Pong Research Corporation applauds the U.S. General Accounting Office’s (GAO) report calling for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its cell phone radiation exposure and testing guidelines. According to the GAO report, the current standards—in place since 1997 (some 4 years before the first smartphones became commercially available)—“may not reflect the latest research,” “may not identify maximum exposure [to radiation] in all possible usage conditions,” and fail to test for use of phones against the body—which “could result in RF energy exposure higher than the FCC limit.” Continue reading “Pong CEO’s response to GAO’s report urging FCC to review cell phone radiation limits”
According to recent reports the anticipated next model of the iPhone will be a completely new design, featuring (potentially) a two-tone back, a relocated headphone jack as well as a smaller connector and redesigned speaker grills. What will it do? We’re still not quite sure, but we’re sure that it will help to redefine the smartphone market.
Continue reading “What will the New iPhone 5 bring?”
Our Pong cases are pretty extraordinary. We offer the only smart phone and iPad cases proven to optimize your 3G/4G & Wi-Fi reception, and reduce exposure to cell phone and Wi-Fi radiation. But that’s not all — see what else our Pong cases can do and what we’ve accomplished worldwide. Continue reading “Less Mobile Phone Radiation and Improved Signal Strength – Making the Case for Pong”
One of the things that makes Pong’s iPad cases stand out is the fact that they provide more protection for your iPad than the original Apple Smart Cover. However, recently Apple announced a new a Smart Case for the new iPad and iPad 2. Does this mean that the Pong iPad case is not longer extraordinary? Hardly. Continue reading “Pong’s New iPad Case v. Apple’s New Smart Case”
We’re all eagerly anticipating the arrival of the iPhone5, but much like any Apple product, advanced details are always sketchy. But that doesn’t stop us from speculating. So what do you think it will be called? The new iPhone? Rumors have been quite adamant that it will not be called the iPhone 5. Continue reading “iPhone 5? New iPhone? What is the next iPhone’s name?”
This summer Pong announced its new Rugged Case. The Pong iPhone 4/4S Rugged case is designed to protect you and your phone wherever you go by reducing exposure to radiation. But it goes above and beyond what our other cases do.
Built on a tough polycarbonate chassis and encased in resilient but hard rubber, the Pong Rugged case provides durable protection and shock absorption, as well as very snug fit for the iPhone 4/4S. It has withstood drop tests of over 8 feet on to rough concrete surfaces and has come out unscathed, with no damage to the case or phone.
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?
Continue reading “How Rugged is Rugged?”
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”
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.