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Mad scientist sends a bunch of HTCOne M8s to the stratosphere

Mad scientist Colin Furze is on a mission to send multiple HTCOne M8 handsets to the stratosphere... all while shooting off fireworks!

Published onJanuary 2, 2015

If you’ve never seen YouTube user Colin Furze in action, you’re frankly missing out. From DIY Wolverine claws to walking on the ceiling, this guy makes everything you wish you could. His most recent video is one of his best, as he sends multiple HTC One M8 handsets into the stratosphere using balloons.

How does he do this, you ask? He packs 2-4 M8s into a styrofoam box, then attaches a few phones to mounts for filming purposes. He then ties everything to a high-altitude balloon, and they’re off. Not only does he send the devices into space, once the box reaches 20,000 feet, they set off a bunch of fireworks to make it even more insane. The devices keep rising all the way up to 106,500 feet, making it the first cell phone recording of that altitude. The coolest part? All of the devices survived the sub-zero temperatures they went through in space.

HTC has been working on many different projects in their Creatography initiative lately, and you can find out more of what the company is doing by visiting their website. But honestly, none of the other videos are quite as awesome as this one.