Car Vs. Apple iPad 2: Which One Wins?

May 23, 2011
Cadillac CTS or iPad2: who wins? Image: YouTube user SoldierKnowsBest

Cadillac CTS or iPad2: who wins? Image: YouTube user SoldierKnowsBest

Would you jump up and down on your iPad 2, smash it with a hammer and then drive over it repeatedly with a car? Chances are good that your answer to those questions would be “no,” yet that’s exactly what product tester and YouTube reviewer SoldierKnowsBest did in the video below to test the durability of a new iPad protective sleeve from G-Form.

Made from a variable density foam that G-Form calls RPT (for Reactive Protection Technology), the sleeve feels like a conventional closed-cell foam, which is to say it’s soft to the touch. Strike the foam or compress it quickly, and the material hardens to provide additional impact resistance.

The G-Form case should be a must-have item for all Hyundai Equus buyers, as the owner's manual is delivered exclusively on an iPad. Similar reactive foam is used in a variety of products, including armored motorcycle riding gear. In a crash, the impact instantly stiffens the foam and disperses the impact over a wider area, reducing the chance of serious injury.  If it can keep an iPad 2 intact after being driven over repeatedly by a Cadillac CTS, chances are good it can help keep your elbows and knees in one piece, too.

Does it work well enough to prevent a Cadillac CTS from turning an iPad2 into an expensive pile of scrap? Watch the video below to find out. We probably would be remiss if we didn’t remind you of the cardinal rule of all YouTube videos: whatever you do, don’t try this at home.


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