What if you turned your smartphone into an unusual gadget, like … a weapon detector? Well, it's supposedly not fiction. Just buy the case for the iPhone 8 Plus or Pixel 2 XL.
Pocket detector for weapons and explosives?
Miniaturization and technological progress are doing their job. How else to determine that we can turn a smartphone into a detector of weapons or explosives. In addition, located in your pocket? Maybe soon will come the times that we will not have to buy even accessories, we will only enter the store (virtual of course) and download the app to be able to scan people, surroundings and detect similar items? Now I have sailed with fantasy, so let's get back to the ground. Some smartphone accessories manufacturers offer the option of increasing the device's battery capacity or adding wireless charging. What would happen if we bought a case that could scan other people in the vicinity of their hidden weapons?
Case only for iPhone or Pixel
Royal Holdings – a startup from Los Angeles created a special case for the smartphone iPhone 8 Plus or Google Pixel 2 XL. It uses the sound waves of the smartphone, sending and receiving them. It works like a sonar to detect if someone nearby is carrying a knife, weapon or other dangerous explosives. The case has as many as 18 antennas that create an image based on radio frequencies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxR0n_iarQI At the moment it is not known how effective this accessory is. The working prototype is to be shown in August this year along with several other products that are to enter the market from 2019. For action you will need (and I did not say;)) SWORD application, which will allow you to scan people around 13 meters. Interestingly, the case was not prepared for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus due to the location of the camera on the smartphone. Its location hindered the creation of an appropriate, unified accessory. It was decided on the iPhone 8 Plus and Pixel 2 XL due to the dimensions of the devices.
It will not be cheap. No wonder
You will need to pay 1250 dollars for the case. There will be a price of $ 950 in pre-sale. An additional expense will be a monthly subscription of $ 30. These are certainly not pocket prices for even an ordinary American. Apparently, the company has already received over 8,000 initial orders from private security companies, casinos and some universities. So probably the product has a chance – if it actually will work as the producer describes it. Source: CNET