Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Sleek Case by pong. The Sleek Case is a plastic snap on case for the iPhone 6 with a built-in antenna and radiation reduction.
Pong makes cases for iPhone, iPads and Samsung Galaxy devices. Not your typical case, Pong cases protect you from the radiation emitting from your device. Here’s the run down on Pong:
The Problem: Up to 50% of a cellphone signal can be absorbed by the head and body. Your device emits a signal all the time — even while on standby.
The Solution: Pong cases are built with patented intelligent antenna technology that re-shapes the radio frequency (RF) signal to reduce exposure to radiation while simultaneously optimizing the outbound signal.
The Proof: Third party FCC-certified labs have validated that Pong cases significantly decrease the amount of radiation that can be absorbed your head and body while using your phone or carrying it in your pocket.
The Numbers: Here’s an example of a Pong case at work — the Pong Sleek Case for the iPhone 6 reduces radiation exposure to up to 89% below the industry standard limit and the Rugged Case reduces it by 90%.
The Portfolio: Phone cases come in a variety of colors and in Sleek and Rugged options for $49.99 and $59.99. iPad cases range from $99.99 - $129.99. All cases can be found at PongCase.com.
First, the Sleek Case is your typical high quality snap-on case. It’s stiff plastic that holds the iPhone 6 securely. It has a large cutout for the camera and flash that doesn’t degrade picture quality, unlike many cheaper cases. All phone ports are easily accessible, and will accommodate almost any headphone plug.
As a signal booster, it seems to work very well. The Sleek Case improved latency, upload and download speeds on Verizon’s LTE network. It also picked up a strong, usable signal in some of the problem areas in our home. While there are no specific claims that the case also improves Wi-Fi signals, i also noticed improvements on our home network.
I personally have no way of testing Pong’s claim that the case reduces exposure to phone radiation, though the website states that the claim has been verified by a number of government certification labs, including the FCC (United States), CE (Europe), CA (Canada), and ACA (Australia).
During testing, I dropped my phone twice, once on concrete, and once on macadam. While not intentionally part of the review, I must report there is zero damage to the phone, and only a small scuff on the case. I feel far more confident with this case than the silicone case that it replaced.
All in all, it seems to be a solid product.
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