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Pong Galaxy Nexus Case Claims it Can Boost Signal Strength and Optimize Battery Life for $59

Yep, you read that title right. A new Galaxy Nexus case made by Pong Research is available now for $59.99. Steep, right? Well, the price is apparently justified because Pong claims that this case will optimize your signal strength, optimize battery life, and protect your head and body from exposure to radiation. They are calling it the most “technologically advanced” smartphone case around:

  • Optimizes your signal strength of the Galaxy Nexus – unlike other cases, the Pong case helps with your connectivity
  • Optimizes your battery life of the Galaxy Nexus – with improved connectivity comes better battery life
  • Protects you from exposure to radiation by redirecting cellular radiation away from your head and body

It comes in a soft touch finish, “which is easy to grip and elegant in design.” There are versions for both the LTE and GSM G-Nex. Any takers at $60?

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/563YQPMMEQWQ5WIVOTPEG5EI6M Tejas

    PONG GALAXY NEXUS UNLOCKED CASE REVIEW —> I live outside the Washington DC Suburbs. I performed several signal tests with and without case on. All test was performed on T-mobile Network, under exact same circumstances. My test is not an individual test, this review is posted after 10 tests with case and 10 tests without case. My house is at the sweet spot, where I get consistent (-107dBm,12% HSPA+, ASU:3) signal strength unless I touch phone (Then it drops).

    WITHOUT CASE —> 10 tests on same spot without touching phone with phone face up, SIGNAL STREGTH WAS (-107dBm,11-12% HSPA+, ASU:3).

    WITH CASE ——> 10 tests on same spot without touching phone with phone face up, SIGNAL STREGTH WAS (-113dBm to -111dBm, 4-8% HSPA+, ASU:1-2)

    *******WITH CASE ON my phone never crossed 8% or -111dBm signal strength. In addition, (Most of the time) it actually dropped out of HSPA+ network, and were stuck in to EDGE/2G network mode.*******

    I also ran Network Speed tests using (Speed Test App) with and without case under same environment.

    WITHOUT CASE —> Find Server (10/10 times) within 10 Seconds Every time & Avg. Download Speed was 450kbps +/-50kbps. Avg. Upload Speed 200kbps+/-30kbps.Ping 400-1600.

    WITH Case ——> Often Fail to Find Server (5/10) & Often Came with Error after 2 minutes (Cannot find server). It did find server 3/10 times, but in the middle of test signal dropped out, and I ended up having an error(Network Communication Error). However 2/10 it did finish test (After 1+ minutes to find Server) with Download Speed 89 & 120 kbps, Upload Speed 32 & 41 kbps. IT DIDN’T EVEN FINISH NETWORK TEST ON 2G/EDGE NETWORK.

    CASE it self have very nice finish and looks really nice, soft touch finish also gives nice grip. My conclusion is don’t waste your money, I will be returning my case. INSTEAD OF HELPING WITH SIGNAL, I ACTUALLY INTERFERE WITH SIGNAL, IT TAKES LOT LONGER TO FIND SIGNAL, and SIGNAL STRENGTH IS NOT AS GOOD AS PLAIN PHONE ALONE. IT KEEPS DROPPING OUT FROM HSPA+, and into 2G Network mode. In addition, in my 7 days of usage, I have not see any battery improvement made by case.

    I HAVE NOT TESTED PONG CASE ON VERIZON OR SPRING NETWORK. SINCE ATT and TMOBILE HAVE SAME NETWORK, YOU SHOULD EXPECT SIMILAR RESULTS. THANK YOU. I WILL TEST THIS CASE FOR 1 MORE WEEK, AND IF I DON’T SEE ANY OTHER DIFFERENCE OR IMPROVEMENT OR DIFFICULTIES I WILL UPDATE MY REVIEW.

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Looks kinda badass… Wonder if it would help with my migraines :p

  • DroidGuest

    Hey guys. I just found this articile on cnet.  It appears that the case does do something
    http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20105781-85/a-cell-phone-case-for-reducing-cell-phone-radiation/?tag=txt;title

  • Kevin

    Protects you from radiation? You mean the absolutely harmless radio waves that cell phones use, which are less dangerous than microwaves, which in turn are even less dangerous than visible light?

  • tonysam1

    This manufacturer is mistaking us for iPhone users – we are not gullible and know that $60 dollars for their plastic case will not help connectivity and improve battery life. They should take their ridiculous claims for the easily swayed iOS crowd.
      

  • http://www.haiensheng.com/#cid-discus Eric Hansen

    I wanna see some Droid-life tests on these claims!

  • http://www.inerdtia.com/ inerdtia

    The fine print says “If you notice a loss of cell signal from using your Pong case, simply return the case to us within 30 days of receipt and Pong will refund your purchase price. No questions asked.”… quite tempting to give it a spin for 30 days, huh?

  • sway40

    If they claim this and it doesnt net results they claim, i see lawsuits in the future.

  • Guest

    Notice, once again, droid-life doesn’t lift a finger to check if any of those (false) claims are real.  Instead, they just publish anything.
    Great reporting and/or journalism, guys. 

    • Bodhiballer

      I fault your reading comprehension, the post is actually dripping with skepticism.  

    • Smedrick

      They actually Tweeted a picture of the cover they received. I’m assuming they’re spending some time testing it out to be sure of any claims they make.

  • smellyfeet

    does it make your dick bigger too?

    • BTLS

       will it make my girlfriend less of a whore?

  • smellyfeet

     nice snake oil claims.  what kind of moron would believe all this crap??

    • tonysam1

      an iPhone user

  • David Verba

    To anyone who buys this – I have a GREAT good deal for you on a bridge in NY….

  • ANDROIDPHANDROID

    what a load of crap.. ever see the signal extenders you put in your battery compartment on your phone? yah thoes don’t work either

  • Palmer Nyako

    Would rather an otter-box case
    x_x

  • rocketdaddy

    If it comes with a tinfoil hat I’ll take two please.

  • Joe Buck

    Well if its works, im up for anything that makes this pos better

    • La2da

      Talking about yourself again Joe? You little POS, you…

      • Joe Buck

        Is that any way to talk to a fine looking man like myself ?

  • Radgatt

    Well Kellex, time for you to get this one and do a review to let us know if it really works lol

  • Harryeballs1234

    Now if it would fix the call quality, data connectivity, protect the non gorilla glass screen, crappy plastic case and add an SD slot, I’d be all in on this one…..