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Pong Unveils World’s Most Advanced iPad Case

June 5, 2012

LEESBURG, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pong Research Corporation, maker of the world’s most technologically advanced iPad and smartphone cases, today introduced its New iPad Case. Pong’s case is the first and only case that not only protects the New iPad but also boosts its 3G/4G and Wi-Fi reception, improves its signal strength and download and upload speeds, and increases its range–while, at the same time, reducing the user’s exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). EMR is a form of microwave energy that mobile devices use to communicate, and that the World Health Organization has classified as a Class 2B carcinogen.

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According to side-by-side tests performed in independent laboratories certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Pong’s New iPad Case enables the iPad to deliver up to a 10X increase in cellular signal strength over any other case; up to a 9X improvement in Wi-Fi reception and download and upload speeds, and a 2X increase in range, over other leading brands; and up to 1.6X greater range than the iPad alone. Additionally, Pong’s New iPad Case reduces users’ exposure to cellular radiation by up to 83% below FCC safety limits, and Wi-Fi radiation exposure by up to 72%. This health and wellness benefit is particularly significant for children who use iPads at home or in school, since recent research indicates that children are more susceptible to the potentially harmful effects of EMR.

The ultimate, high-tech iPad accessory, Pong’s New iPad Case was developed by a team of PhD scientists trained at MIT, Harvard, Princeton and UCLA. Each Pong case embeds a multi-patented antenna system that passively interacts with the electromagnetic fields generated by the iPad’s internal cellular and Wi-Fi antennas, and redirects and optimizes the EMR that might otherwise be absorbed by the device user’s body.

“Most people aren’t aware that, in order to meet FCC safety requirements for radiation exposure, Apple had to build into every 3G/4G iPad a proximity sensor that activates when the iPad senses that it is next to the body,” says Dr. Shannon Kennedy, President and CEO, Pong Research Corporation. “Unfortunately, an iPad can’t differentiate between the human body and a typical iPad case so, if you have your iPad in a standard case, you’ve already tripped the sensor and you’ve reduced the device’s cellular signal strength by as much as ninety percent. Pong’s New iPad Case is the first and only case on the market designed to let the iPad work the way Apple intended it to. The patented Pong design won’t set off the iPad’s proximity sensor and will optimize both cellular and Wi-Fi signals, while still protecting the user from radiation exposure.”

Sleek and modern in design, each case features a protective Lexan polycarbonate back and leather-touch cover designed to fit the New iPad’s precise size, ports, and features. Pong’s patented “origami” style cover can be folded into six convenient, user-friendly configurations and has an automatic wake/sleep function that activates when the cover is opened or closed.

“This is a game changer for the $34 billion smart phone and tablet accessories market,” says Kennedy. “By designing an iPad case that enhances the performance of a device while protecting users from radiation, we’re taking cases to a completely new, more dynamic position within this large and growing market. If you want your iPad to work the way Apple intended it to, and you want to get the most out of your telecommunications dollar, Pong’s New iPad Case is the only case you should ever put on your device.”

Available for both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G/4G iPad models, Pong’s New iPad Case may be purchased at pongresearch.com and amazon.com with prices starting at $119.99.

About Pong

Pong Research is the world’s first and only maker of technologically advanced iPad and smartphone cases that optimize device performance and protect users against cellular and Wi-Fi radiation. Compared to standard iPad and cell phone cases, Pong’s cases have been proven in independent laboratories to improve reception, increase range, extend battery life, accelerate download and upload speeds, and reduce a user’s exposure to electromagnetic radiation by up to 95% below international safety limits. Developed by a team of PhD scientists trained at MIT, Princeton, Harvard and UCLA, all Pong cases are embedded with a multi-patented antenna system that redirects the electromagnetic radiation which would otherwise be absorbed by the user’s head and body. Already shipped to more than 55 countries, Pong cases are easy to put on and take off, come in a rainbow of fashionable colors and styles, work anywhere in the world, and may be purchased at pongresearch.com and amazon.com–with prices for smartphone cases starting at $49.99. For more information, visit www.pongresearch.com

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