Because we have a 1:1 ratio of iPhones to employees in the LocaModa office, most conference calls involve a cacophony of static and beeps when the devices belly up to the table with the Polycom speaker phone.
Clearly, iPhones don’t like to sit next to other phones; it makes them jittery.
Yesterday, thanks to a Steve Woodruff tweet, I learned a neat trick: Place your iPhone on top of a piece of tinfoil, and it eliminates all interference!
It actually works!
As an alternate solution, I suppose we could all tuck our phones underneath our tin foil helmets like in Signs…
(By the way, check out this fascinating study on the efficacy of tin foil helmets from a few good folks at the MIT Media Lab. I also must credit them with this terrific image below.)
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