Cases rarely grace these pages, but we're all about rugged computing. If
a company enables a mobile machine to become even more mobile by
letting it operate safely in less-than-safe places, that's a big win in
our mind. Loads of rugged tablets have made their way out over the
years, and Panasonic's ToughBook
line has become famous for being able
to work in some pretty insane conditions.
The Ballistic HD (Hard Core) case is a new one for Apple's iPhone 4,
which is known for cracking easily when dropped from just a few feet up
(with no case, of course). This new shell is tested to meet MIL-STD 810G
specifications, and it's the only iPhone
4 case to do so. That's saying
a lot given just how long the phone has been out, but the case is no
less impressive. There's a shock absorption ring around the edges, an
interchangeable outer gel skin layer, front facing inward holster and
built-in screen protector. It also incorporates connector seals, water
resistant meshes and tough lenses to ensure that moisture, dust/dirt and
other corrosive materials do not enter into the connector, speaker and
Shock (Drop test), Vibration, Extreme Temperatures, Humidity, and Dust
were all tested during certification, and at $49.99, it's actually
cheaper than some other cases. Not bad if you're planning to push your
iPhone to the limit, we suppose!
Ballistic HC (Hard Core) Meets Military Specifications
Most rugged case on the market tested and proven to meet MIL-STD 810G specifications
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (February 14, 2011) – Ballistic, designers of advanced mobile accessories, is proud to announce that it has certified that the Ballistic HC (Hard Core) case is the first and only available iPhone 4 case to meet Mil Specs (Military Specifications - MIL-STD 810G). Additional models which meet this Mil Spec are also available.
This rugged case is engineered with superior shock absorption and features an interchangeable outer gel skin layer, front facing inward holster and built-in screen protector. It also incorporates innovative connector seals, water resistant meshes and tough lenses to ensure that moisture, dust/dirt and other corrosive materials do not enter into the connector, speaker and microphone ports.
A multitude of tests were performed on the Ballistic HC case to ensure that Mil Specs (Military Specifications- MIL-STD 810G) were met. Shock (Drop test), Vibration, Extreme Temperatures, Humidity, and Dust were all tested during certification.
“We’re proud to offer a case that meets military specifications,” said Adam Stubin, Vice President of Business Development, Ballistic. “There are a lot of fashion companies out there that attempt to add a rugged case to their case line-up. We pride ourselves on offering purpose built, top-notch protective gear to our customers, and this confirms our leadership in the rugged case market.”
The Ballistic HC case is currently available at various retailers nationwide, as well as, www.goballisticcase.com for $49.99.