The iPhone 4 has received more than its share of bad rap because of how fragile it is. Unlike its predecessors, this iPhone 4 can easily break with a single drop. And we know just how likely it is for users to drop their iPhone 4. In spite of the fact that it is easily one of the most prized possessions of many people, one just can’t avoid dropping their gadget every now and then. With other gadgets, there is always a second chance. They might still work even after a drop. With the iPhone 4, there is also that chance, but it is more likely that you would have to buy a new one. (Make it the iPhone 5 when it comes out.)
Recognizing this issue, Griffin Technology has come up with a solution for clumsy iPhone 4 owners: the Survivor Extreme-Duty Case for iPhone 4. If their tests are to be believed, then you can drop your iPhone 4 – even kick it! – and still be able to use it properly. That is, as long as you have the case. It is supposed to meet – even exceed US and UK military standards! Check out these numbers relating to the tests the case has passed.
- Shock/Drop: Concrete floor from 6′ (1.8m)
- Wind/Rain: 1 hour at 200mm/hr
- Vibration: 18 hours at 20-2000 Hz
- Sand/Dust: 3 hours at up to 18 m/s
Pretty impressive, don’t you think? Words and numbers don’t mean much until you’ve seen the case in action, though.
As the disclaimer at the beginning of the video says, don’t try any of those things at home. While the Survivor case is meant to protect your phone, it just is plain silly to tempt fate!
Anyhow, the frame of the Survivor case for the iPhone 4 is made of polycarbonate that is shatter-resistant, and to add more protection, it is covered with silicone, which is shock-absorbing. As for the screen – which might very well be the most sensitive part of your device – it is also protected by a clear protector which will not be a hindrance to normal usage.
For a mere $49.99 (at the Griffin Store). You can choose from white, black, olive green, and pink (yes pink!). If you want it cheaper, try Amazon and eBay.
Go ahead and bring your iPhone 4 to the beach or to wherever you’re going. With this case, you can rest easy.