G-Form Protected iPhone dropped from 1000 Feet

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Extreme Wingsuit Base Jumpers Drop G-Form Protected iPhone from More than 1000 Feet

Base jumper successfully recovers iPhone undamaged and with full free fall video footage – see video here

Providence, R.I. (Aug. 9, 2012) – Many may have last seen Gary Connery posed as the Queen mum while parachuting into the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games in London. About 24 hours prior to that stunt, however, Connery traveled with G-Form to test some of their latest extreme body protective gear and newest smartphone cases.

Connery joined world-renowned fellow wingsuit and base jumpers Brett Kistler and Jamie Flynn on the Eiger in Switzerland. Suited up in G-Form’s extreme protective compression gear, the team captured some spectacular footage and breathtaking views, while flying in wingsuits at well over 100 mph.

Equipped to take video with iPhones protected by G-Form cases, the wingsuit trio spontaneously decided to test the technology in G-Form’s typical extreme fashion by dropping one of the iPhones from more than 1000 feet. The iPhone records the entire free fall and subsequent ground-impact. The phone is recovered by Connery after his return to the ground and is completely undamaged in its G-Form case without even a glitch in the video.

G-Form’s revolutionary RPT (reactive protection technology) is designed and molded 100 percent in the USA, and can absorb 94 percent of impact force through a molecular change and momentary stiffening. The technology protects both athletes and electronics without bulk or thickness. The revolutionary protective apparel can be thrown in the wash like any piece of clothing and fits comfortably under other apparel.

“Perhaps the best part,” notes Brett Kistler, “is that I completely forgot I had the G-Form extreme protective gear on even though I was basically wearing it from head to toe. I was sitting with my friends, hours after the jump, when someone asked me about the RPT gear. Then, I remembered, I was still wearing it!”

The new G-Form iPhone cases with RPT technology are available now in Staples and other major retailers in a variety of styles, and G-Form will be releasing versions for the Samsung Galaxy S® III shortly along with versions for the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch, as soon as those devices reach the market. G-Form athletic gear can be found at local sports specialty stores through G-Form’s network of global distributors and online at www.g-form.com.

Watch the breathtaking footage of the Eiger wingsuit flight and the 1000 foot iPhone drop to earth here.

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About G-Form
G-Form is committed to changing the state of the art in athletic and electronics protection. It was founded by athletes who use the products for their electronics and also to compete, G-Form’s new technology including RPT™ – Reactive Protective Technology- uses science to offer protection without traditional limits. http://www.g-form.com

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Source – Kristen Bean

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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