Mechanical hammer attempts to destroy phone. Film at--right now!

CreativeFeed attempts to destroy the Sonim XP1 live on the Internet.

The Sonim XP1 has been lauded as a " tough and strong " phone. CreativeFeed, a digital marketing agency, has decided to put it to the test.

It's launched a Web site that features "The Destroyer"--a machine-operated hammer that will pummel the phone 24 hours a day live over the Intertubes until it breaks.

TestandDestroy.com

Visitors to the Web site have a chance to win the Sonim XP1 handset if they can correctly guess how long it will take for the phone to break/crack/explode, and how many hits it will take before that happens. The site includes a hint line that you can call to get tips on how high you should place your bets.

While this is an interesting way to promote a phone, personally I would love to have seem them hire a body builder, give him a huge mallet, and let him go to town. I guess then the contest would be over in less than a minute. Imagine how fun that would be to watch though.

About the author

Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.

 

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