iPad dropped from 1300 feet and lives to tell the tale

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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15 Comments

1. kcwalker16

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

that was insane.

2. Mr.phone.guy.

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

3. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

4. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Get a case then.

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thanks for trolling

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

5. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 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

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

no duh… thats kinda the whole point of a CASE

10. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

if it wont, what would?

11. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

if it would, what wont then? XD

14. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 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

15. jemolian

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

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

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