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The NSA-Proof Cell Phone Case

Worried the government is eavesdropping on all your very, very private... dinner plans? Or judging you — like all your friends are — for those obnoxious Instagram selfies? You may want to invest in the VYSK QS1, a new phone case that essentially acts as a blackout curtain for the NSA (or any other snoop-happy entity) to keep your mobile activity private and secure.

Compatible with both the iPhone 5/5S and Samsung Galaxy S4 & S5, the case features a special switch that activates a privacy mode in which the phone's microphones and cameras are taken offline. That means you can make untraceable calls over their proprietary hardware, which encrypts communication via a VoIP connection. Your texts and photos are fully protected, too, thanks to a dedicated app that allows you to manage private messaging. And, should your sketchy spy-worthy ways begin to drain your battery, it's even got an extra one built in that'll provide a 50% boost.


Joe McGauley is a senior editor for Supercompressor and hopes the NSA isn't paying attention to his Candy Crushing.