Torture-testing the Nexus 7, iPad, and iPad Mini
While the Google tablet freaks out and shuts down when submerged in water, it holds up better in drop tests done by warranty company SquareTrade.
I think I might need a support group -- I seem to be hooked onfilms.
The latest one from my hookup, the device warranty outfit SquareTrade, sees a third-generation Google Nexus 7 being methodically abused to see which holds up best., the , and the
The real development in this latest in a long series of face-off videos is the use of a new "drop-bot" that helps ensure a more fair drop of each device. In the past, theseemed to depend on a randomly determined point of impact. As you can see below, the bot does seem to level the playing field.
Just based on the video, I might contest that notion, since it seems to be based on the fact that the Nexus 7 automatically reset itself when submerged in water. That might actually be an intentional data-saving feature rather than a fail, but you can watch the video below to judge for yourself.