Watch a case designed for the Apple iPhone 5 protect a device from a 100,000 foot fall
posted by Alan F. / Jan 04, 2013, 2:11 AM
fifth-generation Apple iPod which was used for the test. The device encountered temperatures as low as 60 degrees F below zero as it was attached to a weather balloon that reached a peak height of 100,000 feet. The balloon then started plummeting to earth and was found 41 miles from the launch site without a scratch, in perfect working condition. It wasn't the first time that G-Form sent the Apple iPod 100,000 feet up to test its case as a similar stunt was tried almost exactly one year ago. Last February, an Apple iPhone 4 placed in a G-Form case was used as a puck and traveled as fast as 82mph. It survived.
While the Apple iPod that was sent into space survived, the video camera aboard conked out at 60,000 feet due to the cold weather. The same thing happened to the back-up sports action camera aboard that failed halfway through the fall to earth, again, due to the cold.
G-Form will be displaying it's latest Xtreme cases at CES 2013 and will be shipping this month for the Apple iPhone 5, 5th-generation Apple iPod, Apple iPad, Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Pricing starts at $39.99. To order, you can visit the sourcelink.
source: G-Form via Aving.net
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better idea: turn the video recorder on on the iphone and just chuck that thing out of a plane. More accurate test to see if it would really survive. plus the camera wouldn't die of "extreme cold" lol
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:17 AM 11
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But what about the shock? Case that slim can never absorb huge shock damage. Internals would stop working even from a shock it gets by dropping it from, say 12 feet.
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:22 AM 3
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it was in the dessert kind of land. Even without casing i think iPhone will not be destroyed because of the soft surface.
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:33 AM 2
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It's not even what type of surface the phone hit when it landed. The camera pack has a little parachute to slow everything down before it hits the ground. It's probably a good case, but until they just throw in the phone with the case off the plant at 100,000 ft and survive I will never believe this...
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 11:57 AM 0
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did anyone saw this video?.... this is my son http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:35 AM 0
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I would have believed the iPod survived the impact if they'd shown the video that it hit the ground
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:47 AM 1
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That's roughly around 30.5Km for those who live in the civilized world with proper units.. degrees F, miles, feet? Are you still living in the 18th century?
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:51 AM 5
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This is how they should have carried this "Drop test".. Drop iPhone from 100K feet, then drop Lumia 920 without any protection on it, then for the "Ultra Drop Test" drop Nokia 3310 on iPhone(if it survives the first round) :P :P
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 3:01 AM 0
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100,000ft?! Wow! That's, er, oh yeah... terminal velocity. As long as it hits terminal velocity it doesn't really matter what height they drop it from.
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 7:15 AM 1
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its all about more is better....kinda like when stores put the clearance label on something when the clearance price is probably higer than the regular price yet people will still tear it off the shelf just cause they read that magical word and they assume their getting the best deal....same can be said with saying it can protected from a 100k ft fall....i say for a real test lets put the case and phone in the partical collider thingy and see how it performs :) since they want to be d**ks and prey on peoples lack of knowledge...
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 3:03 PM 0
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Another day, another iphone case article. Although in fairness to apple (While do I feel dirty now?) other than the daily lawsuit/patent BS, what else is there really to talk about with them? maybe that's why a new case is considered newsworthy?
posted on Jan 04, 2013, 2:52 PM 0
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