A $350 USB device claiming to block 5G radio signals is just a cheap unbranded thumbdrive, report security researchers.
The makers of the "5GBioShield" claim their USB stick can block electrical waves through a "proprietary holographic nano-layer catalyst" technology. It purportedly does this by "balancing" all the existing radiations around you to create a protective bubble 8 meters in diameter, even when the USB drive is unplugged.
The website for the product goes on to make dubious references to "quantum oscillation," "life force frequencies," and "cardiac coherence" in an attempt to convince consumers the science behind the 5GBioShield is legit. But you'll be pretty disappointed if you actually buy the product, according to Pen Test Partners.
The device (sold as the 5GBioShield) is aimed at people who believe conspiracy theories about 5G radio waves—a market whose credulity and susceptibility to unproven or pseudoscientific products is already guaranteed.
That it's something you can buy on Amazon for a fraction of the price[Amazon link] just shows how little work went into the wheeze.
The website selling the thumbdrives is based in the UK. Local regulators and fraud police are on the case: "We consider it to be a scam," Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading Standards, told the BBC.