FAQs – DefenderPad® Laptop Shield

DefenderPad® Laptop Radiation & Heat Shield

How does the DefenderPad® protect me from harmful laptop and heat radiation?

The heat emitted from the bottom of a laptop can reach temperatures as high as 115° Fahrenheit (46.11° Celsius). Laptops tend to overheat because there is not a proper path for heat ventilation, intake air vents may be clogged with dust, or the laptop no longer operates as designed because of age.

The DefenderPad® does not have cooling fans, however, the thermally-resistive surface material on the top of the DefenderPad® allows the heat produced by laptops to flow away from the laptop and prevents all downward air flow from reaching the body. The DefenderPad® provides a clear venting heat path which keeps the laptop operating without overheating. This kind of air flow pattern significantly reduces the chances of your laptop overheating while also reducing your exposure to potentially dangerous heat levels. In the process of diverting this heat, the DefenderPad® absorbs some portion of the heat and, although warm, the heat on the bottom of the DefenderPad® is well within safety limits.


How Do I Use the DefenderPad® Laptop Shield?

Place the DefenderPad® on your lap with the grippy, rubber surface facing upward and then place your laptop or tablet on top of it. The DefenderPad® blocks EMF emissions moving in the downward direction of the electronic device.


If I use a DefenderPad®, does my laptop emit more dangerous emissions? Will they reflect back at me?

No. When using the DefenderPad® underneath a laptop, EMF radiation emitted from the device does not increase. The laptop emissions that flow in the downward direction from the laptop are absorbed and dissipated by the shielding materials and are never reflected back toward you.


Does the DefenderPad® reduce or block a wireless WiFi signal or router connectivity?

No. WiFi continues to work as designed and the transmitted signal direction is not altered or blocked in any way.


Can the DefenderPad® be used on a desk?

Yes, the DefenderPad® blocks EMF radiation emissions whether the DefenderPad® is placed on a lap, a table or any other surface. It is worth noting that when a laptop is placed on a table or desk, the EMF emissions present less risk to the body because there is space between the laptop and your lap.

When one foot away for example, the dangers from EMF radiation may be significantly reduced by about 80%.


Does the DefenderPad® reduce EMF emitted from a laptop screen?

At this time, there is no shielding material that exists that is transparent and able to block radiation emitted from a laptop or any device screen. However, if you are one foot away or more from your screen, the health risks are significantly reduced.


Can the DefenderPad® work with different size laptop computers?

Yes. The DefenderPad® has been designed to accommodate laptops and tablets with up to 17 inch displays.


Do some laptop radiation protection products shield EMF better than others?

Yes. It is important to review product information carefully. Some products only block your body from Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), but not Radio Frequency (RF), while others shield RF, but not ELF.

DefenderShield® is the worldwide leader because we offer the most comprehensive and effective EMF protection available, based on scientific engineering. DefenderPad® technology conducts, absorbs, and dissipates up to 99% of EMF radiation from 0-10 GHz.

DefenderShield® EMF shielding products block 99.9% of Radio Frequency (RF) EMF radiation, which includes 5G, cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth, and blocks 98.25% of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) emissions. No other products on the market are able to accomplish this.


What materials is the DefenderPad® constructed of?

Built into the DefenderPad® is our highly sophisticated, multi-layered shielding material, processed for maximum radiation-blocking efficiency. DefenderShield® technology blocks up to 99% of EMF radiation from 0-10 GHz, which encompasses almost all frequencies used in the current 5G network. The DefenderPad® is made with a hard bottom, fabricated with food-grade polyurethane and a thermally-resistive, heat-shielding non-slippery rubber surface. The surface is designed to minimize sliding of your laptop and minimize your exposure heat radiation.

The DefenderPad® is non-toxic, human-safe and free of heavy metals, including lead, PVC, BPA, BPS, and other known environmental contaminants.


Does the DefenderPad® become saturated over time?

No, the DefenderPad® does not saturate over time. The DefenderPad® conducts, absorbs, and dissipates all potentially harmful EMF radiation emissions. There is no other way of shielding this broad spectrum range of radiation from electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones, without utilizing a multi-layer solution.

Since the DefenderPad® does not saturate, it is always available for highly efficient shielding. All emissions are contained and are NOT redirected or reflected into the room or toward your body in any way.


How do I clean the DefenderPad®?

The DefenderPad® can be cleaned with a soft, clean cloth and  warm, soapy water. Be sure the DefenderPad® is dry before placing your device on top of it.


What’s the difference between the DefenderPad® and the DefenderShield® Laptop Sleeve?

Both the DefenderShield® Laptop Sleeve and the DefenderPad® offer multiple layers of EMF shielding and block up to 99% of RF and ELF emissions from 0-10 GHz, which encompasses almost all frequencies used in the current 5G network.

The DefenderShield® Laptop Sleeve is slim and light, great for travel, and offers protection for your device while on the go. To protect your laptop, notebook computer or tablet, just slip it into the padded compartment to protect your device against damage.

The DefenderPad® is a little more effective for blocking thermal emissions (heat) because of its heat-resistive, non-slip surface. Add on the DefenderPad® Pillow, an ergonomic memory foam cushion, to turn your DefenderPad® into a comfortable, yet sturdy lap desk.


Does the DefenderPad® Pillow block EMF radiation?

No, the DefenderPad® Pillow itself does not have any EMF radiation shielding capability. It is an accessory designed to be used with the DefenderPd® Laptop Radiation & Heat Shield, which blocks up to 99% of harmful EMF and heat emissions.