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iPad dropped from 1300 feet and lives to tell the tale

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iPad dropped from 1300 feet and lives to tell the tale
The folks over at G-Form like making durable products that can stand up to the most extreme situations, but not as much as they like making crazy marketing videos for those products. In the past, we’ve shown them dropping an iPad from 60 feet and running an iPad over with a car. Now, they’ve stepped it up once again by jumping out of a plane, parachuting to 1300 feet, and letting go of two iPads with only an Extreme Edge and Extreme Portfolio case as protection as they plummet back to Earth.

These two protective cases use RPT, or Reactive Protection Technology, to offer a lightweight, water-resistant casing. These cases probably offer more protection that the average klutz needs, but if you feel you need the ultimate in butterfingers protection, the Extreme Edge and the Extreme Portfolio can be had for $44.95 and $89.95 respectively.

source: TechCrunch



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posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:17 1

1. kcwalker16 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


that was insane.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:45 3

2. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


Now G-form has to make protective sky diving suites out of the same material that of the ipad case. Just in case his chute won\'t open.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 22:57 3

3. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


i want an iphone to be able to do that 10 ft above concrete

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 23:15 7

4. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Get a case then.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 01:32 1

9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Thanks for trolling

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:32 2

12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Why was that trolling? Maybe he has an iPhone and genuinely wishes it was more durable.

YOU are the troll for assuming EVERY comment that has the word "iPhone" or "Apple" in it is some "fandroid" (your favorite word) bashing your favorite thing in the world.

Get over yourself you stupid f**k.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 23:47 2

5. sudhar131998 (Posts: 63; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


gee don't you think that's to much . i meant just to test an ipad you have to go on a plane that's exactly 1300ft and then open the door which is more risky to the life and then finally throw it out ALL THIS JUST FOR A TEST!!! Seriously human world is going crazy in the world of tech

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 01:06 2

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


if u didnt notice, ur on a tech site….

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 12:56

13. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


guess they really think their product has the chops. And if the test was successful with both cases maybe it does.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 00:52 4

6. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


if it wasnt for the case it wouldnt survive even a 10ft fall

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 01:07 3

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no duh… thats kinda the whole point of a CASE

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 07:03

10. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


if it wont, what would?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 08:27

11. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


if it would, what wont then? XD

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 13:13

14. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yes, it's a little extreme, but it kind of reminds me of what they do on mythbusters: why do they end up blowing everything up at the end and going further then needed?
Cause they can, cause it's fun, and cause it's fun to watch :D

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:23

15. jemolian (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


can't i just attach the iPad to a lanyard that i am hang on my neck ?

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