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Phone that saves itself from a fall.


Chronos the 2nd

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Apple filed a patent in the US called the "Protective Mechanism for an Electronic Device.

A number of solutions are proposed to position the phone on landing: the movement of a weighted mass within the device: aeroplane foils that extend out from the surface of the device: and a thrust mechanism such as a small gas-propulsion device. The system would need a sensor to detect when the device was falling and how it is positioned relative to the ground according to the website Appleinsider.com.

Or you could just tie your phone to a cat.lol.

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Quickbeam

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Ah, now this is much easier to understand. It can be proven that if you drop a phone from a great height onto a concrete base, there will be a big bang as it makes contact!

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Aitchbee

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Will there be a 'crash test dummy' small enough to fit inside the phone, I wonder.

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spuds

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This technology wouldn't apply to me or my family and friends. We buy cheap payg phones for less than £20 ;o)

But I did notice a new advert on television the other evening, when someone had 'casually' dropped their mobile in a pile of mud or something, and then commenced to wash the mobile with an hosepipe. I do believe they also 'casually' dropped the same mobile under the wheels of an HGV, with no ill effect?.

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lotvic

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Good grief, they'll be playing basketball with one next - to test the bounce factor.

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Kevscar1

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Just strap it to a parachute with a ripcord around your neck

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Chronos the 2nd

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Or you could just not design the phone such that the rigid aluminium construction transfers most of the energy on impact directly to the large brittle glass front panel.

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Quickbeam

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Or you could combine several natural and human technologies and have an egg shaped phone that transfers the energy of an impact safely to the other side without creating a damaging big bang of any sort.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Don't eggs break when dropped?

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Brumas

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Chronos the 2nd, boiled ones don't ;o}

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lotvic

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I suppose in these hi-tech days, one of these is too simple WristStrap I have a few that I've saved from way back that came with cameras and other items. I think I even had one with my 'Brownie' in the '60s or '70s (they came with the camera foc) can easily be clipped to belt loop if phone/camera is in pocket.

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