August 16, 2011
Keeping phones from falling to their doom, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos designs airbags for phones
Cars have airbags, and we expected them to stay in there forever. Little did we expect a pair of creative designers to come up with a concept like this! Airbags for phones? Well, the idea sure as hell seems pretty intelligent, keeping phones from suffering strokes from impacts, every time your fingers decide to give way. Designed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Hart, the system seems to be a masterpiece of technology. Basically, the safety monitoring system detects the phone free-falling, measures the distance to the ground and the velocity of the fall, and deploys the airbags! This could help save the phone from the impact and help you save up on a bunch of dollar bills too!