Amazon CEO Awarded Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Gregory Hart have been awarded a patent that outlines a number of innovative solutions to protect portable devices from hard impacts. One of the methods involves a deployable airbag that is activated when the device's sensors detect its fall from heights.
Another idea details the use of jets of compressed gas to orientate the dropped device so that it can be cushioned by a deployed airbag or springs. Details of the patent can be viewed here; the different solutions highlighted in this patent appear to be figments of an imaginative mind and may never see their mainstream usage in portable devices.