Providence, Rhode Island - G-Form, a developer of sports protection devices, has designed the Extreme Sleeve for iPad users on the go.
And although there are videos on the internet of a 12 lb (5.5 kg) bowling ball being dropped on the case, G-Form does not recommend that you try this at home.
The soft, flexible, lightweight, water-resistant sleeve is made of Poron XRD from Rogers Corp., a company which specialises in protective polyurethane cushioning materials. The sleeve can be placed into another bag, backpack, or suitcase and will protect iPads from impact, says Providence, Rhode Island-based G-Form.
"With the G-Form Extreme sleeve, you can be confident that your iPad is protected everywhere you go," says G-Form, which specialises in, for example, knee and shin protection for skateboarders.
G-Form says its RPT-Reactive Protection Technology combines Poron XRD PU material and proprietary G-Form design and manufacturing, to give a sleeve which offers consistent, repeated impact absorption.
It's available in yellow or black, is easily cleanable, durable, abrasion-resistant and covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
While gadget sites such as Gizmodo have many favourable comments, not everyone likes the sleeve's appearance. Gizmodo's own review is titled: "The G-Form Extreme iPad Case: As Ugly As It Is Unkillable (Very!)."
The blog on Gizmodo says: "The $60 G-Form is really, really, really, really tough. Made from PORON urethane (read: strong foam), the case can take some ridiculous abuse …. Which means it can also take the far more likely abuse you'll probably run into, like dropping it off your couch, or it slipping from your backpack ... Simply, this is the most durable iPad case I've ever encountered. And it's light!"
One interested party comments: "Interesting video - but can you make this NOT look like my winter tyres (or like I painted my winter tyres yellow)? None of the Apple products look like the Transformers, why would I like accessories like that? Make it smooth, classy and tasteful like the iPad! Then I buy."