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This is a crazy city full of crazy people, some of whom earn a living weaving through traffic, dodging pedestrians, and generally risking life and limb to get things from A to B on time. But it's not just the paycheck that makes it worthwhile. These guys revel in it.
Mikey Quackenboss is one of those people, working as a bike messenger in New York for the past five years. He's been doored, cracked ribs and wiped out more times than he can remember, but he'll still say it's been the time of his life.
But just like the next guy, he relies on his phone for everything: calls, texts, directions, music, photos. We know Mikey can take hits, but what about that fragile little smartphone? We took a military-grade Speck case out on the road to see if it could handle a drop test of our own: a typical afternoon in the life of a bike messenger. We have to say, the phone comes out great—and this old city doesn't look too bad either.
For more info on Mikey's case, check out it out here. Speck has tested a number of its cases and determined that the identified cases meet or exceed certain standards often used by the military to determine effectiveness of protection. To be clear, this does not mean that your devices will never break. If you drop them hard enough, or from high enough, or at just the wrong angle, your device may still be damaged.