I just got a new keyboard and while I like getting cool things for review, getting a new keyboard is one of those things that I hate. I’ve been using the same one for years, and moving to his one is going to take a lot to get accustomed to. Anyway, here’s a real extreme case, the Extreme Edge case from G-Form protected an iPad that fell 100,000 feet. Now that’s one durable and protective case surely. If I had an iPad mine would be in that case you can bet.
G-Form, a company well known for delivering the most extreme electronics cases and athletic pads, launched an iPad clad solely in the company’s 6ozExtreme Edge case into space and then let it free-fall back to Earth.
The company released a stunning hi-def video Thursday where the nearly naked iPad is shown hanging above the Earth in the blackness of space. In the video, the iPad is lifted to over 100,000 feet by a weather balloon which bursts at altitude, then releasing the iPad to free-fall to Earth where it crash lands on a rocky hillside in the Nevada countryside. Perhaps even more remarkable than the dramatic hi-def footage itself is the fact that the iPad survives the adventure, remaining fully functional.
See video HERE.
“As far as we know, this is the first iPad ever in space,” said G-Form’s VP innovations, Thom Cafaro, “And definitely it’s the first iPad that’s ever free-fallen from space and survived to play more movies. We are usually known for making the most protective gear on the planet,” he continued,” so we decided why not raise the bar to off the planet too.”