My name is Christy Phillipps, and I've created a line of stylish device cases that block electromagnetic radiation using the same MIL-SPEC fabrics used by NASA and the US Military. I got the idea in a dream after worrying constantly about my two boys and their incessant exposure to their electronic devices. Just a little over two years ago, the idea for NixRay was born, and more recently, I produced some product prototypes and started crowdfunding!
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RF-blocking devices cases
My name is Christy Phillipps, and I've created a line of
stylish device cases that block electromagnetic radiation using the same
MIL-SPEC fabrics used by NASA and the US Military. I got the idea in a dream
after worrying constantly about my two boys and their incessant exposure to
their electronic devices. Just a little over two years ago, the idea for NixRay
was born, and more recently, I produced some product prototypes and started
It's true that there are similar products available. What sets mine apart are:
The style. I've designed my products to be better looking than anything out there (IMHO of course!) My background is as a seamstress, and I brought my fashion design experience into this new venture.
The fabric. I've partnered with the same supplier that produces MIL-SPEC radio-shielding fabric for official space and military applications. These MIL-SPEC fabrics are proven to work like they are supposed to, unlike many products that skimp on it and only use a lesser strength decibel attenuation, like 30dB. I use three different fabrics ranging 60-95 dB attenuation, and by layering them for different applications, I've achieved much stronger signal-blocking.
The quality. My experience in designing rugged sportswear helped me build a product designed that lasts long and doesn't fall apart.
Thanks for your question, and your well wishes. Cheers!
I got the idea in a dream after worrying constantly about my two boys and their incessant exposure to their electronic devices.
I'm not sure how this will protect your boys?
The best thing you can do to shield from RF is to not use wireless devices. Everything around you is affected when you choose to use a cell phone/ wireless device, including plants, trees, pets and neighbors.
I think it's misleading to think you're any safer by using these products while still continuing to operate a cell phone.
Now if people put their devices in your double sided pouch and just kept them there forever, that would be okay. ;)
What is the point of putting a laptop in a fabric case ? Just turn it off. Same with cell phones.
If you take the device out of the fabric case and use it, how much protection is there ?
If your phone is in a fabric case and you walk or sit around people using their phone and wifi how does that protect you ?
And how does this protect against cell tower radiation 24/7 ?
The only solution is that everybody trows all cell phones away and never uses wireless connections for devices anymore. Until then nobody is safe, and no protection product will help enough.
I doubt this would be a popular a use-case (pardon the pun) for the readers of this forum, but many people do not turn off their laptops - they like to be able to open it and have it ready to go. The laptop blocks the RF that might come from the laptop, and also keeps the laptop offline and unhackable.
Basically, my cases are designed to protect when you're not using your devices, so much as when you're using them. Better than no protection at all right? And they don't do anything for tower radiation. The only way to avoid that is to not ever be close to one, I imagine. Or your more drastic proposal, but of course that is unrealistic for society at large.
That is another misconception and false sense of security, hackers need you to do something for them, like click a link or install something with a trojan horse. A laptop not in use is less prone to be hacked than when someone uses it.
Also i wonder how safe it is to put a ON device generating heat in a case all the time.
Also, did you measure with EMF meters what the protective fabrics emit with a device inside ?
There are strong and weak use cases for hacker protection. Using my cases to protect a laptop from wireless hacking is a very weak one, to be sure, but it can still happen in a variety of circumstances - sometimes people don't even know they've already been hacked. Anyway, the cases are mainly designed for shielding the RF from within than without. I'd rather my self and my sons sleep near a 'sleeping' laptop in its case than 'naked,' that's for sure. If it helps me sleep I'm sure it will help others too.
The stronger anti-hacking use cases are exemplified by the "Faraday pouches" that come with the single-side-lined phone sleeves, and the rear pocket of the hipster/holster. They keep RFID-chipped items like credit cards and new passports totally offline - and yes, I've not only tested with my own EMF meter (my boyfriend is an electrician), the supplier gave me a great demonstration with their own digital meter that was more sensitive (to .001 dB). The science was clearly demonstrated and explained to me by their tech guy. They sell their fabric to the US Army, for example, and they line some of their tents with it to prevent wireless eavesdropping. So my cases are also applicable to counter-espionage, if there's a market for that! NASA uses it too, but my case aren't meant to go into outer space (yet)!
The heat and safety question is valid, and I'd say you shouldn't do anything counterindicated by your device's user manual. But I've tested it on typically cooler macbooks and a Surface Book and found they never get hot inside. And I actually included 'vents' on both corners of the laptop case (which does allow some EMF to leak out if the laptop is jutting up against them, but it's easy to keep it down at the other end when placing it somewhere). The vents are actually part of the design that makes the laptop cases reversible, which is actually my favorite feature of the laptop cases - the inner RF-shielding fabric also happens to provide a highly stable, non-slip grip!
As for the phone pouches, people already wear their phones against their bodies or keep them in purses. My cases offer additional protection in those scenarios, and there is no more risk of overheating than before.