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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post

dont you mean criphone?

Dont you mean "CryPhone" biggrin.gif
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So they are trying to patent the stuff they do to make NASCAR safer? Neat, but I don't see it working out for them. It will probably end up being cheaper to replace a phone than the attempt to possibly save it is worth.

...What? NASCAR requires cars to automatically adjust angle before impending impact? There's no compression zones or re-enforce internal structure here... so what do you mean?


Cheaper for who? Consumers would be happier if their phones did not break. With economies of scale, some components to shift weight will eventually be only a few dollalrs per phone.
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Totally wanna see the iParachute deployment they eventually come up with, lol. A little Apple-logo shaped chute deploys as soon as it accelerates over a certain speed. Even works when you throw it across the room!
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I was hoping that the phone would crystallise and announce "MAXIMUM ARMOUR" mid-air and then slam down as hard as it wants without breaking... Instead it sounds like it will grow wings and glide to the floor. I... can't decide whether to be impressed or let down frown.gif
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Totally wanna see the iParachute deployment they eventually come up with, lol. A little Apple-logo shaped chute deploys as soon as it accelerates over a certain speed. Even works when you throw it across the room!

post #15 of 115
So wait... the next iPhone is going to be the size and shape of a small RC airplane and will require refueling after accidental drops and/or car rides?

Because... that's the logical conclusion, instead of just NOT putting glass on every outer-most contact point, and maybe putting the thing in a case that covers more than the very back of the phone?
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inflatable bumpers would be cool, free fall for 1 second and POOF marshmallow iphone
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post #17 of 115
Why don't i just go get the plastic parachute off of my little green army man and attach it to the keychain hole in my case?thumb.gif
post #18 of 115
Why not just make a stronger phone? (or include a hard case for $15 more?)
post #19 of 115
Air canister=single use protection.
Mass shifter=Empty spaces inside the phone=bigger device.
Inertial mass generators=heavier.

I can't see any use for this patent on a mobile phone.

It would make a hell lot more of sense to circumvent the screen with an aluminium bezel that actually goes slightly above the screen.
   
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Dont you mean "CryPhone" biggrin.gif

Well played sir biggrin.gif
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