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CES 2012: We drop a bowling ball on an iPad

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CES 2012: We drop a bowling ball on an iPad

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The 404 gang tests out the outrageous claims that the G-Form Extreme Sleeves can protect your gadgets from a fall from space, or even the smash of a bowling ball.

Speaker 1: Hey, I'm Wilson Tang with the rest of the 404 guys, Justin and Jeff. We're here at the G-Form booth to test out one of... one of the more benign things here at CES, a case. Now, we've seen you know dozen of cases across the years, generally they're just extra soft and you know like if you drop them. This has happened to a lot of friends, they'll crack you know even though they're in the case. G-Forms says that that's because they got the science wrong behind it. The way they've built it and they come from a background of actually athletic, so they built pad for football players, soccer players and the idea is the molecules actually stiffen when there's... when there's a lot of kinetic energy that hits them, right. So they're generally pretty soft at first you know. Like I said they come from athletic background, so you can actually wear a couple of them. They've got... this version right here that goes in the shin you know and they're kind of stylish, but you might have seen their YouTube video, it's running back there right now where they've dropped an iPad from 100,000 ft almost in space. They claim that the iPad actually survived the drop and we're gonna do a little test here ourselves. Justin... Speaker 2: Yeah, that's right. Speaker 1: Strong man over here. He's got a bowling bowl, right? Speaker 2: Yeah, and you know what? To actually put this technology to the test, I've actually stolen Wilson's iPad. That's why I really hope that it can stand behind the product, otherwise Wilson's gonna be out, one really expensive tablet. You don't mind that? Speaker 1: No. No. Speaker 2: Don't worry about it. It'll be fine. It'll be fine. We'll be doing this all day, I think. So this is a real iPad. We had CNET page loaded up and yeah, Wilson, it's okay. Don't worry. It will be fun. I'm sure they'll buy you a new one or whatever. Now, we're gonna put it into the case, zip it up, say goodbye Wilson. We're gonna put this in there. Speaker 1: Sure you're doing it right? Speaker 2: Yup. I hope. Speaker 1: All right. Speaker 2: And here's the bowling bowl. Speaker 1: All right. Speaker 2: So we're gonna put it half way through. Are you ready Wilson? 3, 2, 1. Oh, that didn't sound good. So let's double check to make sure that it's okay. You don't really like this thing, anyway, right? It's fine. Oh, you're gonna be bummed. It's fine. It is still in working condition. Speaker 1: Perfect. Speaker 2: And there it is. Speaker 1: So GForm has a full line of protective cases for iDevices and tablets. They have an iPhone case that you get for $40, gives you that same sort of padding on your iPhone. They make one for 7-inch tablet as well. They call the this the Edge. That 7-inch is $35 and then they have one for the iPad, the 10-inch tablet. They called this the Edge Design, gives you sort of like a clipboard feel. Those are $45 and then this is the big daddy over here, the portfolio which has an opening case, that's gonna set you back $90. Comes in all different kinds of styles too. A camel case, I personally really dig this one. It's pretty awesome. All these are available right now in stores and online. You can go check them out. That's gonna do it for us here at G-Form booth. For the guys on the 404, I'm Jeff Bakalar. Thanks for watching. Keep it here for the rest of CES 2012.

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