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This Laptop Pad Promises To Protect from Radiation

By - Source: Icaro Innovations PR | B 19 comments

Icaro Innovations has updated its radiation-blocking laptop pad.

Icaro Innovations launched an updated version of its popular DefenderPad laptop pad on Monday that promises to help protect laptop users from potentially harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR).

That's right. Your favorite notebook or Ultrabook is likely dumping a nasty cloud of radiation into your lap which could potentially cause fertility problems in both men and women, and DNA fragmentation. DefenderPad supposedly blocks nearly 100 percent of that EMR. Just imagine it's that lead-based apron you're forced to wear during dental X-rays.

Not only does DefenderPad bounce evil radiation from your delicates, it also greatly reduces heat emitted by laptops, tablets and other modern devices. This protection is due to an improved thermal-resistive and softer surface which, according to the company, prevents possible skin irritation, rashes and burns due to hot laptops. It also helps prevent what's called Toasted Skin Syndrome which is explained by NBC Nightly News here.

In addition to its preventative features, the new DefenderPad provides new color choices of black, blue and pink -- providing three ways users can dress up their lap while working away from the desk. It's also an FCC Certified Lab Tested solution, making it an ideal all-in-one replacement for lap desks, lap trays and cooling pads.

"Medical experts like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Joseph Mercola have both expressed the importance of limiting your exposure to laptop radiation and heat especially for men and pregnant women," says CEO Daniel T. DeBaun. "Today, adults and particularly children are exposed to long hours of laptop work for our jobs and for school work. Being a father and a businessman, I felt that there was a need to have a solution that virtually eliminates the harmful radiation produced from laptops and other portable devices while providing a useful workspace."

Icaro said the new DefenderPad has a light and slim design, making it easy to slip into a computer bag, briefcase and backpack. It also gently rests with the contour of the lap, keeping laptops and tablets stable. It's available for $99.99 now at SkyMall, Amazon, DefenderPad.com and other retailers.

DNA defragger not included. Sorry.

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    phatboe , June 25, 2013 6:20 PM
    I need to increase my EMR intake so that one day I can become the incredible HULK
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    Azn Cracker , June 25, 2013 6:24 PM
    Wow has there been an outbreak of leg cancer or something? You encounter radiation every day. If you are so afraid, i recommend you go into a sterilized box and hide.
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    tokencode , June 25, 2013 6:36 PM
    Heat is EMR... so this pad prevents you from burning your legs... save the $100 and get a better laptop.
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    anything4this , June 25, 2013 6:38 PM
    "Medical experts like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Joseph Mercola have both expressed the importance of limiting your exposure to laptop radiation and heat especially for men and pregnant women"
    So these people made a 100$ pad to help people..
    Solution binder filled with aluminum = 1$

    Also don't aren't most laptops have those metallic sheets on the bottom of the interior of the casing that does just that? Also wouldn't the fcc have disallowed the products that emit too much emr?

    I like this part: "potentially harmful Electromagnetic Radiation". So much research done here :) 
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    Ghoul , June 25, 2013 7:15 PM
    Do some benchmarks
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    getochkn , June 25, 2013 7:18 PM
    So if it bounces it off the pad and not into your lap, then it's coming back at your face? Rather be sterile than have brain cancer.
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    canyon , June 25, 2013 8:15 PM
    Hmm..I knew about cell phones giving off radiation, but never really thought about laptops. My teenager plays games on his laptop on his lap all day!
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    InvalidError , June 25, 2013 8:36 PM
    If your laptop is getting uncomfortably hot, the last thing you want to put under it is a layer of thermal EMR-blocking insulation... much better off with a laptop cooling pad.

    If the cooling pad is made of stamped sheet aluminum, it will provide just as much EMR blocking too.
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    canyon , June 25, 2013 8:42 PM
    Hmm..I knew about cell phones giving off radiation, but never really thought about laptops. My teenager plays games on his laptop on his lap all day!
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    Someone Somewhere , June 25, 2013 10:04 PM
    Laptops produce ridiculously small amounts of radiation, excluding the WiFi and Bluetooth radios, plus cellular if present. Those are all up at the top of the screen.

    In other words, this is pointless.
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    Vorador2 , June 26, 2013 12:37 AM
    Toasted Skin Syndrome. Sounds legit. Why NASA isn't buying this thing by the thousands to coat the ISS to protect the astronauts from space radiation?

    Oh, because they don't do shit. Figures.
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    Verrin , June 26, 2013 12:44 AM
    This just seems like fearmongering to me. The difference between heat and electromagnetic radiation are also poorly distinguished. The word "radiation" seems to be associated with awful things. But the term fails to distinguish between the various types of radiation, which can include more than just light. But the two main categories of light radiation are ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

    Ionizing can be generalized as harmful, especially with extended exposure. Non-ionizing is mostly harmless (as far as we know). In terms of EM radiation, which is light, it only gets harmful when you start getting to high energy photons (where it becomes ionizing). So things start getting bad when you approach UV-rays, and only get worse as you get to x-rays and gamma-rays... you know, the kind of radiation that computers don't really give off in the first place. Although, people might argue that radio waves, or other communication bands do pose a threat to our health. But I think at the moment, that's fairly inconclusive. I don't think there's any strong evidence for that view, at least not yet. I also doubt laptops are microwaving our assets.

    Really, it doesn't seem this product is geared towards EM radiation as much as just plain ol' heat. These are two completely different issues-- EMR and heat are different concepts. Athough, EMR can cause heat or burns for sure. But I'm pretty sure your laptop doesn't get hot or give you burns because it's supposedly blasting out high-energy rays.
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    cats_Paw , June 26, 2013 2:11 AM
    Yeah.. i forgot people have not gone into panic over some pointless new threat. Lets Find some new way to make them buy things they dont need.
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    lamorpa , June 26, 2013 7:53 AM
    I hoping the scientifically ignorant comments keep coming. "sterilized box", "bounces it off the pad ... back at your face"!
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    ddpruitt , June 26, 2013 9:50 AM
    Quote:
    This just seems like fearmongering to me. ..... These are two completely different issues-- EMR and heat are different concepts. Athough, EMR can cause heat or burns for sure. But I'm pretty sure your laptop doesn't get hot or give you burns because it's supposedly blasting out high-energy rays.


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    Tom's is spending too much time sensationalizing and not fixing the forums and comment system.
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    tim1935 , June 26, 2013 10:41 AM
    Ah just what the boys ordered for protection.
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    Mike Friesen , June 26, 2013 7:33 PM
    light is electromagnetic radiation!!!! so are lots of other things! Get over it!
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    anti-painkilla , June 26, 2013 8:10 PM
    New laptop pad protects from radiation!

    Side effects include, but no limited to, lead poisoning.
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    apone , June 29, 2013 11:55 AM
    @ Azn Cracker

    You're correct, however the issue is the combination of radiation and heat that bombards your giblets from prolonged usage of your laptop on your lap.