We geeks love to play with our gadgets, but in a rather geeky way, we don’t always handle them the way they were meant to be handled. We also like to test them to their limit by torturing them with stress tests – the end result is that they don’t always live! When the iPhone first launched, the folks at PCWorld did this same test and the iPhone was proven to be quite sturdy, however this is the iPad, a much more thinner device, we wonder if it would be just as resilient?

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Shock test: Casio G-Shock and sledge hammer

On January 26, 2009, in Gadgets, by KLS

Anyone will have heard of Casio’s G-Shock wrist watches. They’ve been around for ages, they’re known for durability, I still have one hidden somewhere that got melted when I left it near a fireplace (it still works and runs under solar power!). In this video is the Casio G-Shock Riseman GW-9200 and well, a sledge hammer, believe me don’t try this yourself, the two don’t mix!

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Nokia E71 extreme stress test

On December 17, 2008, in Cell Phones, Featured, by KLS

What do you do to a phone when you really hate it? Do you use give it to someone for free or do you torture it til it never switches on ever again? If you decided the latter is your way of sorting out the problem, then you might want to think again – because it won’t be as easy as you think!

Featured here is the Nokia E71 put to a series of extreme test, things that don’t normally happen to a phone altogether on any one day – it is placed into a freezer, foot test (gets stepped on), washed in a washing machine, scratched, beer test (the E71 gets intoxicated in a beer mug), dust test (thrown inside a vacuum), water test (washed it with water), car test (run over by the wheel).

Does this make it a strong contender for one of the toughest phones in the world so far, I would not have any doubts at all!

[via ipmart.cn]

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So you’ve got an iPhone, its become your latest, most cherished piece of everyday equipment, you carry it with you everywhere, it may even have replaced the very spot where your teddy’s been placed since you were little. But in case you’re wondering what would happen if you accidentally dropped (or purposefully threw) your precious iPhone onto the carpet floor at home or even the cement off your parking lot, here’s a stress test video to stop you wondering!

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