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, the , and the Google Nexus 7 being methodically abused to see which holds up best.
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.
After dropping the tablets on a corner, on their faces and submerging them in water, SquareTrade concludes that the iPad Mini holds up best.
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.