Macbook Pro Survives 20 foot Balcony Drop due to G-Form Case

Posted on May 4 2011 - 9:41pm by Richard Sharp

Tom Cafaro of G-form is fast getting a reputation for being the world’s worst technology vandal. Last month he showcased the G-Form case for the iPad 2 by launching a bowling ball at it and then throwing it out of a helicopter only to reveal that the second gen tablet remained unscathed. To be fair that’s the main selling point of these super tough cases and today a new video has been released showing off the G-form for Macbook Pro.

Cafaro, Cafaro let down your…case

Taking to the balcony like a modern day Rapunzel Cafaro wraps up a 2011 Macbook Pro in the self proclaimed ‘soft and floppy, extreme protection’ case and throws it off a balcony.

As predicted he rushes down to discover that the Macbook pro is good as new and boots up without any problems, so how does this work?

The outer shell of the case is covered in Halo-esk angles which helps dissipate some of the energy but it’s the clever stuffing that does the majority of the work. Dubbed PORON XRD, the material is soft when being carried but turns rigid on impact forming a hard yet absorbent layer around the Macbook Pro – it’s all very clever and a worthy investment if you are clumsy.

Granted the test did involve the laptop being dropped on an even keel, we wonder how it would fair if it landed on the corner or side – that would be a test.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think.

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Via: Geek

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  1. Pete May 5, 2011 at 11:03 am - Reply

    That is amazing, i'm always breaking stuff so this is perfect.

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