iPad Survives flying off car roof at 55 mph

Here is what happened. Left work at 5:00 tonight. I set my iPad in its case on top of my car as I was putting other things down to get into my car. Yes there were distractions, like dealing with my recovering new hip and the Remote TV crew that was filming for some reason in front of our university. No excuse for me forgetting that my iPad was on the roof. As I was leaving the Newberg City limits I was accelerating to 55 mph when luckily I saw the black pad fly off my roof and bounce on the highway via my rear view mirror. I quickly turned around and was the first car to get back to my iPad which was fortunate since it could easily have been run over. I jumped out, new hip and all, grabbed the iPad, saw that it appeared to be intact, opened up the case saw that the iPad screen was OK and voila I turned it on and all was well.

Well this iPad owes its life to the extra strong convertible case jacket by incase which was recommended to me at the Apple Store when I bought the iPad. It was $60 and obviously nicer than you might think you want or need, but now I feel like a genius for buying it. The iPad itself has a couple of small scratches on one end but otherwise it is as good as new.

About ghsmith76

Greg Smith has retired. His last position was the Interim CIO at Western Washington University. Prior to WWU Greg was the CIO at Missouri S&T, and before that the CIO for George Fox University in Newberg, OR. Greg went to the Northwest from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in Indianapolis, IN. where he served as the Director of IT for 8 years. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard primarily with the Analytical Group working out of San Francisco,Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Greg's passion as a CIO in Higher Education came from his belief that Technology can benefit Teaching & Learning.

Posted on April 24, 2010, in iPad. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. To say you are fortunate is a complete understatement. There's one for the product testing folks!


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