Are you concerned about exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiation through your cell phone? I get pretty freaked out when I think about this device and having it so close to my brain every time I’m talking on the phone, and so close to my body every time that I’m using it (which is approximately 55 times a day, just sayin’).
Vest sent me a few very interesting cell phone accessories that are designed to limit our exposure to these elements. I think they make really neat gift ideas for any friends who might be techies, or who might be the eco-friendly type and would appreciate keeping radiation away from themselves a much as possible.
After trying out the products for a while, here are my basic thoughts on them.
First, I want to talk about the cell phone case and the headphones. The case is ideal for the person who really wants to keep their case slim. It definitely falls into the slim category, and for some people, that’s fantastic. It won’t add a bunch of bulk or weight while also providing some protection to the device, and of course also providing protection against radiation, which is something you don’t get with other cases. But I will say that the overall protection for the device is not quite at the level that I want it to be at. I’d like to see a bigger lip around the phone, personally, to help ensure protection against the screen cracking.
The earphones are something truly unique that I’ve never seen before, and they are going to be a great gift choice for someone who prioritizes protection against radiation first and foremost, and doesn’t prioritize having a crystal-clear sound. The speakers are actually housed in a part of the devices that sits at chest level, and then the sound actually travels up to the earbuds through plastic tubes. It’s a very clever idea! If earbuds are purely functional for you then these are perfect. If you are an audiophile and you want to listen to music all day, you will likely be frustrated by this set, as you are having to sacrifice some sound quality for protection.
The wallet case got some high praise from my husband when he tried it out. He absolutely loved the idea of having a wallet and cell phone case combined together in one slim design, and he also loved the fact that you could turn the wallet into a cell phone stand. His only concern was that if you drop the wallet and on the way to the ground the flap flies up, leaving the phone exposed, the protection would be more limited and you’d probably find yourself with a cracked screen. So in his case, since we have young kids who use our phones, too, it was enough of a deal breaker for him to ultimately not switch out the case he has for this one. But if you are someone who doesn’t run a high risk of dropping your phone, then it’s really quite cool!
So all in all, Vest products do seem to offer fantastic protection to your body, but there are trade offs you have to make in order to get that protection. This makes them not right for every individual, but still a great choice for many folks and something to consider when working on your holiday gift ideas.