Aussie protective case maker EFM has introduced a range of D30 certified impact protection cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Aspen, its original case design (also for Apple iPhone and other Samsung Galaxy models) uses D30 technology. As a result, it has a 1.5mm thin back cover and a 3.4mm thin bumper. This achieves a 190% impact rating.
Its Cayman range is a little more stylish and almost as tough. It has a svelte 1.2mm back cover and a 3.4mm buffer to achieve a 189% impact rating.
What is D30?
D3O uses patented and proprietary technologies to make rate-sensitive, soft, flexible materials with high shock absorbing properties.
Its technologies use non-Newtonian principles; in its raw form, the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force.
To ensure optimal impact resistance, ASPEN and CAYMAN CASE ARMOUR have undergone extensive independent lab testing. This test involves dropping a handset with the case on from a height of 1m, then measuring the amount of impact force produced when the case hits bottom. The lower the impact force, the higher the impact resistance and the higher the resulting impact rating. Testing shows that ASPEN and CAYMAN CASE ARMOUR offer an ultimate impact resistance rating of 12/10.
Other EFM products
EFM also offer
Screen armour for curved edge screens (iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy)
A range of Bluetooth and wired headphones and speakers,
Smartphone power products including wireless Qualcomm Quick chargers, portable power, wall and car chargers, and multi-charger hubs.
EFM price and availability
ASPEN CASE ARMOUR is available in Black/Space Grey and Coral Blue for Samsung 9 and Samsung 9+ RRP $49.95.