No, Mobile Phone Antenna Booster Stickers Don't Work
from the no,-really dept
You know those random technology claims that you know don’t work, yet never seem to go away? Sometimes it’s nice to see someone take on some of those claims and show why they don’t work. Andy Kaiser channels his inner-Mythbusters and writes “Over time as a technology columnist, I’ve been exposed to various scams and impossible claims for technology. One existing scam I’ve not seen tacked in any serious way is cellphone antenna booster stickers. These things are sprinkled everywhere. And since many companies still sell them, I’m assuming many people are buying.
But not having any existing tests to work with, I had a hard time with finding any analysis. So I did my own. In writing this, I wanted to do two things: One, it’s a proper test of an electronic gadget, showing that gadget as a scam. Two, it’s a way of showing proper testing methods and critical thinking, which benefits those unfamiliar with these techniques.” Of course, just like on Mythbusters, I’m sure someone will take issue with the methodology…