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This amazing phone gadget will mean you never smash your phone ever again

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If you’re as clumsy as we are you probably need this ridiculous phone gadget

Ever dropped your phone? Yes, you have, so you need this

We’ve all been there: “Oooh, a text!” you say, as you whip your lovely new shiny smartphone out of your pocket, straight out of your fingers and onto the bastard ground. It’s face down, the panic sets in, is it broken? Is the screen smashed? You pick it up, turn it over, and yes: it’s splintered to smithereens. You open the text through gritted teeth. It’s me:

“Psyche. Made you drop your phone.”

So how do you stop this from happening? Well, you buy a case, don’t you? But even that’s not a 100% guarantee - it’s never completely smash-proof. So, what you do instead, is you get one of these:

What that is, is ADCASE, designed by Philip Frenzel, a student at Aalen University in Germany, and it’s already won the top award from the German Society for Mechatronics. 

Essentially, the thing works because it contains sensors that detect when the phone is in free fall, and then these sensors activate eight thin metal curls that ping out and curl up, providing a springy cushion that stops the edges of the phone from banging on whatever you’ve just dropped them on.

Then you simply fold the springs back into the case and throw the phone on the floor again. It’s a very fun game.

Philip worked on the invention for about two and a half years, and now he’s planning on releasing it upon an unsuspecting world, starting firstly with lucky iPhone users. Him and his team are prepping a Kickstarter to raise funds, which should pop up (much like the metal curls on his pho- you get the idea) in July.

Imagine having a phone without at least one smash on it. I know - you’d look like a right nerd!

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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