How Rugged is Rugged?

In addition to protecting yourself from cell phone radiation, protecting your phone is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing your cell phone case, which is why we’re often asked “how rugged is the Pong Rugged case?”.

For starters, it’s built on a strong, yet flexible polycarbonate chassis and is encased in resilient and tough rubber-like TPU, that provides durable protection and shock absorption. It has survived drop tests of over 8 feet onto a rough concrete surface with no damage to the case or phone.

But perhaps most impressively, Pong’s Rugged cases have been independently certified to exceed the U.S. Military Standard Drop Test (MIL-STD-810G; Method 516.6). But what does that mean, exactly?
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The Technology behind Pong’s new iPhone 5 case

On Wednesday, Apple announced the new iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5 is not only thinner, longer and lighter than previous iPhones, but also incorporates an entirely new antenna structure.  Because Apple did not release technical specifications for the iPhone 5 before it launched, Pong’s scientists have just begun to analyze its antenna characteristics and radiation patterns. Pong’s engineers team will then design a proprietary Coupled Antenna System and the related elements necessary to reduce users’  radiation exposure while at the same time optimizing the iPhone 5’s signal strength. Continue reading “The Technology behind Pong’s new iPhone 5 case”

How To Find The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Of A Cell Phone

In India, mobile users are being asked to check the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) value of the mobile handset before purchasing it. (All mobile devices emit radio frequency (RF) radiation when transmitting wireless signals. A mobile device’s SAR rating is used to estimate the amount of RF radiation absorbed by a user’s head and body when using the device.)

The Indian request comes on the heels of new mobile radiation standards that went into effect at the beginning of September. The standards issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are designed to cut down on radiation levels in the interest of public health. To reduce their RF energy absorption while using handsets, consumers will only be allowed to use designs that have a SAR value. According to the new rules, the SAR value has been reduced to 1.6 watts per kilogram averaged over 1 gram—down from the previous 2.0 watts per kilogram averaged over 10 grams—of body tissue.

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