Survival Series: 16-Story Fall

by Krista A. March 21, 2019

Survival Series: 16-Story Fall

Ever since we launched our Survival Series on the blog, we’ve received lots of stories about Rokform cases that have saved smartphones from very precarious situations. Eric shared one of his own stories after reading the blog.


The Survival Story 

“While shooting a time lapse video a couple [of] months ago, I dropped my phone off the 16th floor balcony, and thanks to my Fuzion Pro case, my iPhone X still works perfectly!”

SIXTEEN STORIES! Since Eric was capturing a time lapse video with his phone, he naturally had his video rolling to capture the entire thing! Check out the video he posted on Instagram sharing the survival. We’ve watched the video several times to figure out what the drop was like for his iPhone X.


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Not something you see every day- The first video is a time lapse video of my phone falling off the 16th floor balcony, and bouncing off a concrete wall before landing on the ground. As I watched it fall, it occurred to me that for the first time ever, I’ve destroyed a phone. I’ve replaced a couple before, but they weren’t mine- I haven’t even cracked a screen! And I still haven’t. What I have done is protect my phones with the best cases on the market. Thanks @rokform #rokform

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The Phone Case 

After hearing and watching Eric’s surival story, it’s no wonder why Fuzion Pro is our most protective case. That’s because the dual compound case is built with the toughest materials that will protect your smartphone—precision CNC machined aircraft grade aluminium, carbon fiber, and 360-degree TPU protection around the edges. The TPU lip is pretty essential when it comes to drops. That’s because it protects the points on the phone where impact is most likely to occur with shock-absorbing materials.

Now when we say the Fuzion Pro exceeds military drop test standard MIL-STD-810G-516.6, you know we mean it. MIL-STD-810G is a test that is executed from a distance of 3 meters (10 feet). With a drop from 16 floors up, Eric went ahead and tested this to the umpteenth degree.

Fuzion Pro cases are compatible with Rokform mounts for bikes, cars, and motorcycles, make them the perfect all-purpose smartphone cases.

Note: we do not recommend intentionally dropping your Fuzion Pro case from high distances.



Read the latest Survival Series stories

The Survival Series started running late last year, but the stories we have are super fun to read. If you want to read them, links are below:

Survival Series: Magnet FTW

Survival Series: Hanging by a magnet

Survival Series: Half Baked


Share your survival story

Do you have a phone survival story that you want to share with us? If so, just email us at or leave a comment below! Don't forget to send us a photo if you have one! :)

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