The iPad may not have been blasted off to space aboard a shuttle like its sibling the iPhone, but it has reached 100,000' above sea level attached to a weather balloon. It also fell from that altitude after the balloon burst ? and survived its crash landing on a rocky hillside in Nevada. If you're wondering how the iPad remained fully-functional, it's because it was protected with a 6-ounce Extreme Edge case by G-Form, which is the company behind the project.
"It's the first iPad that's ever free-fallen from space and survived to play more movies," says G-Form's Vice President for innovations, Thom Cafaro. It's worth noting, however, that outer space doesn't technically begin until 328,084' above sea level. Regardless, the iPad surviving a 100,000' free fall is still more impressive than the company's previous stunts. G-Form once sent an iPad skydiving from a height of 1,300', and tossed another one out of a Porsche speeding at 113 mph.
G-Form is exhibiting its full line of products and unveiling its new iPhone case at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
This article was written by Mariella Moon and originally appeared on Tecca
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