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Antenn-Aid: Sticky Solution To iPhone 4 Reception Problems

Inspired by a joke made at Apple's 'Antennagate' conference, two Brooklyn-based designers have created a fix for the iPhone's antenna problems.

Discussing the problems at the conference, Steve Jobs joked: "Maybe Eminem will come out with a band-aid that goes over the corner and everyone will want that."

This inspired designers Szymon Weglarski and Jon Dorfman to create a set of six band-aid like vinyl stickers, named Antenn-Aid For iPhone, and release them for sale on Etsy.

The stickers are specially designed to perfectly cover the bottom left corner of the smartphone, supposedly curing the antenna problem.

Weglarski said: “We haven’t done any official testing, but it does seem to improve the antenna problem. You don’t drop as many bars as it’s really about separating metal from flesh.”

“It’s a lot of satire, it’s kind of a gag product, it’s poking fun at the whole idea of how overblown the whole antenna solution has been,” he added.

The Antenn-aid iPhone sticker comes in a range of colours, including grey, light grey, green, blue, peach and purple.