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Vest Anti-Radiation Case for iPhone 5/5s Review
      #47423 - 12/15/14 08:20 PM

Vest's line of anti-radiation cases purports to decrease up to 89.4% of cell phone radiation. The Anti-Radiation Case (ARC) installs easily thanks to its one-piece construction, and fits perfectly. Once installed, expect to have full and direct access to all the buttons, ports and switches as none of them are covered.



Features and Quality

Cell phone radiation is electromagnetic in the microwave range, and has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as Group 2B. That is, it is possibly carcinogenic. For some perspective, Group 2A is considered probably carcinogenic, and Group 1 is dangerous. To date, no research has yet found a direct link between cell phone use and an increased risk of cancer. However, conspiracy theorists and those reading this while wearing their tinfoil hats will be quick to remind me that with the cell phone industry being what it is, there is clearly an overwhelming incentive not to find a link. Make of this what you will.



Vest's ARC achieves its impressive reduction in cell phone radiation by incorporating "radiation deflecting elements" into its PCB construction. While blocking electromagnetic radiation is a fairly straightforward thing, it usually results in turning your iPhone into an iPod because it needs that radiation to work. Thankfully, the folks at Vest have also incorporated a printed circuit board into the case, which acts as a secondary antenna directed away from your head. The result is no loss in functionality and a massive reduction in radiation being absorbed by your noggin. By the way, Vest's assertions have been tested and approved by the FCC so if you were worried about the veracity of their claims, you can relax.

The case itself consists of a minimalist design. It will provide basic bump/scuff protection, but will provide only minimal drop protection and no protection against water. This is not necessarily a bad thing as phone cases are all about tradeoffs between size and protection. I merely point it out here so you will know what you are getting.



Style

Vest's ARC comes in grey, red, blue, white, pink, and black; so you can protect yourself without sacrificing your sense of style.

Summary

If you are at all concerned about cell phone radiation then this is the case for you. It's been FCC tested for effectiveness, and is reasonably priced. It may not appeal to everybody, however, due to its minimalist design and the current lack of conclusive research on the topic.

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Constructed of radiation absorbing polymers. Features an integrated PCB to act as a secondary antenna directed away from your head.
What's Not: Bump/scuff protection only, with no protection against moisture and minimal drop protection. Research is still inconclusive that cell phone radiation is harmful.
Price: $49.90
Web site: Vest Tech

Reviewed by: Tom Slayton









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