Has this student just invented the most ESSENTIAL gadget ever?

July 5, 2018 1:49 pm


We’ve all been there. And we’re all likely to return again. Smartphone in hand one minute. Dropping to the floor the next. Screen smashed. Cover broken.  All sense of order lost . . .

until you get your hands on your replacement phone and order is restored once more.

However, German engineering student Philip Frenzel may just have invented a gadget that will make dropping your phone entirely harmless – and even a lot of fun.

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Called the ‘ADcase’, it works like an agile cat, deploying retractable claws to ensure a much softer impact upon landing. Frenzel’s design not only secured him a 2018 award from the German Society for Mechatronics, it also secured nine extra lives for your smartphone – because, thanks to him, your phone will land on its feet every time.

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Fitted with special sensors capable of detecting freefall motion, which trigger the deployment of four retractable prongs bound by metal springs, the ADcase is certain to be the must-have gadget for 2018.

Frenzel plans to bring his gadget to Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website, along with fellow university student Peter Mayer, with hopes of transforming his idea into a business.

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While price details are not clear, a launch is slated for this month (July).

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