updated 02:00 am EDT, Fri May 6, 2011
Casing offers repeated protection against impact
As proof that their new Extreme Sleeve for laptop computers is rugged and dependable, athletic gear company G-Form dropped a 13-inch MacBook Pro from a 20-foot balcony to demonstrate its durability. The case is designed for notebook "road warriors" who carry their laptop everywhere with them, and thus offers maximum protection against the drops, dings and other shocks that mobile computers are subjected to on a routine basis -- but can also guard the computer in case of a disastrous event.
The company's own Extreme Sleeve for iPad sustained a 500-foot drop from an airplane and the shock of a 12-pound bowling ball in other videos (the MacBook Pro demonstration is seen below). The company uses Reactive Protection Technology, which is a combination of Poron XRD and proprietary G-Form technology that causes the case to instantly stiffen on impact, absorbing over 90 percent of the energy involved in a drop. The case is also designed to be water-resistant.
The Extreme Sleeve for Laptops is now available for pre-order, selling for $70. It is expected to arrive June 1st, and will later become available through retail channels as well as the company's website. The Extreme Sleeve is available in either yellow or black.