1. WILLIAM SHEA's Avatar
    So this is a two-fee...i fell like a noob for asking but...i have an aluminum bumper case and a full wrap around aluminum case. Where are the antennas on the HTC One M8, cause I think the full wrap is affecting my signal. I seem to be getting lower wifi signals and most of the time I'm running at 3g speeds most of the time. Does an aluminum case affect signal strength? Thanks.
    10-11-2014 12:36 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    A metal case on anything that uses a wireless signal is never a good idea. What you're basically creating is something called a Faraday Cage, though not a fully effective one.

    The bodies of metal phones are specifically designed for their purpose. To wrap more metal around is probably not a good idea.
    a5cent likes this.
    10-11-2014 01:30 PM
  3. WILLIAM SHEA's Avatar
    I had that thought about the poor mans Faraday cage, but the issue is I can't seem to find a case that has the same protection with slim form factor. Ideas or thoughts?
    10-11-2014 02:21 PM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    A metal case on anything that uses a wireless signal is never a good idea. What you're basically creating is something called a Faraday Cage, though not a fully effective one.
    To that I would add, that aluminium is actually one of the better electromagnetically shielding materials, which in this case (pun intended) makes it even worse.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    10-11-2014 02:31 PM
  5. WILLIAM SHEA's Avatar
    Well blast, that's disappointing. So anyone got an idea on a case? 😩 Thanks everyone.
    10-11-2014 05:45 PM

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