iPad 2 protected from rolling car by "extreme" sleeve

Apple's iPad 2 is one of the most popular consumer electronic products, if not the most popular, of 2011. But as more and more of the tablets are sold so are the chances that some of them will find themselves in unfortunate accidents. How do you protect your iPad 2 from being damaged due to, for example, having it be run over by a car?

The company G-Form believes it has a way to protect iPad and iPad 2 tablets with its "extreme" sleeve. Earlier this month we covered a story on how a MacBook Pro survived a balcony drop, and another video showed a 12 pound bowling ball hitting an iPad 2 from a height of three feet with no issues. But seriously, in real life such a situation is not likely (unless you are in the habit of taking your iPad 2 to your local bowling alley). So the folks over at the Mobile Syrup web site decided to have a much more practical and perhaps more extreme test. They tested the G-Form sleeve with the iPad 2 by running it over with a car, something that could certainly happen in real life, especially in densely populated cities.

The video, shown below, shows the final results of Mobile Syrup's test. After throwing the iPad 2 around a couple of times on the street the iPad 2 with the G-Form sleeve got hit pretty hard by a car. While the video that was running on the iPad 2 at the time stopped after the car hit it, you should be able to see that the iPad 2 survived intact and with no ill effects.

The G-Form sleeve comes in both yellow and black for the iPad 2 and sells for about $60. And there's good news for laptop users; G-Form is taking pre-orders for a laptop version of its sleeve for $70.

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I love all the people saying this is rubbish, the material the cover is made from can keep an egg intact from being hit by a hammer or thrown so I expect a more robust device like an iPad to survive.
Also if they show you the product doing this and then you buy one and your product gets broken I think they would be in for a hell of a lawsuit

My question is whether you have the same protection if you drop it on an edge. How much protection is there then? or maybe even if it's on gravel or over a crack on the road?

The only reason I like this video is because of Antoine DuFour - Four Hands Guitar at the end.
<3 Antoine....
Could careless about the iPad or some case, as this has been done before with many other devices and cases. /tootsomeotherhorn

Zappa859 said,
The only reason I like this video is because of Antoine DuFour - Four Hands Guitar at the end.
<3 Antoine....
Could careless about the iPad or some case, as this has been done before with many other devices and cases. /tootsomeotherhorn

Just like you said, you can care less. You obviously care enough to post here. Hint: the saying is "I couldn't care less". what you said means you care

Grayski said,
@ 1:03 the iPad is on a Google Search Results page, yet when it comes back out its at the end of a video clip

Yep, i call bs.

Grayski said,
@ 1:03 the iPad is on a Google Search Results page

No, that's how portrait view looks on the Youtube app.

Not sure what country this test was conducted in but maybe they should try it with a vehicle larger and heavier than a sub-compact. Mid-size family sedans and crossover SUVs rule American roads, thus doing such a test with those types of vehicles makes more sense.

NPGMBR said,
Not sure what country this test was conducted in but maybe they should try it with a vehicle larger and heavier than a sub-compact. Mid-size family sedans and crossover SUVs rule American roads, thus doing such a test with those types of vehicles makes more sense.

America != the world.

Not EVERYONE drives an oversized enviroment destroying car.

NPGMBR said,
Not sure what country this test was conducted in but maybe they should try it with a vehicle larger and heavier than a sub-compact. Mid-size family sedans and crossover SUVs rule American roads, thus doing such a test with those types of vehicles makes more sense.

Video was filmed in Canada. The Licence plate is an Ontario licence plate. Put it in 1080p and you can see the crown in the center .

TurboTuna said,

America != the world.

Not EVERYONE drives an oversized enviroment destroying car.

You're right but for it to be realistic, it really should be tested against a larger car or truck.

Big whoop. WTF cares really. Its not like something like this was the first of its kind or anything. Protectors like this have been out for phones and other devices for a long time.

techbeck said,
Big whoop. WTF cares really. Its not like something like this was the first of its kind or anything. Protectors like this have been out for phones and other devices for a long time.
But now there's one for the iPad.

ccoltmanm said,
I wish I had money to burn on testing the strength of $500+ product.

In this case it sounds like money was only risked on the test but not actually spent since the ipad was undamaged.