View this image gallery of the Seahorse SX 300 being torture-tested.
Crush test - The Seahorse SX 300 puts up well with this abuse
The aftermath of the drag and crush test - The Seahorse SX 300 looks to be in very good condition
Closeup of some of the abrasion damage
Here's the cliff where the drop test was carried out - that's a 75 foot drop down to the shingle at the bottom!
Another view of the cliff
Seahorse SX 300 on its first journey to the bottom of the cliff
Aftermath of the first drop test - the case didn't sustain much damage at all
Another view of the Seahorse SX 300 after the first drop
Some more damage was sustained after the second drop ...
... and the egg is no longer the shape it was in at the top of the cliff!
That was one heck of an impact - the egg looks more like an omlette! That layer of foam that the egg is plastered onto is only about a 1/4 inch thick ... not thick enough by a long shot!
The cases that weren't so lucky ...
... and the lucky ones!
Simulated rain test
After the simulated rain
The Seahorse leaked ...
The fire test - pretty impressive blaze!
Here the Seahorse is barely visible in the fire!
The fire starts to die down ...
The Seahorse SX 300 lives up to the claim of being flame retardant - there's little sign of fire damage on the shell
The fire did smooth out some of the abrasion damage though!
Here's a before and after shot showing how the fire smoothed out the abrasion damage
Fire test 2 - The blowtorch test!
That plastic just doesn't seem to want to burn!
That flame is intense but the shell of the case is holding up well to the abuse
There's no sign of the plastic melting or starting to catch light - instead the outer surfaces seem to char and protect the plastic beneath
Aftermath of the blowtorch attack! A bit of sandpaper easily cleans up that damage
Compare the damage to the Seahorse SX 300 which is flame retardant to the Peli i1010 which isn't - the Peli was exposed to the blowtorch for only about 5 seconds while the Seahorse got a good 30 seconds
How the Seahorse SX 300 looked after the drag test, the crush test, the drop test, the rain test, the handle test and the fire test - it doesn't look too bad at all!