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    Posted on Jun 29, 2018

    Someone Invented An "Airbag" For Your iPhone And It's Straight-Up Genius

    The end of cracked screens!!!

    Imagine accidentally dropping the phone you're probably reading this article on to the ground. You immediately pick it up to inspect the screen and — DAMN, it's totally shattered.

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    But I'm here today with good news: The days of cracked screens may soon be over thanks to this genius new invention.

    ADcase / Via

    It's a phone "airbag" that deploys when your phone is in free fall.

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    The ADcase, which took two years to create, was designed by Philip Frenzel, a student at Aalen University in Germany. It recently earned him the German Society for Mechatronics's top award.

    Sensors inside the "active damping" phone case detect that the phone is falling and, in turn, deploy eight springs to absorb the shock of the fall.

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    Even better, the springs can be tucked back inside the case, which can be used again and again.

    ADcase / Via

    Now the bad news: The case is still a prototype, so it'll be a while before you can buy one for yourself.

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    The ADcase Kickstarter is coming soon, according to Frenzel.

    So until then...

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