In the last days of September 2017 in New Delhi, the event “India Mobile Congress” was held, one of which was the presentation of new products of Asian mobile gadget manufacturers. LG company stood out from others, introducing the technology “Antimoskit” in the format of a budget accessory for a smartphone.
The LG K7i model comes with an optional back cover, in which the ultrasound transducer is integrated. It operates at a frequency of 30 kHz, harmless to humans, but unbearable for flying bloodsuckers. Ultrasound does not kill mosquitoes, but provokes a bad mood and the desire to stay away from the source of noise. What is extremely important – the device does not need consumables, it only uses energy from the batteries of the smartphone itself.
This technology, according to representatives of LG, will become a part of everyday life of Indians and a weighty alternative to chemical repellents – expensive and unsafe for ordinary citizens of the country. The model K7i is even equipped with a simple stand to install it “guard” the premises from the mosquito brethren. The company does not give data on the energy consumption for maintaining a 24-hour ultrasonic barrier, but the battery capacity of the smartphone itself is not that high, only 2500 mAh.
Other characteristics of the K7i model are unlikely to interest anyone, it is a typical budget smartphone for less than $ 120. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports two SIM cards. Whether it is planned to sell “antimoskitnik” outside the hot and humid territories of India, is still unknown.