Personally, I am not a huge fan of phone cases. I love my phones beautifully and fully exposed. And in 17 years of using about 200 phones, only two have ever been damaged from a fall. But as a consultant to many phone users, I recommend that most people get a phone case to prevent their devices from getting damaged. Most people damage their phones regularly. Which is why a mobile airbag phone case such as the kind we are discussing in this article is exactly what the doctor ordered.
How does it work? Snap it on your smartphone just like many other phone cases and that is all. But while it looks like an many others, our mobile airbag phone case has motion sensors built in and once your phone is in free-fall, it deploys 4 metal springs to break the fall.
It works similar to the way an automobile deploys airbags when a crash happens. Which is why it has been dubbed a mobile airbag. There is no bag. Just springs. But who cares? It works. Your delicious smartphone is safe.
Here is a video of the mobile airbag in demonstration:
This mobile airbag phone case was designed by a German student, Philip Frenzel. He named it AD case, where “AD” stands for “active damping.”
After a fall, just push the metal springs back into their slots on the case and you are good to go again. Go mountain climbing. Feel free to use your phone without fear of a fall. Humpty Dumpty can now have a great fall and not end up with a broken head.
When a phone falls, the screen is often the primary victim. Not even the famous Gorilla Glass has not been able to prevent damages to smartphone screens over the years.
Sometimes, internal damage happens too and the phone registers end of life.
How Soon Will You See The Mobile Airbag Phone Case To Buy?
We are not sure about that yet. Philip has plans to launch a KickStarter project to raise funds for production. What we do suspect is that it will sell like hot cake. Too many a smartphone have met their demise from a fall.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.