Vysk QS1, EP1 cases promise to protect your phone from hackers

Say what you will about your phone, but Vysk doesn't think it's secure enough. Their new case, the QS1, announced today for both the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5 aims to amp up the physical and digital security of your smartphone. Plus there's a built-in battery for a bit extra juice to get you through your high security day.

The Vysk QS1 is a unique beast in the smartphone cases world. It features a pair of mechanical camera shutters so you can cover up your cameras so they can't pry into the world… and nobody can peer through your camera at you. But more importantly, the case also includes a microphone jamming system and "an internal processor that delivers hardware encryption for secure calling," encrypted private messaging, voicemail, and an image gallery. Plus the extra battery should be enough to tack on an extra 50% to your day.

Additionally, through some sort of unexplained magic, the QS1 also includes a "patented Vysk Privacy Network" that's activated by a switch on the case and nullifies "efforts of malware to take control of your device," rendering your smartphone "immune from the inherent vulnerabilities that render software-only solutions ineffective and unsecure."

How in the hell it does that, we haven't a clue. Nor what impact this has on the user experience.

If you're interested in picking up a Vysk QS1 to enhance the security of your smartphone, you can pre-order one now from Vysk.com, or buy one from their exclusive retail partner Best Buy later this winter. Pricing is set at a whopping $229.99, though you'll have the option of colors (so long as they're black, blue, silver, or gold).

Vysk is also introducing the EP1 case for iPhone 5/5s and the Galaxy S5. It features the same Vsyk Privacy Network as the QS1 and camera shutters, plus a bigger battery, but it drops the dedicated processor and microphone jamming. And it's cheaper and available in six colors, so there's that.

So… who's paranoid enough to be preordering a Vysk today?

Source: Best Buy

 
There are 24 comments

anthonok says:

Now I've seen everything

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cjbrigol says:

Man this is some grade A BS. Hope someone can call them out.

TenshiNo says:

+1

+2

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little09 says:

+3

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mwara244 says:

If people are that paranoid, they would be using burner phones.

Guess this Item was made for the Cartel and their large network of smuggling

Do a tear down of this case to make sure it isn't some NSA scam.
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griff7774 says:

Pass

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Zylograth says:

I would rather have a case that can accommodate the OEM wireless charging cover...

nmccart says:

Just _release_ the inductive charging back (without S View ). That would make me happy.

Bryan Drago says:

Sounds like snake oil

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codiusprime says:

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mgolder81 says:

And I have a wonderful bridge for sale too if anyone is interested?

JaHollen says:

If this stuff worked manufacturers would already be integrating them into the phones.

Ikeman90 says:

i have a baby for sale. multi-platinum recording artist guaranteed!!

fernandez21 says:

Simple, it blocks out all radio signals effectly putting your phone in airplane mode, this way no one will access your phone remotely, nor will they be able to listen on your phone calls or read your texts, since you won't be able to send any.

wraith404 says:

You left off one important feature; it also makes you "taller".

Dizfunctions says:

This is stupid. The average consumer doesn't need this and the business associate will have knox and the administrators of his company's IT department to care for security needs.

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Eclectech says:

Is it now appropriate to say Scamsung? o_O

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Not really.

It's not made by Samsung in any way, shape or form.

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bluesun3030 says:

They could have sold a bunch of these during the Sochi Olympics hacker paranoia.

little09 says:

Who let the dog out. Woof woof, who let the dog out woof woof!

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AzharB17 says:

I'd buy myself a Moto G....

bobbob1016 says:

This came to mind, as they are making similar claims:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5tCmriZSxxk#t=929