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.
At the moment there’s no information about an international release, but you never know.
[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]