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CES 2012: G-Form case takes hard knocks to protect your gear

Consumer Reports News: January 11, 2012 09:08 AM

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At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, there's no shortage of cases and accessories designed to protect mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets from the rigors of travel. But a company called G-Form offered one of the more impressive demonstrations of its ware's protective power that we've seen at the trade show.

G-Form uses a proprietary technology that consists of polyurethane foam which hardens on impact. First used for gear to protect athletes from injuries on the playing field, the G-Form foam is woven into cases and sleeves that fit popular electronics such as Apple iPhones and iPads, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and laptop computers.

To demonstrate how well the G-Form material performs, company representatives dropped a bowling ball onto a bag of M&M candies sandwiched between flexible G-Form foam. The result? The candies remained whole—much like the Apple iPad in this similar video demonstration placed online by G-Form.

Still not impressed? Last week, the company also released an online video purporting to show how a G-Form case protected an iPad from a 100,000-foot fall.

An iPad Is Dropped From The Edge Of Space - And Still Works? [Forbes]

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