Seismic Mat Protecting PS4/Xbox One/Wii U from Intensity 7 Earthquakes Announced; See it in Action

on September 22, 2015 5:53 PM

People often think about protecting their consoles from dust, scratches and othher small accident, but what about an intensity 7 earthquake?

Japanese manufacturer Cyber Gadget actually did think about that, and teamed up with Pro 7 (well known in the country for this kind of product for other uses). On September 25th they’re releasing the “Pro 7 Seismic Mat for Consoles,” which is basically what it says on the tin, a seismic mat that will hold your console safe through an intensity 7 earthquake.

The mat is actually a set of four smaller mats made of urethane gel, 20 x 20 mm in size and 3 mm thick. They have a duration between five and seven years, and they are explicitly designed for PS4, Wii U and Xbox One, but can probably fit other consoles too.

Once you stick your console on the mats, they will prevent skidding or falling due to the shaking, and it’ll even resist the earthquake in standing position. If you don’t believe it, just check the video at the bottom of the post.

The mats passed a seismic test of 1,000 Gal, which is more than the Great Hanshin Earthquake (known in the west as the Kobe Earthquake), that measured 818 Gal. It can even be cleaned and reused without losing adhesive force.

The cost is 1,300 yen (about $11), and they can be found on Cyber Gadget’s online shop, on the local branch of Amazon or in Japanese stores.

At the moment there’s no information about an international release, but you never know.

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[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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