Wednesday , March 21 2018

Cygnett tests out its cases by dropping a Galaxy S4 from height

We spoke about this a little while ago — Cygnett have sent us a few different cases to try with the newly-released Samsung Galaxy S4, and while they certainly look sturdy, we’d be a bit reluctant to test them out the way they have.

As you can see in the video above, Cygnett have put their cases to the test by dropping them (eventually) from a scissor-lift that’s 3 metres up. I wouldn’t be trying this, but they did. The video is an interesting watch, but if you’re keen just to sit on the edge of your seat, you can skip ahead to the drop at the 1:50 mark.

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S4 survives the drops, and while this could be the result of very controlled drops, it equally could be (and probably is) a testament to the quality of the cases Cygnett make. While some of the lower-end cases they make probably wouldn’t stand up to this kind of punishment, the higher-end cases — e.g. the Workmate as shown in this video — will more than likely take your daily abuse without breaking your valued hardware.

Source: Cygnett PR announcement.
Thanks: Also spotted at Gizmodo.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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