Put your iPhone it in the right case and it can survive a drop from 3,000 feet in the air. But wouldn't you know it, phone cases aren't only just for protecting your phone, they have other great uses, too.
There's the PocketPlug for iPhone 5 and 5s that plugs into the wall and charges your phone, this handy wallet case, or, you could pick up the yellowjacket case meant for self-defense, or get a workout with this odd dumbbell case. There are so many different options!
Now, there's a new case out that claims to double your smartphone's signal strength. It would make for better coverage and faster downloads. It could even improve your battery life! Could this really work?
At this year's CES, a company called Antenna79 debuted Reach79, a series of new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases that are designed to double your phone's signal strength, which in turn will also improve its battery life.
The company claims the cases will also improve user experience by dropping fewer calls and improving download speeds due to the better signal coverage. And what about if you drop your phone? These cases come with military-grade drop protection, so you should be covered.
Sound too good to be true?
Reach79 says the cases have been tested at CETECOM, a CTIA accredited facility that verified the cases can improve signal strength at an average of 1.6 times normal strength, with a peak performance of 2 times normal strength.
That's not too shabby.
The cases went on sale today at the company's site. Click here to check it out. Prices range from $59.99 to $69.99 and are only available in black for now. However, more colors will be released during the first quarter of 2015.