Telephone case. Telephone sleeve…Thermal capsule?
The product descriptions for Phoozy embrace a number of names for his or her patented method to holding sensible telephones protected from the weather. When the corporate’s two founders appeared on Shark Tank final 12 months to current their NASA-inspired telephone instances, the judges (sorry, that’s “sharks” within the present’s parlance) have been initially skeptical.
However finally, two of them — Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec — agreed to put money into the corporate.
So what makes the instances particular? Nicely, as any outdoorsy particular person with a wise telephone can attest, the units don’t maintain up properly in opposition to 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 % of photo voltaic radiation. However that’s not all. The case really sends these warmth waves “again into house,” based on the web site’s zealous advertising and marketing copy. The sleeve — additionally referred to as a capsule, bear in mind — insulates the machine from chilly, floats when dropped in water and supplies “military-grade drop safety.” (If you happen to’re questioning whether or not navy drop checks really imply something, it’s seemingly they don’t, based on Digital Traits.)
In chilly temperatures, the Phoozy’s insulating supplies declare to increase battery life by 4 instances in comparison with a standard case. (As somebody whose telephone at all times dies within the mountains after only a few hours, I can attest to this drawback.)
The instances, which do appear to be sleeves, are available in 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 laborious 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 definitely seize the House Age aesthetic (whereas additionally channeling a little bit of Versace).
With out some hands-on testing, it’s laborious to say how properly the instances really maintain as much as the solar. That being stated, it’s in all probability extra safety than the one-third of Individuals who nonetheless keep away from sunscreen.
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