G-Form is a case manufacturer that’s famous for taking expensive devices and running them over, throwing them off balconies, and dropping bowling balls on top of them. The company is so confident its cases can withstand damage of this magnitude that it’s more than happy to prove it. Its latest trick sees Apple’s latest iPod touch take a 100,000-foot free fall inside the company’s new Xtreme iPhone 5 case. It survives without a scratch.
During its fall, the iPod touch had to withstand -60° (-76F) temperatures, high winds, and “maximum drop speeds,” G-Form says. As it landed, the device slammed into a rocky mountainside near Area 51, 40 miles from its launch site. Incredibly, the device didn’t even pick up a scratch, and still worked perfectly.
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“People are blown away that we could send a device guarded with solely our sleek iPhone case up to 100,000 feet and then let it free fall without worry,” said Thom Cafaro, VP of Innovations for G-Form. “With an ordinary case people might worry if they simply dropped it off of a table or while getting out of their car. This test just proves how confident we are that the new XTREME line will protect against anything.”
G-Form will be demonstrating its new Xtreme cases, which fit a wide variety of Android and iOS devices, at CES in Las Vegas next week. Xtreme cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Samsung Galaxy S III will all be available to purchase by the end of this month.