We have seen a number of drop tests for iPhone 5 cases since the release a few months ago, but you can’t get much higher than a weather balloon at 100,000 feet above the Earth. This is exactly what a video claims to show, which sees those behind the G-Form XTREME iPhone 5 case giving an iDevice one hell of a drop.
The video can be seen below this article that comes with the tagline “iPhone 5 case protects device from 100,000 foot free fall“. The G-Form iPhone 5 case can be found on the official website, which features a lightweight and slim design that’s shockproof. The design allows for access to all ports and full use of the touch screen. The video is aiming to test G-Form’s proprietary Reactive Protection Technology, which will absorb around 90% of the force when dropped thanks to the material becoming stiffer on impact.
The video in question has past 90,000 views in its first 24 hours online, although some of these viewers are a little skeptical over its authenticity. Some people wonder why the video creators “didn’t you show the full fall and impact“. We understand their concerns considering the video shows the G-Form iPhone 5 case drop from a long way up, but you don’t see all the crash landing.
Another viewer felt that the moment video had been shut off this test “lost all credibility“. This had obviously been a marketing stunt by the company behind the G-Form iPhone 5 case, and they wanted its “XTREME” name to be demonstrated in an extreme way.
Are you impressed with this drop test from 100,000 feet? We would’ve liked to see the iPhone 5 case detach from the balloon totally, and if they used the iPhone 5 camera then that would have been even better.