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iPhone 5 Drop Test Video Tests iPhone 5 Case



While those of us in the U.S. are still waiting for FedEx and UPS to deliver the iPhone 5, Australian case maker Cygnett has already had their phones for a few hours. Cygnett used that time to film a drop test to demonstrate the protection of their WorkMate rugged iPhone 5 case.

To test the case Cygnett bought two brand new iPhone 5s and brought them into an alleyway to drop them on concrete. Cygentt dropped the first phone tested without a case and came out with a number of cracks, scuffs, and dents on the glass front and the metal shell.

Read: Best iPhone 5 Cases

The second iPhone 5, clad in a WorkMate case fared better. Watch the iPhone 5 drop test in the video below.

The WorkMate case protected the iPhone 5 from the drop, and the only markings on the phone when it emerged from the case were fingerprints from putting the iPhone 5 in the case.

To protect the iPhone 5 the WorkMate case uses a two-part construction. There’s a soft silicon piece that covers the phone which has ridges to help absorb any shock. The second piece is a hard polycarbonate shell that’s rubberized to give users an easy grip on their device.

Cygnett WorkMate

Cases aren’t for everyone, but given the results of this video the WorkMate looks like a worthwhile investment for users who fear they’ll break their phone by dropping it. The WorkMate is surprisingly thin for a case that provides such protection. It’s currently available on Cygnett’s website for $29.99.



  1. Joe

    10/02/2012 at 2:23 pm

    The workmate case is nice but I prefer the looks of some other rugged iPhone 5 cases such as ones listed at I guess cases come down to personal preferences.

  2. Paulie

    12/20/2012 at 12:13 pm

    My Edge Desing case i slick and super durable

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