VIDEO: iPad survives fall from space!
Don't you hate it when that happens?
Have you ever dropped an electronic device only to see it break? Witness that once and you'll be persuaded to protect your investment with a case. Those cases can protect your device during a fall from, let's say a table, but what about from space?
Don't you hate it when you drop you iPad from space?
Makers of the protective cases conducted a publicity stunt in the Nevada desert using an iPad, one of their cases, and a weather balloon. You can see where this is going.
The video shows a working iPad protected by a G-Form Extreme Edge case. The tablet and case are attached to a camera and balloon contraption when released. The camera footage records the rise to approximately 100,000 ft. The height is so extreme the curvature of Earth is clearly visible against the black of space.
Eventually the balloon bursts and the scene spins out of control as the iPad begins accelerating back to the ground. The footage shows the brown Nevada countryside rushing up until the tablet lands with a thud amid a clump of dried weeds on a hillside.
After the fall, the iPad is unscathed, working normally and no worse for its wear.
While such level of protection is probably a bit much for everyday use on Earth, it is still nice to know such protection is available.
However, amateur space enthusiasts will know that the iPad in the video is not actually the first iPad in space. Notably, the iPad did not actually make it to the edge of space, although it rose well above the altitude at which aircraft operate. Meanwhile, two iPads beat this high-flying example by traveling to the International Space Station in October of last year. The devices were sent to provide entertainment for the cosmonauts and astronauts there.
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