I rarely start a product review with the words: "I love it", but when speaking of SBSH RadGuard, I truly love this app.
RadGuard is a simple application for BlackBerry, running in the background, constantly testing what most of us prefer not to know: how much cellular radiation is being produced by our phone.
When it passes a certain level – it beeps, telling you to stay away from it.
RadGuard is based on a patent-pending technology, and is currently running on BlackBerry devices only.
It has a very simple configuration screen, and a pretty impressive integration with BlackBerry's built-in profiles settings so for every profile you can configure the relevant alerts, sounds etc.
Of course I configured it to be with maximum volumes, repeating itself etc. If there is one thing I hate about smartphones is the feeling that my greatest hobby may eventually turn out to be unhealthy!
So far, it beeped few times when I was in the parking lot, inside elevators, and in one of my colleagues office (which made him very annoyed, because it kept beeping).
Oh, and for the sake of the test, I wrapped my BlackBerry Bold with an aluminum foil, and guess what – the damn thing started beeping like crazy.
The Mobile Spoon has a long history working with SBSH with product reviews, giveaways, etc.
Regardless to the friendship we have with Amit Regev, I would like to promote RadGuard because the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) exposure is seriously something to worry about.
Important to know:
If you're concerned about limiting your SAR exposure, you can take a few easy steps beyond purchasing a handset with a low SAR:
1. You can text instead placing a voice call,
2. Use a wired headset or speakerphone whenever possible,
3. carry your phone at least one inch from your body.
4. Avoid using your phone in areas with poor coverage since phones emit more radiation when searching for a signal.
5. Children, which have smaller and thinner skulls, should limit cell phone use,
6. Children and adults, should not sleep with an active phone next to their bedside or under their pillow.
So I will finish my review with the same words I started with: I absolutely love RadGuard. Not because it's a fun application to use, but because yesterday when I visited my parents house and my phone started to beep at the elevator – I simply placed my phone in my bag and felt much better about it.
I think it's a must have application, and wish I could have the same application running on any of my current phones.
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