Review: SilentPocket – Protect your privacy and security, easily

Review: SilentPocket – Protect your privacy and security, easily
December 31 20:04 2014 Print This Article

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A few days ago I received SilentPocket to review and I’ve been wowed. SilentPocket is engineered to effectively block all signals to and from any mobile device. You can block all cellular, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, & NFC in all frequencies just by sliding your phone into SilentPocket and ensuring the top of the pocket is shut.

The best thing of all, the SilentPocket looks absolutely beautiful and is made from the highest quality materials available on the market.

Here’s some information from SilentPocket’s website.

 

Key Features: 

Premium Genuine Leather / Cotton Canvas

Multiple layers of RF shielding metalized fabric

1 layer RFID/NFC Cryptalloy® shielding material

High tension thread

Shields 100 decibels (db) best on the market

Water resistant

Easy to use without straps or velcro

Technical Specifications:

Shields 100dB over the full spectrum below

Blocks frequencies 125kHz – 135 kHz, 13.56 MHz (RFID/NFC), 433MHz, 800MHz – 2.4 GHz

Blocks all relevant RFID / NFC signal strengths

Blocks CDMA/GSM/DCS/PHS/3G/4G

Blocks WiFi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth (2.4Ghz), and GPS (1-2GHz)

Blocks Carrier, hardware, and OS agnostic

Blocks any carrier, on any phone, in any country

More Facts:

Works with any phone, in any country, on any network

Shields against EMF radiation

Shields against static shock

Protects against Identity Theft

Protects against Cell Phone Spying

Blocks GPS tracking

Blocks RFID chips in Passports/Credit Cards

Blocks Smart Keys and Electronic car keys

Q: How does it work?

A: The Silent Pocket® is a strong shield between your mobile device and radio frequency signals that are emitted and received by your device. Once inside your device is completely sealed and acts as a faraday cage not letting the transfer of signals in or out.

Q: What else can I use a Silent Pocket® for?

A: To protect your identity by blocking RFID chipped passports, credit cards, smart keys, ID’s, security badges, etc.

Q: What is the difference between the Silent Pocket® airplane mode?

A: Airplane mode is fine in certain situations, but is software and hardware dependent. Using a SilentPocket you are guaranteed to block all signal communication and connectivity.

Q: Will it damage my phone or affect my service?

A: No. The Silent Pocket® does not damage a phone or mobile device. Service is interrupted in a passive way and resumed when the phone is taken out of the case, just as it does when entering or exiting areas where there is no reception at all.

Q: Why don’t I just turn off my phone?

A: Some phones may still be active even though they appear to be turned off. Even though the phone seems to be off it may still be able to remember or report your location. Slipping your phone in a Silent Pocket® creates an electromagnetic barrier between the phone and the cellular network. You’re simply off the grid.

Q: When I remove my phone what do I see?

A: When your phone regains service from “dormant mode” it will receive all missed data including emails, voicemails, texts, notifications, etc.

Q: Why Should I be concerned about GPS? Nobody is following me…

A: You’re probably right; however location based services are hot right now in technology, and it’s just getting hotter. We expect them to come to a full boil this year; parents tracking their kids, employers tracking employees, companies using your everyday habits (where you shop, etc.) to market their wares. It’s a privacy issue; not everyone feels it’s intrusive, but for those who do Silent Pocket® products can help.

Q: When I put my phone inside will it search for signal and drain my battery?

A: Your telephone will switch to dormant mode once it attempts to find signal for a short amount of time. In fact leaving your device inside for extended periods of time (ie. over night) conserves battery significantly.

Q: When someone calls my phone while I’m using a Silent Pocket® what happens?

A: Your phone rings through normally for the caller and takes them to voicemail. Once you remove your phone you will receive any voicemail’s left, but will not see missed calls.

Q: Will my phone’s alarm still work?

A: Yes, your phone’s alarm will not be silenced and you’ll still be able to use the functions of set reminders on the internal time clock.

Q: Are there any other benefits to Silent Pocket® products?

A: Yes, in addition to fully blocking signals our products protect against scanning and lifting of personal information from RFID chips found in credit cards, passports, ID badges, etc.

Q: Will the products protect against harmful EMF radiation for electronics?

A: Yes, Radio Frequency (RF) waves are actually varying electric and magnetic fields. The Silent Pocket® products are lined with a high quality RF shielding material which shorts out the electric and magnetic fields so that incoming signals are reflected and outgoing high-frequency electromagnetic radiation (energy) is trapped inside.

The latest product that I tested from SilentPocket is their 5L DryBag that features wave proof technology. Their products don’t just work for cell phones, but they also work for credit cards and passports with RFID technology, along with tablets.

 

Review Summary

5 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
Pricing
5 out of 5
Design
5 out of 5
Ease Of Use

Overall, I am extremely impressed by the quality of SilentPocket products. The two that I checked out were the DryBag along with the suit. You have to see it for yourself, you'll be in awe.

5 Excellent 5 out of 5
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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you’d like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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