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iPhone 5 100,000 foot drop test video

Under: Accessories, Apple iPhone
Date: January 4th, 2013

Over the years we have seen many drop test videos, some of them taking things to the extreme, and one such case manufacture does seem to take testing smartphones to the limits to see if a device can survive when wearing one of their cases. That case manufacturer is G-Form, who have now published a video testing out their new Xtreme case for the iPhone 5, and naturally we have that footage for our readers viewing consideration below.

We have seen a few G-Form case test videos in the past such as with the original Apple iPad being dropped from 500 foot, and we have even seen the iPad 2 having a bowling ball dropped onto it to see if it can survive the impact, and of course both of these Apple products survived the tests.

However today’s iPhone 5 G-Form Xtreme case drop test video actually drops the latest iOS smartphone from 100,000 feet up near Area 51 in the Nevada desert, making this the most extreme drop test conducted with an iPhone case.

The G-Form Xtreme iPhone 5 case features a slim and lightweight design and manufactured from G-Form’s propriety Reactive Protection Tech (RPT) that stiffens on impact to absorb in excess of 90 percent of the impact force, whilst the open frame design delivers access to the touch screen and the raised sides protect the display.

The iPhone 5 Xtreme case has a polycarbonate outer shell, an RPT core and then a shock absorbing layer, and is available in five colours, red, black, blue, silver and black/red, and command a price tag of $39.99 a pop from the G-Form website.

The weather balloon took the iPhone 5 protected by the Xtreme case up to 100,000 feet above the Earth where the balloon burst sending the iOS handset plummeting back to Terra Firma, and the team tracked the device in a helicopter locating it 41-miles from the launch site after the handset was subjected to temperatures as low as 60 degrees below zero.

So the question is how well did that Xtreme case protect the iPhone 5? Well you should know by now I’m not going to say, but rather let you head on down and mash that play button to find out the result for yourself, otherwise there would be no real point in embedding the video, so get to it and enjoy.

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