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Case maker Urban Armor Gear sends a protected iPhone 6 into lower space

Case maker Urban Armor Gear sends a protected iPhone 6 into lower space

Hardware Apps
January 15, 2015

Back in November, accessory maker Urban Armor Gear was able to send an iPhone 6 on quite a unique journey.

The handset, protected with the company’s Composite case, was sent to 101,000 feet above the Earth via a weather balloon and suffered temperatures as low as -79 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here’s the video that shows some highlights of the 3 hour and 45 minute trip. Click here if you can’t see it.

On the journey back down to Earth, the iPhone was hit with rotation speeds of up to 150 RPM as the flight rig and parachute attempted to stabilize. As you could see on the video, the rig broke apart on landing, giving the phone a nice jolt.

But the iPhone was completely unharmed from the trip and remained fully functional.

If you’re interested in learning more about the case, I reviewed the same case back in October and came away impressed. It is lightweight and easy to hold, and the extra-added protection on the corners really makes it a winner.

The iPhone 6 model retails for $34.95 while the same case for the iPhone 6 Plus is $5 more. Both can be ordered from Urban Armor Gear’s site now in a number of color choices.

For other news today, see: Nearly 800,000 Bank of America customers have enrolled in Apple Pay, Game on? Apple patent details an awesome iPhone home button with a built-in joystick, and Some of this year’s Academy Award best picture nominees are already available to stream.

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