LONDON, UK. - November 7, 2012 - Pong Research today announces the availability of its new iPhone 5 case that protects users from exposure to the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) given off by the device's cellular antenna, and can strengthen cellular signal strength and can improve battery life.
The sleek and minimalist style of the Pong iPhone 5 case complements the iPhone 5's distinctive thin and light design, and features a soft touch finish for a luxurious feel and comfortable grip.
"The Pong iPhone 5 case features our patented technology that makes it the only case available today that both significantly reduces consumers' exposure to radiation and improves their overall user experience," said Todd DeYoung, CEO, Pong Research. "Other cases can increase users' exposure to EMR by interfering with the iPhone's cellular signal and forcing the device to use more power and consume more battery life to overcome that interference. The Pong case protects users without placing any restrictions on how they use their iPhones to make calls, check emails, surf the Web, take and share pictures and videos, play games and watch movies and TV shows."
All smart phone antennas emit EMR, a form of microwave energy, when transmitting to cell towers. Consumers' heads and bodies can absorb the majority of this radiation while they use their cell phones. The most intense EMR comes from radio frequency waves nearest to the antenna, the radiation's source. While there is no definitive proof that exposure to the EMR emitted by smartphones is harmful to users, in 2011 the World Health Organization, based on findings by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified cell phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans.
Pong rigorously tests its cases in its two internal test labs. All products are tested for SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) and TRP (Total Radiated Power) on all frequencies on which the phone operates worldwide. Two independent labs, CETECOM and RF Exposure Labs, both accredited as Telecommunications Certified Bodies with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and able to issue FCC equipment authorization approvals, verify Pong's internal testing results. CETECOM and RF Exposure Labs regularly perform SAR measurements according to U.S., Canadian, European, and Australian standards for mobile devices.
"The World Health Organization recommends that consumers adopt what it calls the ‘precautionary principle,' and we have developed our line of mobile device cases to help consumers do just that." added DeYoung.
Pricing and Availability
The Pong iPhone 5 case is available from £48 in graphite black, silver, red, metallic purple and metallic green. For more information and to purchase a case, visit www.pongresearch.co.uk.
About Pong Research
Pong Research Corporation is the world's first and only maker of technologically-advanced iPad and smartphone cases that improve device performance and protect users against cellular and Wi-Fi radiation. Independent certified laboratories have proven that Pong's cell phone cases reduce users' exposure to potentially harmful cell phone radiation by up to 95 percent below international safety limits, and can improve reception and extend battery life. And, compared to other cases, Pong's iPad case not only reduces cellular radiation exposure up to this level and Wi-Fi radiation exposure by up to 72 percent but also improves cellular signal strength by 10X, increases range, improves Wi-Fi reception, and accelerates cellular upload speeds. Developed by a team of PhD scientists trained at MIT, Princeton, Harvard and UCLA, all Pong cases are embedded with a multi-patented, ultra-thin flexible printed circuit board antenna that redirects and diffuses the electromagnetic radiation that would otherwise be absorbed by the user's head and body. Now protecting people in more than 100 countries, Pong cases are easy to put on and take off, come in a rainbow of fashionable colors and styles, work anywhere in the world, and may be purchased at pongresearch.com or your local retailer-For more information, visit www.pongresearch.co.uk.