iPad survives fall from 100,000ft

Clients ask us all the time how best to protect their computers, iPads, notebooks, and other technology from falls, bumps, etc.   There are a number of companies that make protective gear for nearly every kind of device.  G-Form in Rhode Island makes a 6 ounce protective case called the "Extreme Edge".  To demonstrated its effectiveness, they hooked up an iPad with an Extreme Edge to a weather balloon and tracking device.  After release in the Nevada desert, the balloon floated up to the near edge of space, about 100,000 feet where the balloon burst and the package hurtled to the ground.  Yes, the iPad survived.  For pictures and a video:

www.space.com/14172-ipad-survives-fall-edge-space-video.html

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