Loopy MIL-Standard 810G 516.6 Testing

loopy drop test

MIL-STD 810G is a military testing procedure used to determine if a product is worthy of military use.  Many consumer products use this testing to ensure that their products are able to protect expensive devices in the case of water, shock, dust, and other types of damage.

Method 516.6 deals with shock - drops in particular.  The test states that you must drop the device in your case 26 times from 4 feet high onto 2 inches of plywood (which is on top of concrete).  You can change your device (in this case, iPhone) up to 5 times. 

In our test, we kept the device the same the whole time - an iPhone 8.  We dropped our iPhone 8 in a Loopy MAX 35 times on all edges and corners as stated in the military document.  Loopy passed with flying colors which is why we dropped it 35 times instead of 26.  We felt that was enough.  Ha!  It's no fun dropping an iPhone from that high, let alone 35 times!

We were super impressed with the Loopy MAX's ability to protect our iPhone 8 from such high drops so many times!  And of course, the iPhone still worked flawlessly at the end and with no cracks etc. 

All Loopy Cases with our MIL-STD 810G 516.6 drop-rating icon denoted on it’s page have been tested using the MIL-STD 810G 516.6 military standard for drop-tested protection and have either met or exceeded the US military’s standards for drop protection at the height noted above. Please note that this does not mean that your device will never be damaged. If you drop your device hard enough at a certain height or at a unique angle, your device could still be damaged. Loopy Cases retains no liability for any damage incurred to any device or the loss of any data contained in said device while using a Loopy Case. We design each Loopy to be super protective at all times, though there is unfortunately no way we cannot guarantee that your phone will stay 100% safe from damage. We do offer a lifetime guarantee on every model Loopy Case.


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Hold Your Phone with Your Left Hand?

Not a problem!


Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if a lefty model Loopy is for you.  In short, it's all about which hand you predominantly HOLD your phone with :)


If you'd like to purchase a left-handed Loopy, simply type out 'LEFTY' in your order during checkout in the notes section. If you're ordering multiple Loopy Cases, please note which models you'd like a LEFTY version of as well.


(Please click any question to expand the answer)

Do I need a left-handed model Loopy?

The best way to decide whether you need a left-handed version is answered by this question: which hand do you hold your phone with MOST of the time? If the left hand, please request a LEFTY model via the instructions above. If the right hand, no note is needed since this is the default orientation for Loopy :)


What is the difference between a lefty and righty Loopy?

The loop angle. We set the loop at a specific angle for the most comfort and best performance of your case. You can see the loop angle below:


LEFTY Loopy Example

LEFTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

RIGHTY Loopy Example

Can I still use my phone with my right hand if I get a lefty model?

Absolutely. Most of us here at Loopy HQ use our cases with both hands with EASE. Our loops are made to be comfortable and versatile for use with both of your hands. The loop angle is simply there to give you maximum comfort with your dominant hand, but does not hinder your ability to use it with the other.


I'm right-handed but use my phone with my left hand. Should I get a lefty?

Think about the question within the first FAQ question written here. This should help you determine what is best for you!


Anything else I should know?

Keep in mind that you will be able to use your phone one-handed with a Loopy. This is a game changer! Using your phone one-handed is awesome. Select your dominant hand based on the info above and you shouldn't have a problem at all :)