Sure, there are things like “terminal velocity” and the definition of “space” that are used a little loosely here, but it is still all kinds of awesome. The conventional definition of the beginning of space is 100 km above sea level, which is 328,084 feet. This is ‘just 100,000′ feet.
As a G-Form Extreme Sleeve owner with an abusive toddler, I can attest that ours has survived about 100,000 feet of drop-age, albeit in 3-foot increments.
The press release is available below:
iPad Survives 100,000+ Foot Fall From Space Near Area 51
PROVIDENCE, RI (January 6, 2012) – 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 6oz Extreme 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.
“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.”
G-Form will be exhibiting its full line of products, including its rugged cases for electronics, protective gear for athletes, as well as unveiling its new iPhone case at CES 2012, which applies this same impressive technology to your mobile device to offer the utmost in protection. Live demonstrations will be done including dropping bowling balls on iPads, and more. Booth # 35661 South Hall
For more information on G-Form, its latest stratosphere demonstration video, or its new iPhone case, please contact PR representative Kristen Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-371-9736 x 123.
G-Form is committed to changing the state of the art in athletic and electronics protection. Founded by athletes who use the products and compete, G-Form’s new technology including RPTTM – Reactive Protective Technology is truly Impact Protection, Revolutionized. http://www.g-form.com
Kristen Bean Account Manager Max Borges Agency 305-371-9736 x123
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