Carbon monoxide kills. You won’t know you’re being exposed to it though, because the gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, unless you have a detector that will alert you to its presence. It could happen at home, at your office, and even in your car, but most people don’t have detectors installed in all of these places.
Taking this into consideration and the fact that most people don’t go anywhere without their smartphones, David Tyers designed the iPhone Case with a built-in carbon monoxide detector.
It makes sense because you’ll be taking the detector with you, wherever you are. The case can alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide by vibrating, sounding an alarm, or giving off a visual cue like lighting up. It can even work with your phone and dial emergency numbers so you’ll get help when you’ve already been poisoned.
It’s definitely a good idea. The case is still a concept design for now, although that might change if a manufacturer picks up on it.
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