Five Ways To Make Gadgets Human-Proof

Because the biggest threat to your favorite device is probably you

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We incorporate electronic gadgets of all kinds into our lives, with the idea that they will make our lives easier. The thing is, we don’t always treat those gadgets well. Hence, the latest trend in technology: creating devices that protect themselves from, well, us. Earlier this week, Apple received approval for a patent designed to protect electronic devices, like the iPhone, during a fall. One of the most talked about features of the patented technology is its ability to rotate the phone as it falls, preventing the dreaded cracked screen by forcing the iPhone to land on its back.

Scroll through our gallery to see other self-protective gadgets, both in use today and imagined for the future.

Cracked iPhone
Case N
Waterproof e-reader
Broken Computer
Dust Free Lens Filter