Antenna Aid

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by svindal1, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. svindal1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Anyone bought and received these band aids for iPhone 4? Thinking about buying a pack just for fun, but want to see some not computer generated pictures first.

    So please post a pic or two if you have it on.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    Funny stuff... my wife and I got a kick out of these.
     

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  3. TMac93 macrumors member

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    Do they actually help improve the reception issues?
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Awesome :D
     
  5. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    lol~ Cool. Bought one just for the laugh of it. :D
     
  6. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, I don't know. I haven't really put it to the test yet. But we live in a pretty good area for signal so the reception issue is spotty for us anyway. We're going on a family road trip for the week starting this morning so I'm sure there will be black zones of coverage for me to do some unscientific testing. I'm guessing they have to make at least a little difference, right?
     
  7. ender21 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like there's essentially no difference with the "aid" on or off. Obviously it was meant as just a joke product, but for those interested in real world results I got anywhere from a 14dB drop to 22dB drop with or without the "antenn-aid" applied.

    As a sidenote, the adhesive residue on the back of the strip stays on the antenna once you remove it. A little bit of friction got it all off, but I won't be applying another aid again, I think.
     

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