The iPhone cover with airbags

A German engineer has created an iPhone cover that recognizes when the phone is in free fall and opens four airbags located in the edges of the applephone

One of the most recurring nightmares among users with a smartphone is to see their device fall to the ground only a few days after purchase. Scratches, damage, broken screens, the consequences of a fall for a phone are anything but pleasant.

A fear that surely will have felt all consumers who have spent a thousand euros to buy the iPhone X. The first few days surely we paid full attention to every movement with the top-of-the-line phone from the house of Apple. As the weeks and months go by, however, it is normal to pay less attention when we put the device on the desk or when we take it out of the pocket while we have other objects in hand. Fortunately, however, there is a new iPhone cover that can allow us to better protect our smartphone signed Cupertino. An engineer at the University of Aalen in Germany, Philip Frenzel, has just invented the first smartphone cover with airbags.

How it works the cover with airbags for iPhone

The idea of engineer Frenzel is simple: he created a simple cover for iPhone with the four outer edges of the smartphone built-in airbags, in case of a fall or a very strong blow the airbags are activated and come out of their housing to protect the screen and the body of our applephone. These are not real cushions as in cars, are instead eight metal grips with shock absorbers, two on each side, which bounce the phone when it falls out of our hands. The system automatically recognizes when the iPhone is in free fall and opens the eight "airbags" automatically. Frenzel assured that thanks to this cover it will be impossible to break the screen of the iPhone. 

Frenzel has already filed the patent and in the future several companies producing iPhone cases could focus on an anti-shock system similar to this one. For now though, Frenzel is looking to improve the aesthetics of the airbags and reduce the bugs that sometimes cause random deployments, something that is quite inconvenient if it happens when we have the iPhone in our pocket.