Amazon Phone Protectors Hope to Cushion Shock with Embedded Blasters

 - Dec 16, 2012
References: geekwire & designtaxi
Dropped phones are one of the most common reasons people lose that extra $100 they have been saving for something else, but Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos and VP Greg Hart are designing the first ever smartphone airbag to cushion this cost.

The device uses small sensors to detect the phone's position and motions. Upon sensing that the device is in danger of falling, it deploys small airbags that are embedded within the phone itself to cushion and absorb some of the shock. As of this moment, it's unsure whether gas or springs will be one of the items used to soften the blow of the hardwood floors. Regardless of choice, this mechanism will definitely save thousands of dollars annually for customers who constantly need to replace their gadgets.