Signal-Blocking iPad Case Disables Its Most Useful Feature

Clearly targeted at the tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, this anti-radiation tablet case promises to keep harmful invisible rays from escaping the device. But while it might keep you protected, it also means nothing can reach your tablet, including wireless internet signals.

It's certainly not the first case to promise to block any and all wireless signals—harmful or not—but past offerings have served as a way to keep your device quiet while it's sitting in your pocket. This case, on the other hand, actually lets you use your tablet, but without being able to check email, surf the web, or download new apps and content. If you were really worried about tablet use being a source of cancer, you probably wouldn't buy a device like this in the first place. So who's willing to spend $10 on a case like this? It's kind of like buying a screen protector that blocks half the display.

Signal-Blocking iPad Case Disables Its Most Useful Feature

Also, does anyone want to take a crack at deciphering the last icon in the upper left corner of this product shot? The wireless and iPad images are fairly obvious, but the cactus in a teacup—what feature is that promoting?

[Chinavasion via Chip Chick]