iPhone turned hockey puck survives 82 mph slapshot

Could new iPhone case enable new rash of recreational smartphone abuse?

Because sometimes Siri is just a little too snarky... Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

If you've ever wanted to take out the day's frustrations on your iPhone, go grab the nearest hockey stick and get ready to vent.

Today, G-Form--the Rhode Island company behind heavy-duty iPad covers that it likes to test by dropping tablets from great heights--is debuting its first rugged protective cases for the iPhone 4 and 4S. True to form, the product demonstration for the new "X-Protect" case is pretty punishing.

Check out the video below to see the $39.95 case turned into a puck and surviving what G-Form claims is an 82 mph slapshot. The iPhone case is also available in different colors and in an "Extreme Grid" design. It can be preordered now and is set to arrive by the end of the month.

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Crave freelancer Eric Mack is a writer, radio producer, and podcaster based in Taos, N.M., but he lives in Google+. He's also managing editor of Crowdsourcing.org and has written e-books on both Alaska and Android. E-mail Eric.

 

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