Antenna Aid

svindal1

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2010
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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 :)
 

ender21

macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2010
291
33
Southern Cal
Do they actually help improve the reception issues?
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?
 

ender21

macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2010
291
33
Southern Cal
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?
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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