$50 iPhone case boosts Wi-Fi signal by 50%
posted by Nick T. / Mar 05, 2013, 7:15 AM
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.
Yeah, just imagine how you'd look when talking on the phone.
posted on Mar 05, 2013, 7:37 AM 0
Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
No more ridiculous than holding a sgs3 or note I imagine.
posted on Mar 05, 2013, 8:13 AM 2
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.
posted on Mar 05, 2013, 8:17 AM 3
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....
posted on Mar 06, 2013, 12:19 AM 1
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