Mosquitoes. As a Winnipegger, this is a word that has been in my vocabulary since birth. Sure, there’s been good years and the “can’t go outside” years. I’ve burned coils, clipped on whizzy fan belt pager looking things, tried every known mosquito repellent out there, so when I saw this I was intrigued. A Smart phone that can repel the blood suckers.
South-Korean manufacturer LG has recently released the world’s first mosquito repellent smartphone, which uses ultrasonic sound waves to keep the pesky bloodsuckers at bay. Called the LG K7i, device was unveiled at the India Mobile Congress last week, and could become a best-seller in mosquito-infested countries. The LG’s “Mosquito Away” technology allegedly repels mosquitoes with the help of ultrasonic sound.
BRILLIANT! (If it works) But there is some bad news. First of all, unless we live in India, you’ll have to wait a while to get we hands on this mosquito-repelling smartphone. The manufacturer has announced that it will only be available in India in the near future, although it is considering launching “Mosquito Away” smartphones in other countries, in the future.
The company claims the smartphone managed to repel 72% of mosquitoes during testing. Time will tell if this is a genuine mosquito repellent or just a clever marketing gimmick. But, would you be tempted to buy to see if it does? Me too!