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(Daily Mail)   Japanese developer comes up with solution for the problem of iPhones being ruined by .50 caliber bullets   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 37
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2012-04-15 09:09:12 AM  
What's the point? In the battle between armor and explosives, explosives always win. Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.

The video of this thing being blown to hell will be up sometime in the next week.
 
2012-04-15 09:42:44 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.


Indeed. And, even if the iPhone in this case in, say, your breast pocket manages to take the .50cal round for you, that's still a lot of energy to disperse, and it's probably going to happen by collapsing your ribs and embedding this wonderful iPhone case in your chest cavity. Your heart and lungs probably won't like that much.

So, yeah, I agree. What is the point?
 
2012-04-15 10:42:36 AM  

mamoru: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.

Indeed. And, even if the iPhone in this case in, say, your breast pocket manages to take the .50cal round for you, that's still a lot of energy to disperse, and it's probably going to happen by collapsing your ribs and embedding this wonderful iPhone case in your chest cavity. Your heart and lungs probably won't like that much.

So, yeah, I agree. What is the point?


Marketing.
 
2012-04-15 12:22:10 PM  
The Japanese are supposed to make things smaller.
 
2012-04-15 12:33:51 PM  
Hey Mythbusters, shoot this one. While in the shirt pocket of a ballistics gel dummy with a rib cage.

I bet the thing gets punched two inches under the ribs and the phone still breaks.
 
2012-04-15 12:38:50 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.


Such as how much powder is behind the bullet.
 
2012-04-15 12:39:31 PM  

Mugato: The Japanese are supposed to make things smaller.


That's what they want you to think.
 
2012-04-15 12:43:13 PM  
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How's it hold up against 14.5×114mm?
 
2012-04-15 12:45:43 PM  
Stupid/Asinine tags last seen prepping their Barretts.
 
2012-04-15 12:46:06 PM  
I wonder how much it weighs with that thick slab of metal on it? Useful for hand-to-hand combat, I suppose.
 
2012-04-15 12:49:15 PM  
Complete with embedded video of iPhone being shot...without the bulletproof case.

Even if the case takes the bullet, would the phone itself still function? That's a hell of an impact.
 
2012-04-15 12:50:22 PM  

dragonchild: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.

Such as how much powder is behind the bullet.


657 grains. From the video.
 
2012-04-15 12:57:09 PM  
Siriously?


/been waiting months to use that
//*high five myself!*
 
2012-04-15 01:06:10 PM  
Silly developer. An iPhone isn't ruined by a .50 caliber bullet. It's actually vastly improved.

/cry some moar, hipsters
 
2012-04-15 01:25:49 PM  

nony2klerch: dragonchild: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Of course, if someone is aiming a .50 BMG-caliber rifle at you, chances are you have bigger things to worry about than your iPhone.

Such as how much powder is behind the bullet.

657 grains. From the video.


That's the weight of the bullet. When talking about ammunition, "grains" is a unit of weight, equal to 1/7,000 of a pound. It's the same unit used in jewelry to weigh metals. Ask you wife/girlfriend.

When characterizing ammunition, the weight of the bullet will usually be listed, not the weight of the powder charge. The weight of the powder charge is meaningless without also specifying the type. It's also not really relevant since what you care about is the weight, type, and muzzle velocity of the bullet. The weight and type of powder used to achieve that muzzle velocity isn't really something you care about, so long as it gets the job done.

A .50 BMG will contain (very) roughly 220gr of powder, but that varies significantly depending on the cartridge type and powder used.
 
2012-04-15 01:28:14 PM  
I should add, this is a very common and understandable misunderstanding. The unit name is very misleading in this context. I don't think I learned this until I started loading my own ammo.
 
2012-04-15 01:50:26 PM  
1. Only the back is bullet proof.
2. I'd bet money that the phone would still break from the shock alone.
3. This is dumb.
 
2012-04-15 02:16:08 PM  
This one is nuclear explosion-proof.
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2012-04-15 02:18:30 PM  

Honest Bender: 1. Only the back is bullet proof.
2. I'd bet money that the phone would still break from the shock alone.
3. This is dumb.


^

the blunt force trauma would destroy it, especially if it's all one solid piece up against the phone.
 
2012-04-15 02:50:52 PM  
Will the case protect the phone against dropping it in the toilet or running it through the washing machine? I've lost two phones to water, but none to bullets yet.
 
2012-04-15 02:54:01 PM  
I wonder if Mall Ninja (Gecko45) has one of these yet?
 
2012-04-15 04:18:44 PM  
Mythbusters likes to use the 30.06 as their high power cartridge test platform. My anecdotal experience with the 30.06 vs a safe is it will punch a neat hole through the safe. 50 cal will blow the door off the safe. 30.06 will punch through a Ford 302 engine block. 50 cal will crack the block and catch it on fire.
 
2012-04-15 04:55:44 PM  
And some asshole tactical collector probably just bought 50 of them.
 
