Macktion at CES 2015 Video 10: Silent Pockets

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  1. Macktion

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    Every day we find out more information about hacks, and tracking information. It used to be that people said: if you dont do anything wrong, you have nothing to hide. There are those who disagree and think that invisibility for yourself is your decision. Enter Silent pockets. a Faraday cage for your Phone, tablet, passport, or cards, tastefully covered in appealing leather.


     
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    Haha... this is funny. It reminds me of that Will Smith and Gene Hackman movie: Enemy of the State.
     
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    Very cool product!
    Really enjoyed your CES videos @Macktion....well done sir!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    Wait.. Can't I simply go into airplane mode, or even easier turn my phone off?

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    Sure, but that requires you to manually turn the feature on or off. This product allows you to keep your device on, while basically making it "invisible".

    Their answer to your particular question... Airplane mode is fine in certain situations, but is software and hardware dependent. Using a SilentPocket you are guaranteed to block all signal communication and connectivity.

    Some of the main features:

    Shields against EMF radiation
    Shields against static shock
    Protects against Identity Theft
    Protects against Cell Phone Spying
    Blocks GPS tracking
    Blocks RFID chips in Passports/Credit Cards
    Blocks Smart Keys and Electronic car keys

    Obviously it's not a product we would all need or use, but with security issues being at an all time high, I think this is a cool solution to help combat some of those concerns.
    It would certainly be handy for the business traveler.

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  6. Jonny Kansas

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    Say goodbye to your battery if you leave you device on and airplane mode off and put it in that pouch. It will be polling for signals left and right to no end until you take it out.
     
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    I'm with Jonny on this one...and besides, why would anyone want to keep the phone on, while in such a pouch? You can't use it in that pouch so the only way it could possibly benefit you to leave it on is if you had timer-based alerts such as an alarm or appointment notificaiton. Otherwise it's completely useless IMHO. Not to be argumentative, I just don't see its real benefit.

    Turn the phone off and it's also protected against any type of cyber attack listed above. Heck, if your battery is removable, pull it and you're one step better. The only thing that pouch does do that turning the phone off doesn't is protecting it from being irradiated or shocked by static electricity. Frankly I've never experienced a phone failure for either reason.
     
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    I used to shut my phone off during work, before I had an office. I kept in a metal locker. Then, I started leaving it on, but on silent (because I, unlike many coworkers am courteous to others trying to enjoy a quiet break). The battery died so quick being in that metal cage. Started putting it in airplane mode, and problem solved.

    As someone already stated, I'm obviously not the target customer for this product, but even if you're that paranoid (justifiably or not), I have to think you have better options than this pouch.

    Kudos to them for trying to fill a niche though.
     
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