Update: Checkout our Ballistic Hard Core case review.

This is the first, and currently only iPhone 4 case, called the the Ballistic HC (Hard Core), that lives up to the military spec MIL-STD 810G.   The case is engineered to protect your handset from dings, drops, dust, extreme temperatures and splashes of water.  Ballistic says they’ve incorporated a variety of seals, meshes and tough lenses, which insure that all the aforementioned bad stuff doesn’t enter your iPhone through any port, speaker or jack.

But we still couldn’t help but wonder what Wikipedia had to say on the rating.   Well, here it is:

The military standard MIL-STD-810 test series addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including wind blown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock (i.e., triangle/sine/square wave shocks); gunfire vibration; and random vibration.

The Ballastic HC iPhone 4 case is available now and costs $49.99.

Most rugged case on the market tested and proven to meet MIL-STD 810G

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (February 14, 2011) – Ballistic, designers of advanced
mobile accessories, is proud to announce that it has certified that the Ballistic HC
(Hard Core) case is the first and only available iPhone 4 case to meet Mil Specs
(Military Specifications – MIL-STD 810G). Additional models which meet this Mil
Spec are also available.

This rugged case is engineered with superior shock absorption and features an
interchangeable outer gel skin layer, front facing inward holster and built-in
screen protector. It also incorporates innovative connector seals, water resistant
meshes and tough lenses to ensure that moisture, dust/dirt and other corrosive
materials do not enter into the connector, speaker and microphone ports.

A multitude of tests were performed on the Ballistic HC case to ensure that Mil
Specs (Military Specifications- MIL-STD 810G) were met. Shock (Drop test),
Vibration, Extreme Temperatures, Humidity, and Dust were all tested during

“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 Ballistic HC case is currently available at various retailers nationwide, as well
as, www.goballisticcase.com for $49.99.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."