ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Armor Gear (UAG, urbanarmorgear.com)—leading designers of rugged, lightweight protective cases for mobile devices, became the first company to send an iPhone 7 into space and film it in 360-degree video.
UAG's space experience began in November 2014 when they launched an iPhone 6 up to 101,000 feet into the stratosphere. The YouTube video generated 3 million views, and inspired the UAG team to push the boundaries for a second mission to the edges of earth.
For this launch, a brand new iPhone 7 was protected by UAG's latest Monarch Series Case and attached to a flight rig joined to a weather balloon. The rig was launched and reached an astonishing 120,027 feet above the earth, providing dramatic 360-degree views from space and giving viewers an up-close virtual experience high above the earth.
As the phone reaches the maximum height, the weather balloon bursts, sending the rig into a free-fall until a parachute is deployed to control the descent. After a successful landing and recovery of the flight rig, the iPhone 7 and UAG's Monarch case remained in perfect working condition.
During the flight the following data was captured:
- Max Altitude: 120,027'
- Temperature at altitude: -17º C
- Distance covered: 14.8 miles
About Urban Armor Gear Inc.
Inspired by adrenaline-fueled outdoor adventures throughout Southern California, Urban Armor Gear (UAG) delivers mobile accessories and cases developed to survive rugged terrains while protecting your tech throughout any journey. Urban Armor Gear's innovative, lightweight yet durable designs constantly evolve to provide urban adventurers and global thrill seekers high-quality accessories to preserve the latest tech gear on the market, with the reassurance that their UAG mobile cases will perform through all extremes. Our badge of honor rests behind every single UAG product receiving a military-grade certification for protection against shock by enduring rigorous laboratory drop testing. Visit www.urbanarmorgear.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/UrbanArmorGear for more information.
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