$50 iPhone case boosts Wi-Fi signal by 50%

Having a protective iPhone case is a great idea, but having a protective iPhone case that also adds some kind of extra functionality is even wiser. One such case is the new Linkase, made by a company called Absolute. The neat thing about it is that it can boost the smartphone's Wi-Fi signal reception, thus making sure you have a fast, solid connection to Wi-Fi networks.

The magic lies in the electro magnetic waveguide (EMW) module, which resonates with the iPhone's Wi-Fi antenna when extended. According to the accessory's maker, that will boost Wi-Fi reception by up to 50%. 

Unfortunately, the Linkase is not available at the moment, but it should launch within a month or two. The accessory will retail for about $50 and will come in 5 different colors.


source: Absolute via SlashGear

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9 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Good looks like iPhone needs them badly :D

2. 3SM.. unregistered

Yeah, just imagine how you'd look when talking on the phone.

4. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No more ridiculous than holding a sgs3 or note I imagine.

5. 3SM.. unregistered

Well if you're going to say the SGS3, you might as well include the Droid DNA, HTC One, Nexus 4, Lumia 920, etc., but I can agree with you one the Note. I use to own the Note 2 and it was quite odd holding that phone to my ear. I would mostly talk on it using my earphones.

3. Topcat488

Posts: 1412; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Most Apple fans would rather keep their Apple logo... With this you couldn't tell if there was a HTC One, BB Z10, or a Goo phone5, hiding behind that plastic.

6. NiCE2012

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

keyword "up" to 50%

7. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and boost weight by ......ow they didnt mentioned the cons well i guess it must be over 180grams now

8. Tux_Alan

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

This is a great concept for people who live ine remote or poorly coverd areas though... not everyone lives in a city....

10. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

like me i dont live in the city and am just on the verge of coverage so would come in handy if i wanted to send out texts.....however i dont own an ifake

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