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Topic # 205762 25-Nov-2016 19:17
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Tonight I saw an ad on TV and  at first I thought, oh just another rubbish infomercial product, but then I saw Harvey Norman are actually selling it.

 

Basically something that sticks to the back of your phone that claims to absorbe and deflect the radiation away from your head..

 

Apparently proven to reduce radiation exposure by 95%, 

 

Made in aussie.

 

https://www.lif3smartchip.co.nz/

 

Thoughts on this?


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  Reply # 1677606 25-Nov-2016 19:33
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  Reply # 1677609 25-Nov-2016 19:44
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About ten years ago I was sent something like this for review. The only thing it did was reduce the signal strength making calls impossible in marginal areas. 





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  Reply # 1677648 25-Nov-2016 21:01
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GIven its on FTA TV, i'm fairly sure the Advertising Standards would be very interested in it

 

http://www.asa.co.nz/codes/codes/advertising-code-of-ethics/

 

No advertisement should be misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive the consumer.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1677654 25-Nov-2016 21:07
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wellygary:

 

GIven its on FTA TV, i'm fairly sure the Advertising Standards would be very interested in it

 

http://www.asa.co.nz/codes/codes/advertising-code-of-ethics/

 

No advertisement should be misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive the consumer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Brislen complained to ASA last year over the same thing (an earlier incarnation of the company) and the complaint was upheld.

 

To the OP - what channel was the ad on?

 

 


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  Reply # 1677658 25-Nov-2016 21:19
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OMG I thought we Kiwis were more intelligent. What was Rebecca Gibney thinking?

 

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  Reply # 1677665 25-Nov-2016 21:33
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sbiddle:

 

wellygary:

 

GIven its on FTA TV, i'm fairly sure the Advertising Standards would be very interested in it

 

http://www.asa.co.nz/codes/codes/advertising-code-of-ethics/

 

No advertisement should be misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive the consumer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Brislen complained to ASA last year over the same thing (an earlier incarnation of the company) and the complaint was upheld.

 

To the OP - what channel was the ad on?

 

 

 

 

I think it was TV3 (Newshub or story was on)


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  Reply # 1677741 26-Nov-2016 03:02
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I saw a device like this (but not the same brand) prominently on display at a large pharmacy chain here in Oz. I complained to the pharmacist on duty about the misleading claims of said devices, but she just shrugged and said their head office mandated the display.




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  Reply # 1677921 26-Nov-2016 14:06
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  Reply # 1677933 26-Nov-2016 14:51
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Tonight I saw an ad on TV and  at first I thought, oh just another rubbish infomercial product, but then I saw Harvey Norman are actually selling it.

 

Basically something that sticks to the back of your phone that claims to absorbe and deflect the radiation away from your head..

 

Apparently proven to reduce radiation exposure by 95%, 

 

Made in aussie.

 

https://www.lif3smartchip.co.nz/

 

Thoughts on this?

 



Any one tried their site.  Its terrible! I wonder if they could improve it by increasing the logo size....


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  Reply # 1677944 26-Nov-2016 15:32
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I watched the recording of Newshub @6 from last night and saw the TV ad. It's this add here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ANfxUjRXSI but rather than featuring all those Australian resellers it just features Harvey Norman.

 

 


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Comments disabled, I wonder why? LOL

 

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  Reply # 1678089 26-Nov-2016 20:42
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Surely someone from the telcos could have a hard word to them about selling these devices alongside phones? The presense of them in a store like that legitimizes them and may make people think twice about the safety of the phones that they are supposed to be selling for the telcos





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  Reply # 1678097 26-Nov-2016 21:58
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$80 is a bit steep considering you'd need about 10 to cover the side of your head.

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