Cellphone case. Cellphone sleeve…Thermal capsule?
The product descriptions for Phoozy embody a number of names for his or her patented strategy to protecting sensible telephones secure from the weather. When the corporate’s two founders appeared on Shark Tank final 12 months to current their NASA-inspired cellphone instances, the judges (sorry, that’s “sharks” within the present’s parlance) had been initially skeptical.
However finally, two of them — Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec — agreed to spend money on the corporate.
So what makes the instances particular? Effectively, as any outdoorsy individual with a wise cellphone can attest, the units don’t maintain up properly towards excessive temperatures. So Phoozy instances use supplies “tailored from these designed by NASA to guard astronauts within the excessive temperatures of house,” the web site claims.
They name their tech a Chromium Thermal Barrier (patent pending, people) and declare it displays greater than 90 p.c of photo voltaic radiation. However that’s not all. The case really sends these warmth waves “again into house,” in keeping with the web site’s zealous advertising and marketing copy. The sleeve — additionally known as a capsule, keep in mind — insulates the system from chilly, floats when dropped in water and offers “military-grade drop safety.” (When you’re questioning whether or not navy drop exams really imply something, it’s doubtless they don’t, in keeping with Digital Traits.)
In chilly temperatures, the Phoozy’s insulating supplies declare to increase battery life by 4 occasions in comparison with a standard case. (As somebody whose cellphone all the time dies within the mountains after just some hours, I can attest to this drawback.)
The instances, which do seem like sleeves, are available a number of colours, together with seafoam inexperienced, cosmic black, and pink-accented camo. With the Apollo and Apollo II, seemingly the corporate’s flagship merchandise, it’s exhausting to not discover the silver and gold variations. For $40 MSRP, the Apollo II + Antimicrobial sports activities a spacesuit-like texture and reflective metallic colours that actually seize the House Age aesthetic (whereas additionally channeling a little bit of Versace).
With out some hands-on testing, it’s exhausting to say how properly the instances really maintain as much as the solar. That being mentioned, it’s in all probability extra safety than the one-third of People who nonetheless keep away from sunscreen.
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