About Pong Research:
PongResearch is a research-driven organization focused on Consumer Environmental Technology.
As the tech industry and media introduce faster and more powerful devices (3G…4G…5G…10G), PongResearch considers technology from the other side – studying the effects of these ever more powerful technologies on You, the User, and your immediate environment. Not THE environment, but YOUR environment.
Ten years ago, Dr. Alfred Wong, while conducting outdoor antenna research on the Aurora Borealis in Alaska, began work with the principles of redirecting cell phone radiation. Now, after years of computer modeling and experimental work, theory becomes reality as Pong introduces the first case for the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS, with new technology addressing the complexity of modern 4-band smartphones.
Have you ever talked on your cell phone for a while and then felt your ear/head and the phone get warm/hot? That’s the antenna on your phone emitting radiation! The Pong case works by using a patented new physics-based “ladder” technology, which utilizes gold as the primary element in the Pong module to essentially pull the radiation up and away from your head. It decreases “hotspot” radiation by 85% and overall phone radiation by 60%. Pong is able to achieve this without sacrificing your signal strength or reception.
All of this is VERY scary stuff for me, especially since I am constantly attached to my iPhone! I am on my phone while nursing, and I sleep with the phone right near my head (see my questions with Dr. Wong at the end of this post). I actually ran into a father at a toy store the other day, who had his head all bandaged up and I could see that he had stitches all around his head. He clearly just had brain surgery, and asked the store for a chair so he could sit down. I didn’t even ask him, but he was standing next to me and started telling me about how he used his cell phone a lot for work, and got a brain tumor! He said DO NOT use your cell phone, and totally freaked me out.
Here’s a look at the inside of the Pong case, where you can see the “ladder”:
Here are some scary FAQ’s from the Pong website:
Brandon loves to talk on the phone with his grandmas, and doesn’t know how to use a bluetooth headset or headphones yet. With the Pong case on, I feel so much better letting him talk on the phone. Read more about Pong’s advice on children and cell phones.
Here are the reasons that children are more susceptible to radiation, according to Pong Research:
1) Children’s skulls are softer, and therefore provide less resistance to radiation.
2) Children’s heads are smaller, placing a larger portion of the brain closer to the source of radiation.
3) Children’s brains are in rapid development, and therefore more susceptible to neurological interference from RF radiation.
In 2008, Dr. Ronald Herberman, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, issued a strong advisory to 3,000 UP faculty and staff stating that children should use cell phones only for emergencies because their brains are still developing.
I had several follow-up questions for Dr. Wong, which he kindly answered. I thought I’d share them all with you. The biggest takeaway for me was that the phones are much safer when you’re just browsing or using apps and are not using the phone feature.
The Pong iPhone case is available in Black or Green at pongresearch.com for $59.99. Through January 31st, they are offering Free Shipping! There is also a Blackberry Curve model available for $49.95 starting in February.
Pong Research would like to offer one lucky babybix blog reader their very own Pong iPhone case for the 3G or 3GS! This is a $60 value!
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