2012-04-15 05:01:29 PM  

IrateShadow: And some asshole tactical collector probably just bought 50 of them.


Gecko45 is having his wife make a vest covered with them as we speak because it's better than duct-taping trauma plates to his back.
 
2012-04-15 05:17:36 PM  
You notice what type of idiots they are in the video? They shoot the gun - then at 1:09 they go running past it - and the BOLT IS NOT PULLED BACK!

good idea! Go run in front of a gun with a closed action!

/ Safety Nazi
 
2012-04-15 05:20:22 PM  
Fools and their money, etc.
It's nice to know people with more money than brains are spending it on crap like this. Darwin wins by attrition.
 
2012-04-15 06:21:08 PM  
This doesn't even solve the problem it creates!
 
2012-04-15 07:17:07 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: IrateShadow: And some asshole tactical collector probably just bought 50 of them.

Gecko45 is having his wife make a vest covered with them as we speak because it's better than duct-taping trauma plates to his back.


I have got to know the story behind this, it sounds hilariously idiot.

And case is stupid. It's not even inventive or witty. It's just 'strap a brick to the back and bolt it together and look around like we're supposed to be proud'.
 
2012-04-15 07:25:41 PM  

kroonermanblack: Adolf Oliver Nipples: IrateShadow: And some asshole tactical collector probably just bought 50 of them.

Gecko45 is having his wife make a vest covered with them as we speak because it's better than duct-taping trauma plates to his back.

I have got to know the story behind this, it sounds hilariously idiot.

And case is stupid. It's not even inventive or witty. It's just 'strap a brick to the back and bolt it together and look around like we're supposed to be proud'.


You have no idea. Gecko45 was one of the most legendary trolls in the history of the Internet.

Shrine of the Mall Ninja

Enjoy.
 
2012-04-15 07:26:46 PM  
Will also protect your iPhone from a bullet.

americanbestlocksmith.com
 
2012-04-15 08:06:51 PM  

portscanner: You notice what type of idiots they are in the video? They shoot the gun - then at 1:09 they go running past it - and the BOLT IS NOT PULLED BACK!

good idea! Go run in front of a gun with a closed action!

/ Safety Nazi


Would a weapon already fired with the bolt closed be safe also? Or is the weapon semi-auto?
 
2012-04-15 08:18:45 PM  

The6502Man: portscanner: You notice what type of idiots they are in the video? They shoot the gun - then at 1:09 they go running past it - and the BOLT IS NOT PULLED BACK!

good idea! Go run in front of a gun with a closed action!

/ Safety Nazi

Would a weapon already fired with the bolt closed be safe also? Or is the weapon semi-auto?


Always, ALWAYS, assume a weapon is loaded, even if you know it's not. The next time you forget that it might not be, and all it takes is one jackass move and you get to put "I was an idiot" on your headstone.

There is no such thing as being too safe when it comes to firearms. Even a single "accident" is one too many.
 
2012-04-15 08:19:00 PM  

The6502Man: portscanner: You notice what type of idiots they are in the video? They shoot the gun - then at 1:09 they go running past it - and the BOLT IS NOT PULLED BACK!

good idea! Go run in front of a gun with a closed action!

/ Safety Nazi

Would a weapon already fired with the bolt closed be safe also? Or is the weapon semi-auto?


It's bad practice to leave the action closed when the range is cold, regardless of type. The idea is that you want to be able to see, with a glance, that the gun is safe. Same reason why you pull even empty mags.
 
2012-04-15 08:30:05 PM  

The6502Man: portscanner: You notice what type of idiots they are in the video? They shoot the gun - then at 1:09 they go running past it - and the BOLT IS NOT PULLED BACK!

good idea! Go run in front of a gun with a closed action!

/ Safety Nazi

Would a weapon already fired with the bolt closed be safe also? Or is the weapon semi-auto?


To quote one of my instructors:
"Do you know how many people have been shot by unloaded guns?"

Always drop the magazine and open the action. Then anyone, with a glance can tell the weapon is safe.
 
2012-04-15 09:40:41 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: kroonermanblack: Adolf Oliver Nipples: IrateShadow: And some asshole tactical collector probably just bought 50 of them.

Gecko45 is having his wife make a vest covered with them as we speak because it's better than duct-taping trauma plates to his back.

I have got to know the story behind this, it sounds hilariously idiot.

And case is stupid. It's not even inventive or witty. It's just 'strap a brick to the back and bolt it together and look around like we're supposed to be proud'.

You have no idea. Gecko45 was one of the most legendary trolls in the history of the Internet.

Shrine of the Mall Ninja

Enjoy.


You owe me a new keyboard, monitor, everything. I'm laughing my ass off over here

"BTW A one time experiementation while in the military, does not make one a homosexual."
 
2012-04-15 10:21:24 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Thankful for Japanese technology.
 
2012-04-15 10:26:58 PM  
Me me look at meeeeee

That is why some people will 'need' these
 
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