Providence, R.I. - G-Form has released the next generation of its Extreme Sleeve for iPad, adding an additional layer of protection and expanding the interior room to better accommodate the iPad 2 housed in an Apple Smart Cover.
The Extreme Sleeve 2 for iPad is a lightweight, flexible and water-resistant sleeve that has all of the features of the company's original iPad Extreme Sleeve -- the sleeve that successfully protected an iPad through such extreme tests as a 500-foot drop from an airplane and having a 12-pound bowling ball dropped on it.
The new sleeve adds an additional layer of GPT's proprietary Reactive Protection Technology composite material along the edge and under the zipper for more impact absorption.
"We find that the overwhelming majority of our customers are thrilled with the level of protection in the smallest possible form factor that the Extreme Sleeve 1 offers," said Thom Cafaro, innovations manager at G-Form. "In fact, we have already received quite a few emails with stories of the Extreme Sleeve saving customers' iPads from some pretty nasty potential accidents. However, we also heard that some of our customers wanted even more protection, especially in the zipper area, and as a company we are committed to innovating around our customers' feedback."
The added protection and increased interior space makes for a slightly larger-sized sleeve with a slightly higher price tag. However, G-Form is giving early purchasers of the original Extreme Sleeve a chance to upgrade at no cost if they would like.
"We wanted to reward our early adopters," said Cafaro, "since these are the people helping us to continue to push the boundaries."
Both the Extreme Sleeve 1 and Extreme Sleeve 2 are constructed entirely out of Poron XRD material with a proprietary G-Form technology and design that is said to absorb more than 90 percent of the energy of an impact.
The iPad Extreme Sleeve 2 is available beginning today for $69.95 at
. It is offered in yellow and black.
All G-Form sleeves are manufactured in the United States.