Wave Bubble

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In a high-population-density city, inhabitants must be prepared to defend their own personal space. Technologies that increase personal productivity are on the rise, even though they may intrude on others. The unavoidable reaction is to create technologies that counteract other peoples devices. Wave Bubble is a product that counters the all-too-familiar annoyance of loud ring tones and overt cell-phone conversations in public. Wave Bubble is a self-tuning, wide-bandwidth portable WiFi/cellular/Bluetooth/GPS/etc. RF jammer. The device is lightweight and small for easy camoflauging: it is the size of a pack of cigarettes. Output power is 0.1W (high bands) and 0.3W (low bands). Effective range is approximately 20' radius with well-tuned antennas. An internal lithium-ion battery provides up to 2 hours of jamming.

 
People: Limor Fried
Research: Open Lab
Project Type: Electronics, Hardware