Mosquitos are known to carry deadly diseases including malaria and dengue fever, and multinational conglomerate LG is using their new smartphone device -- the LG K7i -- to help repel the bugs. Given the ubiquitous nature of smartphones, this tactic could prove handy in addressing global health concerns. This is also an example of how mobile companies can differentiate themselves in a saturated market.
The LG K7i is equipped with mosquito repellent technology. A mesh grid on the back of the smartphone emits ultrasonic waves, which are designed to mimic the frequency of mosquito-eating predators like bats and dragonflies. The 'mosquito-away' feature has previously been used in other LG electronics, such as televisions and air conditioners.