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Gadget Reporting Can be Hazardous to Your Gadget’s Well Being



Oh, do I feel for Jason Perlow of Tech Broiler on ZDNet. He was testing out a new iPad 2 case called the G-Form Extreme Sleeve on video. When his wife asked to assist his demo by tossing the encased iPad 2 onto the back porch he let her go ahead. Ooops. The iPad hit on a corner and, well, you can see the damage in the video.

Fortunately, Jason had been told by the makers of the G-Form Extreme that they’d cover his back if any testing went wrong so he’ll be getting a new iPad to replace the broken one. And they are working hard on improving the case so this won’t happen again.

But you can just hear the anguish in his voice as he dutifully continues his video review of the product.



  1. Uncle Mikey

    05/07/2011 at 1:52 pm

    On the one hand, I’m glad someone actually did this test, because it was something I think a lot of us were curious about. It’s all well and good to know that something will survive a relatively flat fall when wrapped in one of these cases, but corners hits are always the real killer, anyway.

    Good to hear that G-Form are stepping up both to cover the damage and to improve the product, but you have to wonder why they hadn’t tested this scenario themselves!

    I’ll be keeping my eye open, because the G-Form cases look like an amazing idea (and I love the idea of a material that only hardens on impact — we live in the future!), but protection against corner hits is key!

  2. ethibault

    05/07/2011 at 5:02 pm

    Well it started like a product demo it ended in the humour section

    you’ll be the star of the end of the year TV show !

    congratulations !

    You wife will be hired by Mobile Demand for thorough testing !

  3. Champ Alreja

    01/13/2013 at 12:37 am

    I think the end result, the new case, is really good.

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