ADcase sprouts legs to save your falling Apple iPhone from damage

A new smartphone case called the ADcase (for Active Damping case) can tell when your phone is falling, and will sprout four legs, one on each corner, to give the device a softer landing. Using a battery for the sensor that detects when your handset is losing its fight with gravity, the ADcase measures just 4.9mm thick and will soon be available from the Kickstarter crowd-funding site.

According to the ADcase website, the only models that the case will initially be offered for include:

Back in 2015, Apple applied for a patent on a technology that would detect when your iPhone is falling using the device's accelerometer and sensors. In the case that a drop is detected, four "screen protectors" emerge from each corner of the device to protect it. Sounds pretty similar to the ADcase.

Once ADcase does list on Kickstarter, we should have a better idea about pricing and availability. Check out the ADcase in action by clicking on the video at the top of this article.

source: ADcase (translated)



17. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Does anyone else here drop their phone down onto their bed or sofa when they've finished using it? Yeah, those legs could get annoying fast. Alternatively, everyone just be careful with the expensive piece of electronics they have :D I've been using smart phones for about 7 years and can count the number of serious drops I've done on one finger :P Just be careful out there ;)

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2332; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

excellent for falling onto flat surfaces.. but thats about it

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Just 5 mm lol.

4. deleon629 unregistered

"I'm gonna need to see some receipts..." Maybe I missed it in the translation, but the video doesn't say much about how the device is able to resist doing this "kur-plunk!" thingy in your pocket, purse/bag, or at any given random time the phone is in-use. I'd be pissed if those 'batwings' flanked out at my face mid conversation and hit me in the eye or something...

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm guest the trigger is accelerometer (and maybe gyro) inside the case, once it detect free-fall acceleration it trigger the mechanism. It won't go off when on use, but maybe it could if you use in inside a quick car. Some production car could reach 1G of acceleration at peak.

2. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Smart kid. He'll be making hundreds of thousands soon. Even more if it supposed more popular models like the Note and S series.

3. mpperrusquia

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2018

He'd probably lose money supporting the Note and S series. Those are usually bought at the clearance prices they have after a couple of months, by low income users who can't afford them, who then buy a $5 case on Amazon.

5. deleon629 unregistered

Being a Note 8 owner, I guess I should be mad about that comment, but that would be stupid waste of my energy. Just as sure as the sky is blue and water is wet, the world is gonna worship iPhones and the stock of a used Android device is guaranteed to fall through the floor within 6 months of purchase, no matter how many awards Samsung gets.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And another one showing how stupid he is. How about all those buy one get one free on iPhones.

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6933; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

My LG V30 cost $999...but then again you never see an Android user brag about how much their phones cost lol.

7. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

90% of phones bought in the US are financed (doesn't matter who makes them), does that make everyone doing so a low income user who can't afford them ?

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Oh great another moron on this site

10. lyndon420

Posts: 6933; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Wow. You are so lost within that little bubble of yours. Such a closed off mind...full of self.

14. Alcyone

Posts: 643; Member since: May 10, 2018

Ok...You just made my head hurt.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think your mom buys your ritalin from the expired clearance bin. She probably needs to save money because she spends so much on glass cleaner to get the lick marks off the windows.

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

hahaha! looks silly but I absolutely need this :D

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