When the word “Pong” is mentioned, chances are the geek community would think of one of the earliest successes in the world of video games, but the Pong which we are talking about this time around has nothing to do with video games. In fact, it is not even software, but hardware-based.
I do know that iPad cases are dime a dozen all over the place, where most of them tend to lean more on the aesthetics instead of concentrating on function, although there are are some companies who churn out the ideal of both form and function. The Pong iPad case is said to be the most advanced of its kind in the world, and this is a claim that certainly needs looking into right after the jump.
Just what makes Pong’s offering come up with a rather self-trumpeting statement? For one, it is said to not only offer protection for your spanking new iPad, but it will also be able to give the 3G/4G and Wi-Fi reception a boost, improving its signal strength in addition to enhancing your download and upload speeds, while increasing its range without sacrificing on the more practical issues of protecting your iPad from knocks, drops and minor scratches.
Not only that, if you have a fear of developing cancer due to being around so many mobile devices these days, the Pong iPad case does its bit by claiming to reduce your exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). Just what is EMR? It is basically a form of microwave energy that mobile devices use to communicate, where the World Health Organization has even classified it as a Class 2B carcinogen.
Pong’s lofty claims are not without any basis or proof, as side-by-side tests performed in independent laboratories certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did show that Pong’s offering allows the iPad to deliver up to a 10X increase in cellular signal strength over any other case; up to a 9X improvement in Wi-Fi reception and download and upload speeds, and a 2X increase in range, over other leading brands; and up to 1.6X greater range than the iPad alone. Not only that, it is shown to reduce users’ exposure to cellular radiation by up to 83% below FCC safety limits, and Wi-Fi radiation exposure by up to 72%.
It will come in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G/4G iPad model options, where prices start from $119.99 upwards.