Cygnett’s Lead Industrial Designer, Shannon Brown, and Industrial Designer, Haydn Smith, describe the logic behind the WorkMate design project with an escalating drop test of the Galaxy S4 with the new WorkMate Evolution, from up to 3m/10 ft.

WorkMate Evolution has an integrated Polycarbonate, TPU and Silicone design to give your phone a superior level of shock absorbency. It’s constructed with this TPU chassis and impact corners for extra drop protection. It has a protective and feather-light rubberized PC shell.

We included this textured silicone inlay for anti-shock and grip properties and to create some stickiness on surfaces like dash boards. It has a deeply-embedded bezel to protect the screen. And, it has a really slim profile.

Shannon Brown, Cygnett’s Senior Industrial Designer explains the design logic, “With the WorkMate Evolution, we wanted to ramp up the functionality of the series, while maintaining the super-slim, slick form we’ve become known for in the protective category. We came up with a case that’ll protect user’s phones if they’re active or into adventure, but will still fit in really well in an urban or work environment.”

Click for more information on the WorkMate project. The complete WorkMate Series includes:

WorkMate for iPhone 5 (Khaki and Slate) RRP $34.95

WorkMate for iPad mini (Slate and Red) RRP $49.95

WorkMate for iPod touch 5th Gen. (Khaki and Black) RRP $34.95

WorkMate for Galaxy SIII (Red and Slate) RRP $34.95

WorkMate Pro for iPhone 4/S (Black and Orange) sold out

WorkMate Pro for Galaxy SII (Black and Grey) sold out

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Warning: Don't try this at home! You can see in this video how the WorkMate shock-absorbing case performs, but your Galaxy S4 isn't covered by our warranty if you try out the drop test yourself. We dropped it so you don't have to :)