Pong iPad Mini Case and Cover Review

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Posted March 22, 2013 by Tomi in
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Rating

Design
8.0


Usability
8.0


Performance
8.0


Price
7.5


Total Score
7.9


Weight: See Video
 
Height: See Video
 
Battery Included: See Video
 
In the Box: See Video
 
 
 
 
 

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Great design, very smart, saves battery life and improves signal
 

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Expensive
 

iPad mini comes in varieties of WiFi only version or the WiFi with 4G capabilities; sometimes the signal strength is not that good even when you are right next to your router or a mast.  The other issue that has been in research for a long time is how radiation is emitted by the users [...]

by Tomi
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iPad mini comes in varieties of WiFi only version or the WiFi with 4G capabilities; sometimes the signal strength is not that good even when you are right next to your router or a mast.  The other issue that has been in research for a long time is how radiation is emitted by the users and how it affects both the user as well as the iPad itself.

First Look and Video Review:

Tech Specs and Features:

Tech Specs

  • Reduces your exposure to cellular radiation by up to 91% below the international safety limit.
  • Boosts 4G signal strength by up to 13.2X compared to any other case.
  • Extends LTE range by up to 3.6X compared to any other case.
  • Accelerates upload speeds by up to 5X compared to any other case.
  • Reduces your exposure to Wi-Fi radiation by up to 82%.
  • Enhances Wi-Fi reception by up to 2.2X.
  • Extends Wi-Fi range by up to 1.5X.

Features

  • Unique body sensor compatible design.
  • Plush NanoLiner interior cushions your iPad Mini®.
  • Durable leather look and feel cover contains automatic sleep/wake technology.
  • Origami cover folds into multiple configurations: Choose the ideal position for typing, browsing or watching videos.

The Origami style case allows you to use it in different viewing angles from landscape to portrait or f you just want to use it for protecting your iPad.  The Pong iPad case also supports Apple’s sleep/wake function just like the official iPad Mini Smart cover. The case is finished in leather skin, and the inner side in a nanoliner so that your iPad is cushioned so that your iPad is not exposed to scratches. The best thing is it protects the back and the front area.  Not only does it offer style and protection, it also improves signal, battery consumption and exposure to radiation.

The only problem we found was the inability to roll it up like you would the official Apple iPad Mini smart cover to make it into a position for typing away comfortably, that is something the Pong iPad Mini case is lacking.  It also holds a quite expensive price tag but when you lok at the fact it offers protection for the back and front area then you can easily overlook the price.  The inside soft protective material also attracted dust and dirt very easily, although it is very easy to remove dust and fluffs attracted, dirt on the other hand can be difficult to remove.  Magnet was stronger than that of the Apple’s official smart cover, so that is definitely a bonus and saves buying two separate cases.

Overall, the case design looks nice with protection for all areas of the iPad Mini; the few positioning options available lets it down but can be overlooked together with the pricing.  It offers more than just protection and stylish design, it also offers signal strengthening and reduces your exposure to cellular radiation.  The positive out weighs the negative points, therefore we would recommend this case for anyone with an iPad mini or thinking about purchasing one.

If you are wondering if Pong’s claim is verified, below is a video from Wired, a well trusted news source who tested it:

Disclaimer:

The Pong iPad Mini case was supplied for review and was fully tested over 3 weeks for review reports, none of the views here are written as a result of free product or product placement. Any questions, please feel free to add a comment or email gadgets [at] gadgetsboy.co.uk.


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Tomi

I love gadgets and technology, so i write about them. +Tomi Adebayo

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