    We do not suggest placing a case that is not specifically designed for the phone it will be encapsulating.

    Thank you!

  • Linda
    Linda
    4/14/2014 2:26 PM

    Like Scott, I would like to better understand how this device works, especially how much of the total radiation is directed away and what the evidence of that is. thanks!

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:32 PM

    @Linda Thank you for this.

    Embedded within every Pong case is custom engineered Coupled Antenna System (CAS). Every CAS contains a flexible Printed Circuit Board (fPCB) consisting of an array of conductive planar elements on a polyamide substrate.

    The materials are carefully chosen for their electrical properties. Pong’s CAS is precisely engineered in size, shape and relative position unique to the characteristics of your specific mobile device’s internal antenna(s). When a Pong case is placed onto your mobile device, an electric field is established between the Pong CAS and the mobile device’s internal antenna.

    Consequently, the mobile device’s emitted radiation is steered towards the Pong CAS and away from your head and body. Through the judicious placement of the CAS within the Pong case, your mobile device’s radiation is redirected and redistributed which reduces your exposure to the cell phone radiation.

    Please note that we test all of our products in the same independently verified, FCC certified laboratories that the major cell phone companies test in as well.

  • julie
    julie
    4/14/2014 5:34 PM

    It seems that when you're holding the phone to your head, your hand will receive a stronger and more concentrated wave of radiation....possibly causing more radiation damage to your hand. What are the FCC tests of people's hands receiving this extra concentrated dose of emitted radiation?

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    4/14/2014 2:27 PM

    Hello Brendon,

    Pong is a product I need badly. I am one of those rare people who can FEEL the cell signal, which causes ear burning and pain when I use it for more than 3 minutes!

    Your video shows that the Pong slides onto the outside of the phone. How does this provide protection for the hearing side?

    Thank you for your answer. This could be my solution...

    Victoria

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 2:37 PM

    @Victoria Our cases are designed to work with the cell phones battery and antenna source, both of which are located in the back of the phone. Our case pairs up with your cell phone to decrease your exposure to the cell emissions without the use of additional wires or batteries.

    Our case steers your cell phones emitted energy towards the specifically designed coupled antenna system and away from your head and body.

    Thank you!

  • PAT
    PAT
    4/14/2014 3:39 PM

    Would love to have this for my new galaxy s5 will it be available soon?

  • Brendon
    Brendon – Special Guest
    4/14/2014 3:46 PM

    @PAT So nice to meet you. Each one of our cases is specifically designed for the device that they encapsulate.

    The best way to find out about this product through Pong Research is to contact The Grommet Customer Service team.

    Thanks for the question!

  • lori
    lori
    4/14/2014 7:54 PM

    Hi!

    I use a iPhone5 flip case that has slots for ID, credit cards, etc. Will your Pong case fit into this case so I can still use my flip case?

    I love my flip case because it has a clip that can attach to a chain - so I will never drop my phone or lose it in the recesses of my bag. Perhaps that can be a future offer?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 8:19 PM

    @lori

    Hi Lori,

    Aaron from The Grommet here. Unfortunately, the Pong Case fits snugly onto a naked iPhone 5/s, so it will not fit with your flip case.

    I will certainly pass along the idea, though!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    4/14/2014 8:30 PM

    What a wonderful product is there one for my new phone? Motorola Moto G 4.5" Touchscreen from Boost Mobile?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:45 PM

    @Sharon

    Hi Sharon,

    Unfortunately, Pong Research does not make a case for that model at this time.

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/14/2014 8:43 PM

    Are there plans to release one for the recently released Galaxy S5

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:46 PM

    @Guest

    Hi Guest, I will find out for you.

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:11 AM

    From Brendon:

    "As you might know, Pong engineers each case specifically for each device. Quite a bit of research and design goes into optimizing the case for the Samsung Galaxy S V’s internal antennae structures, so it’s going to take a little while. As we speak, our nerds are hard at work engineering. Rest assured, we will not let them sleep until they do. We will be sure to let you know as soon as it’s announced.

    Thanks,

    Brendon"

  • Jane
    Jane
    4/14/2014 9:16 PM

    Hey, this looks fabulous.

    I really really want to believe it works but am slightly hesitant. Years ago I purchased a dot that fitted over the ear piece of my mobile which was said to reduce radiation.

    On getting it tested it was found to actually increase the radiation because it had to work harder to penetrate the actual dot.

    How have you over come this??

    I practically have my mobile pressed to my ear 8 hours a day and I'd do whatever necessary to lower the risk.

    Cheers

    Jane

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/14/2014 10:47 PM

    @Jane

    Hi Jane,

    I've reached out to Brendon for a response. Hang tight!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:13 AM

    From Brendon:

    "As for the shields that you can place onto your phone that supposedly reduce your cell phones radiation. On its website (http://www.ftc.gov/search/site/radiation%20shield) , the FTC specifically warns consumers against "radiation shields" such as the one you had purchased. There's a reason for that.

    Radiation "shields," such as the one you purchased, claim to reduce SAR, but what they really do is reduce the radiated power of your phone in ALL directions. You can do the same thing by putting your phone in a microwave oven. You will reduce radiation exposure, but also your signal. That's because "signal" and "radiation" are basically the same thing. It would be like, for example, claiming to make cars safer by giving them square wheels, so they can't drive as fast. Technically, it may be true, but it's completely counter-productive.

    Of even greater concern is this: Radiation shields such as the ones available similar to the one you had purchased may come with other negative consequences. When a cell tower recognizes a weakened signal such the one these shields create, the tower instructs your phone to output more power to compensate. The result is that, ironically, your exposure to wireless energy could actually increase using shields, and your battery drains faster, too.

    Pong cases works in a totally different manner based on different technology. When you put a Pong case on your phone, it actually takes the wireless energy that would otherwise be wasted and redirects it so it can be used for outbound signal (the signal to the tower). (remember radiation and signal are basically the same thing). In the car metaphor from above, it's more like Pong uses regenerative braking: it protects you in a way that also helps your car allowing the energy that is otherwise wasted to be used for more productive uses. We think that's pretty cool."

  • Micah
    Micah
    4/14/2014 11:34 PM

    Do you have the case for iphone 4?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    4/15/2014 9:14 AM

    Hi Micah,

    Unfortunately, Pong Research does not currently offer a case for the iPhone 4.

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