The new science of smartphone protection

How much would you pay to shield your smartphone from accidental drops and bumps? How about $35? That’s the amount you’d need to pay for the latest in smartphone-protection science, based on a recent feature by the New York Times’ Gadgetwise blog.

A new era of protection

The New York Times’ Gadgetwise column just covered the growing science behind protect cases for cell phones. According to the column, the new cases are surprisingly effective, protecting smartphones from the bumps and slams that might otherwise knock them out.


The Gadgetwise column focuses on London’s Tech21. The firm has invented a polymer, named D30 which it injects inside its protective cases. This polymer soaks up and redistributes the force of a fall or bang, protecting the phones they surround.

An investment worth making?

The best news? The cases made by Tech21 are affordable, according to the Times. The company’s Impact Band case costs $30. Its more upscale Impact Mesh costs you $35. That’s very little cash to spend on ensuring serenity.

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