iPad takes 500 foot drop from airplane, G-Form Extreme Sleeve saves the day

Summary:Those wacky dudes at G-Form are at it again.

Those wacky dudes at G-Form are at it again.

Apparently, they aren't content enough to torture iPads with 12 pound bowling ball impacts from three feet. Oh no. They had to up the ante.

As if that wasn't a convincing enough reason to pre-order an Extreme Sleeve for your iPad, they had to go and do something completely gonzo -- drop it from 500 feet in the air in an ultralight aircraft.

The result? iPad lived to play a video yet another day. I'm impressed, very impressed.

With all of these impact stunts, I'm beginning to think these dudes are the computer industry version of Jackass. What else can they possibly do to prove this product works as advertised? Fire it out of a cannon into Johnny Knoxville's nads?

Hey, here's an idea. Maybe they can figure out how to save the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook from a 30,000 foot app-less sales nosedive before the Android compatibility comes out this summer.

Are you impressed with the G-Form Extreme Sleeve yet? Talk Back and Let Me Know.

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer... Full Bio

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