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iPhone (almost) survives a close encounter with a sniper rifle bullet

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iPhone (almost) survives a close encounter with a sniper rifle bullet
Do you know this YouTube guy - RatedRR? Yes, the one who likes shooting at various gadgets (with weapons, not camera) and uploading the result to the video sharing site for all to see. Well, it looks like his latest victim is an iPhone (4 or 4S), which he decided to shoot with a Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle.

Thankfully, the iPhone had some protection in the form of the bullet-proof Marudai case, otherwise it wouldn't have stood a chance. The result after the shot? Well, the iPhone, inside its gigantic, armored case, flied a few meters away, almost falling off a cliff. Unfortunately, although the delicate glass body of the phone was intact, it still didn't want to power on, but it's not known if this was due to the impact from the shot or to its little journey to the edge of the cliff after that.

Finally, RatedRR confirmed that the Marudai case, which, by the way, sells for the whooping $665, managed to stop the .50 caliber round, although, due to some strange consequences, the iPhone itself did not really survive.

If someone's interested in this kind of extreme protection for their iPhone, they can check Marudai's website, where they can learn more about the bulletproof case or simply order it.

via: Cnet



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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:13 8

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


meh... I'm waiting the 'will it blend' show instead :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:24 2

4. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Try this with lumia 920..

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 06:26 1

5. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


iPhone has ballz of Steel!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:41 3

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Give me the Barrett
M82A1 sniper rifle and i'll show you if the iPhone even has a ball.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:58

19. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Hmm..you are actually right!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:25 3

9. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)


He kept saying "It's not powering on" yet he was clicking the center button... NOT THE POWER BUTTON! Derp da derp!

Still a cool case.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:26

10. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)


I mean, I'm sure the phone was broken from the impact of the bullet/hitting the rock but still.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:50

11. Bozzor (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Damn: a .50 cal is something that is designed to penetrate an engine block in a car at 1 km+. Very impressive that the iPhone survived external damage form the bullet and was caught out by either the rocks or by the high G force impact...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:54 3

12. brock8687 (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


useless article..... seriously guys..... how many are gonna buy a 665$ bullet proof case for a phone?? and who takes his smartphone along into the battlefield??

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:28

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


exactly my point such a dumb ass fat ugly case.who the hell wants to protech their iPhone over themselves plus he didn't even shoot it IN THE MIDDLE of the screen such a bad shooter. plus he DON'T REALIZE the iphone is made from glass what a idiot

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 23:58 1

26. garz_pa (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Must be aimed for James Bond. But I'm sure Q has something much stronger that this lying around his lab..

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 07:57 3

13. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


whats the point of this video? he did not shoot at the phone, only the case

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:43 2

16. smartandcool3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Why the hell title is little bit misleading?????
It should be "iphone case survives" not the "iphone survives", I bet that the phone case can save many other different phones, too.

Oh, I forgot I'm on a "iphonearena.com".

Anyways will you please upload any video of shooting new "icrap5", because I would love to see the "iphone5" get destroyed.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:28

18. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Too bad the phone still broke from the force of bullet impact.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:01

22. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:26

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This HAVE TO BE THE UGLIEST DUMB PHONE CASE ACCESSORY yet who the hell wants to shot a damn iPad when u can burn it or bury it in water and his aiming sucks DIDN'T HIT THE MIDDLE OF IT. and the phone is CRACK LMFAO didn't think bout the phone is made from glass did ya. what a idiot. you killed your iphone give u plus 1 point for that

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 23:28 1

25. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


oh pls.... if u happen to have a lot of free time.. go play maps on ur iphone 5...dont post such dumb articles....

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