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Most people who know me personally quickly learn how hard I am on my electronic gear. Pretty much everything I own — iPhone, iPad, notebooks, cameras, and so on — usually ends up running the risk of being rained on, washed away, blown away, eroded by Mother Nature, or otherwise trodden on or driven over by careless humans.
Bottom line, if I don't go to great lengths to protect my gear, it's not going to last that long. And I'm not alone here. Increasingly, people are taking delicate electronics in the form of smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and cameras, out into the elements and expecting them to work, day in, day out.
Since I've got a lot of experience taking my equipment out into the elements, I thought I'd share with you the kit I use to make sure my electronics live to see another day. And just so there's no ambiguity, this is the gear that I actually use (and trust) to protect my stuff.
iPhone: G-Form Xtreme
While I think that the iPhone is a thing of beauty, it's far too fragile to be allowed out naked into the world I inhabit.
To give my iPhone a fighting chance, I've put mine into a G-Form Xtreme case. This is manufactured from Reactive Protection Technology, a material that stiffens on impact in order to absorb over 90 percent of the force. The case also adds significant grip to the otherwise slippery handset.
So far, despite a number of close calls with gravity, my iPhone lives on!