It seems ironic to post this after Cam just talked about how incredible this product is, but the G-Form Extreme Sleeve may have one flaw. Though it can protect your iPad from a bowling ball, keep in tact after sky diving, and survive being run over by a car, it can’t handle being tossed onto the concrete in one man’s backyard. Maybe this sleeve isn’t as indestructible as we all once thought. The key to its protection is in the material and how it spreads the impact across the entire case. A nice comparison, made by Jason Perlow in this video, is that the case works in the opposite way of a memory-foam mattress. Instead of absorbing inward on impact, it hardens and forces the impact away. However, this only works when the case lands on its “belly.” As Perlow’s wife demonstrates in their backyard, the iPad isn’t nearly as protected when it lands on its side or corner. This is because all that protects the sides are the zipper, not the floppy and indestructible fabric that G-Form advertises.
I’m not trying to discourage anyone from buying the sleeve (trust me I still think it’s awesome and capable of some amazing things), but I think it is important that everyone sees what G-Form doesn’t want you to. Check it out and let me know if this changes your mind about buying the G-form Extreme Sleeve.