Saturday, January 07, 2012

iPad Survives 100,000+ Foot Fall From Space Near Area 51 -- 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.

1 comment:

  1. An interesting demonstration.

    Big sky, little airplane and little iPad. An (small) object falling, uncontrolled. The odds of hitting/being hit by an airplane during the free fall might be small but .......... The odds of hitting a building or a vehicle are also small but ....... Fresh fodder for a new State Farm ad 'we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two'?