This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It

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The case open, and closed. Image: Frenzel + Mayer Solutions

A design for a smartphone case that deploys airbag-like bumpers if you drop it on the ground is blowing minds online. If you’ve ever accidentally felt the cringe-inducing momentary terror that is watching your phone descend towards the ground in real life slow motion—in other words, if you’re a human person—you’ll want to check this out.

The case was designed by Philip Frenzel, an engineering student at Aalen University in


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