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iBand Is An iPhone Case That Uses Non-Newtonian Fluids

iBand Is An iPhone Case That Uses Non-Newtonian Fluids

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By David Ponce

The iBand is made from a material produced by a company called d3o, which we’ve written about before> They make a flexible polymer that falls within the category of Non-Newtonian fluids. In a nutshell, these “fluids”, um, flow under normal conditions but harden quickly upon sudden impact. Some of you may have seen that Mythbusters episode where they run around barefoot on a mixture of cornstarch and water. This product is kind of like that. Only now you can have it as armor for your iPhone. Used normally, it’s like a rubber case but if you drop it it’ll harden instantly and provide up to 134% more impact protection than most other cases.

We’re not sure about price or availability but the product page is in the links below.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Dvice ]







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  • blairf_felgenheimer

    I liked it better when they called it Flubber.

  • blairf_felgenheimer

    I liked it better when they called it Flubber.