Smartphone "Airbag"

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    I know that none of you have ever dropped your expensive smartphone, rendering it useless, or at the very least giving you some rough edges to deal with. I have always used a nice case on my phones, but those many times do not protect the screen from breakage, depending on how it lands or what it lands on. Thanks mullet.

    Check out the video.
     
  2. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    Read the title, thought it would be some device for when these retreads walk into a pole.

    Since it isn't...

    Patent Pending ™®©
     
  3. alamox

    alamox Gawd

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    why do ppl try and chose good looking and feeling phones, only to stuff them in ugly cases with cheap plastic feel. even the screen protector, i find the glass alot less slidy and much more sticky, while factory glass is mostly smooth to use and doesn't stick to your fingers.
    yet most ppl degrade their overall experience significantly just to keep the phone out of harms way which 80% of the time doesn't work, it's still shatters or breaks when it falls.
    going back to the video, i would love to see them test it on the stairs, the bouncy effect would make it 10x time worse, with only the corners protected, it practicaly garantees the complete destruction of the screen.
     
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  4. cdabc123

    cdabc123 2[H]4U

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    thats why i bought a cat s60 :p
     
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  5. Lifelite

    Lifelite 2[H]4U

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    In before it activates on a roller coaster and slaps someone in the balls
     
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  6. Sonicks

    Sonicks [H]ard|Gawd

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    This wouldn't help me but it seems like a solid idea.

    The only two times I broke my phone screens was due to throwing it against a wall out of anger.
     
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  7. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Looks like a good idea. But what happens if you have your phone in your front pocket and you sit down too fast? :eek:
     
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  8. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    Because we drop them.
     
  9. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    What if you fall with it in your pocket...
     
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  10. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    It keeps your dumb ass from breaking it. What do you think this is for?
     
  11. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    oh boy, everyone needs FLIR for when the robots attack


    If you ment pants pocket then hope it doesn't engage while it's near your family jewels
     
  12. cdabc123

    cdabc123 2[H]4U

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    the adverage human forehead is 29C the adverage cpu temp is 55C under load. do what you want with this information
     
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  13. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    I meant how strong are the springy-pointy things that shoot out next to your cock bag while in your pocket...
     
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    cock bag?
     
  15. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    Coin purse?

    double-chin.jpg
     
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  16. Dekoth-E-

    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

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    Same thing I said on reddit..MEH..seems like an overly engineered complicated fix for something that has already been solved good enough. Buy an otterbox or a lifeproof or something like that..problem solved. I've dropped my phone more times than I can count, I've kicked it across parking lots, I've broken multiple otterbox and never once my phone. First time those springs fail to deploy this company will get sued.
     
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    I've never purchased one of the 'phone replacement plans' that the carriers try to sell you. But I'd buy one of these cases, and when I did then I would buy a phone replacement plan, because I'd be throwing my phone all over the place.

    Simple minds are easily amused.
     
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  18. velusip

    velusip [H]ard|Gawd

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    A little armymen parachute would have been fine. ;)
     
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    Throw your date on the bed after a date, and her phone was in her bra.......
     
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  20. Uvaman2

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    I don't know about that 80% doesn't work thing... I think my phone would have been broken several times over without a case,... That said i agree, about stuffing phones in cases defeat the purpose of a nice glass back and all that... I guess some day a manufacturer will make phones with cases in mind.. there is a lot they can play with if thay make cases part of their design .
     
  21. Heavens

    Heavens n00b

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    I've dropped my Huawei countless times now and no real damage apart from a few dents in the aluminium.
    Must be really lucky.
     
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    Cool idea but a gimmick. One thing I really like about the active series of s7 phones is they come factory with a built in case. I've dropped it more times than I can count and the phone is fine with no cracks on the screen and only a bit of damage on the edges. They are built really well, first phone that has lasted me years besides the old blackberries. Also does not feel bulky in the hand.
     
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  23. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    I like the idea. I think its good, and it will sell for sure.

    Now to advance it, they just need to add some nano props to the ends of the legs so it can fly back to you
     
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    Yeah.. its very smart but it ain't going nowhere. ( In a case maybe for novelty and fun).. I mean if a they don't want to fatten cellphone with bigger batteries, and headphone jacks...
     
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    Because cats don't give a wooden nickel about stuff!
     

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    AH HAHA O had mental picture when you said this, thanks for that ^.^
     
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    cats certainly are feisty furry things, chuckle watching that img :)
     
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    that reminds me of the MEME that cats are proof the world isnt flat.. cause they would have knocked everything off by now

    LOL
     
  29. The Mad Atheist

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    Actually the world is(not really) flat, it's just stuck to the cat's back so it can't knock stuff off.

    Can't wait til we get a Flat Earther in the White House, would love to see the crazy shit they'll try to push out. lol
     

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    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    And I've dropped every phone I've owned.. Some break due to a lucky hit. Some get lucky and don't break right away...

    Thanks for your anecdote though.
     
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    I was once accused by a much younger coworker, of looking like a nerd because I keep my cellphone in a nice leather holster on my belt. My response was, oh, instead of walking around holding it and staring at it all the time? No response. First phone was a star tac. Second, time port (had that one 10 years). iphone 3gs. Moto X. Every one stayed just as crack free and pristine as the day I bought them. No case needed, especially since I didn't toss it in my pocket with keys and change. Use it, put back in holster.

    Yet, day after day, I see people tossing their phones around and leaving them in places where they will fall onto the floor. No wonder so many of them break. Too many people are simply very careless about their belongings. $500 phone? Take care of the damn thing, already. Treat it like the valuable thing which it is.
     
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  32. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Get out of here with that commonsense of yours!

    Keep mine in holster also and use a case and screen protector.