If we needed further proof that the photographer — and his/her camera — does not get much respect [No one seems to realize that the guy climbing that steep cliff was photographed by a photographer also climbing that steep cliff. Or, when the narrator says he is the first man ever to set foot inside this cave — and we get a shot from inside the cave, apparently the photographer filming from inside the cave doesn’t count.] — here’s a video of an iPad clad in a G-Form 6oz Extreme Edge and rigged up to a weather balloon. The balloon and ipad rise to a height of 100,000+ feet, whereupon the balloon bursts at altitude and the iPad free-falls back to Earth. Let’s listen in to the G-Form salesperson as he excitedly describes what happens next:
“The iPad crash lands on a rocky hillside in the Nevada countryside. Perhaps even more remarkable than the dramatic hi-def footage itself is the fact that the iPad survives the adventure, remaining fully functional.”
Notice that there was nary a mention about the camera that was sent into space with the iPad to film “dramatic hi-def footage” the whole thing? Apparently it’s a GoPro. No mention if the GoPro was clad in any special protection. No respect. 😉 I am also buying an Extreme Edge for my iPad.