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

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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28 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

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

4. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Try this with lumia 920..

5. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

iPhone has ballz of Steel!!!

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

19. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Hmm..you are actually right!!

9. hltechie unregistered

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.

10. hltechie unregistered

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

11. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 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...

12. brock8687

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 03, 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??

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

26. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

13. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

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

16. smartandcool3

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 17, 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.

18. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

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

22. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. abish1234

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 22, 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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