June 29, 2007
Liquid cellphone cushion (patent)
Japanese electronics company Sony has come up with a clever new way to protect cell phones from breaking. [via New Scientist]
"Sony has filed a patent where the phone's electronics could be housed within a water-tight casing, which is itself placed within a second container filled with liquid, but punctured with numerous holes.
Drop the phone and, on impact, the inner compartment would push against the liquid, squeezing it through the holes into an outer chamber. The process reduces the force of impact, helping to protect the electronics inside, and increasing the chances your phone's functions will survive the fall."
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