by Brent Dirks
August 10, 2012
G-Form is at it again. One of my favorite accessory makers really enjoys torture testing iOS devices using its technology. And its most recent video is definitely a blast to watch as a protected iPhone survives a free-fall from more than 1,000 feet. Base jumper Gary Connery, who was recently seen “posing” as the Queen while parachuting into the opening ceremonies of the London Olympic Games, traveled to Switzerland with a group of other jumpers to test G-Form’s protective compression athletic gear. The jumpers had iPhone’s protected with the company’s cases during the jumps to take video. On a whim, one of the testers decided to drop the iPhone from around 1,000 feet. And as you can see, the iPhone recorded the entire fall and painful impact on the ground. Click here if you can’t see the video. And the iPhone survived completely undamaged. Connery was able to find the iPhone after the fall and make a quick video (even though someone should tell him about videos in portrait mode). This is far from the first stunt that G-Form has recorded to show off its technology. Earlier this summer, the company dropped iPads protected by its series of new cases, from 35 feet onto a Best Buy parking lot. Not surprisingly, the tablets were just fine. But that doesn’t hold a candle to a video made earlier this year that saw an iPad, protected by the company’s Reactive Protective Technology, surviving a 100,000-foot fall from near space. I recently reviewed G-Form’s Extreme Grid case and was really impressed with the technology that provides, lightweight rugged protection. While I can’t say I’d ever volunteer my iPhone or iPad for these torture tests, I can’t wait to see what G-Form does next.