Ballistic HC Case: World’s First iPhone 4 Case That Meets Military Specifications

Mobile phone case maker Ballistic has released a heavy-duty cover for the iPhone 4, that enables your Apple smartphone to withstand drops, vibration, humidity and dust, giving any owner the peace of mind that their device is safe in any environment.In fact, Ballistic HC (Hard Core) case is the World’s first and only available iPhone 4 case to meet Mil Specs (Military Specifications – MIL-STD 810G).

There are versions of the case for both the AT&T phone and the Verizon phone. There is an outermost layer that is made of soft TPU which is designed to absorb the shock of a drop. That layer is co-molded onto layer number 2, which is made of an impact resistant polycarbonate. The third layer is made of a soft silicone. This layer also includes Ballistic Corners™ which provide extra shock absorption on each corner.

The Ballistic HC (Hard Core) case is crafted with a rubberized interior to protect the iPhone from scratches, as well as pad it from impact damage. In addition, a hard plastic lining and built-in screen protector ensures the device is left in pristine condition. As you can imagine, this really is a very sturdy case while also being fairly slim and attractive.

Owners need not worry about unnecessary dirt since the connector seals, water resistant meshes and tough lenses safeguard connector, speaker and microphone ports with utmost ease. Ballistic also shares that various tests were conducted on the HC case to ensure that the required Military Specifications were fulfilled. The case was meticulously tested for shock, vibration, extreme temperature, humidity and dust.

For a price tag of $49.99, the color options for both the AT&T and Version cases are black/black, black/white, black/red, and black/pink. “We’re proud to offer a case that meets military specifications,” said Adam Stubin, Vice President of Business Development, Ballistic. “There are a lot of fashion companies out there that attempt to add a rugged case to their case line-up. We pride ourselves on offering purpose built, top-notch protective gear to our customers, and this confirms our leadership in the rugged case market.

The HC is one of several case makers hoping to cash in on the popularity of the iPhone. And by meeting military specifications, you can be sure that your glassy fragile iPhone 4 can survive more than a little rough handling before croaking. However, if you’d rather go for a Moleskine iPhone and iPad Case or Case Mate’s radiation reducing bounce cases, they are interesting choices as well.


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