Madness: iPhone case deflects .50 caliber bullet on video

A bulletproof iPhone case that claims to protect against .50 caliber sniper rifle bullets gets put to the test on film.

Right before the moment of impact. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

One guy has definitely found the ultimate gig -- shooting at inanimate objects with high-powered weaponry and monetizing the results through videos on YouTube.

That gentleman, known online as RatedRR (Richard Ryan), shoots up a Marudai bulletproof iPhone case with a high-powered sniper rifle for our enjoyment. The very thick iPhone case came out last April with tank-like aesthetics and the claim of being able to withstand a .50 caliber bullet. Aside from a boisterous weight of 4.6 pounds, the Japanese iPhone case costs 52,000 yen ($665).

Weapon wise, RatedRR uses a Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle to test the Marudai. A direct shot occurs just below the center of the rear of the phone, completely pulverizing the stand it stood upon and knocking the case back many feet. The ensuing results may surprise you, but then again, you get what you pay for.

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Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.

 

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