You probably know Slickwraps for its skin protections for smartphones, laptops and other devices. The Kansas-based company is making wraps for all major Android devices, in a variety of colors and materials, allowing you to customize your device and give it a little protection from bumps and drops. But how about a drop from the edge of space?
That’s the premise of this video from Slickwraps, showing the Galaxy S6 being tied up to a weather balloon and sent soaring up to 122,264 feet (37,266m). That’s more than three times the cruising altitude of a commercial jetliner and high enough to see the Earth’s curvature and the blackness of space.
During the Galaxy S6’ three hour flight, the device travelled across 111 miles (233km), encountered speeds of 110mph (177km/h), with temperatures dropping to -65F (-54C). Now that’s well beyond the normal operating range for just about any electronic, but the Galaxy S6 (covered in Slickwraps’ natural bamboo skin) seems to have survived the trip (and the fall) intact.