The patent for a case that can protect an iPhone X from a 100-foot drop was filed in 1883 – toilet paper on a roll.
Admittedly, the history isn’t quite right, but the hosts of the YouTube channel GizmoSlip did discover that an iPhone X nestled in two rolls of toilet paper can fall form a drone high in the sky and look and work like new.
To set the record straight, the original patent for toilet paper claimed only it would protect one’s hand and the paper selected for the GizmoSlip stunt over the weekend was Charmin Ultra Soft Mega Plus, a more recent TP upgrade.
The hosts selected this particular paper because it measured the widest of all the rolls in the store at 5 inches.
The ends of the iPhone X were sticking out when it was placed in a single roll, so they decided to use two rolls taped together to fully cover the phone and keep it from slipping out mid-fall.
The rolled handset bounced off one of the host’s truck before coming to a rest. The iPhone X came out scratch free and powered up as if it was pulled fresh from its box.
GizmoSlip is one of the more popular tech destruction channels on YouTube, which is home to a number of hosts who film themselves putting devices through a gauntlet of extreme abuse, from bullets to lava.
On a recent episode, GizmoSlip turned a $3,000 Surface Book 2 into a skateboard.