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Always On: The Nexus 7 Torture Test
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Always On: The Nexus 7 Torture Test

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Molly Wood drops, freezes, overheats and soaks the Google Nexus 7. Do you get what you pay for with this $199 tablet?

-- -- is our first urgent test of season 20 we got co -- Jeff -- in the house. And we are gonna put the nexus -- -- yeah I've been brought in because I've been told that you've been too nice to these devices. -- destroy some stuff. I think we have to ramped up in fact we discovered thing. That our literary death is more like literary in the ninth did the -- to act so that's getting Canada am supplements -- too and we're gonna start. With the drop tests before you can just take a look at her the cigars when I -- it -- -- And -- and now it. -- I -- I let. -- survey the damage and the back -- and impact -- think oh my gosh that's the backing off collectively district robot screamed. Is on line. -- -- tech data in real life situation and off like a very clumsy -- a plot to -- You know this is in fact my personal. -- them and. You have an -- -- an emotional. Please review the output is implicated and it Apple -- -- I didn't. -- -- It again case. -- -- -- -- We. Kept it pretty. That's pretty for real it's still on don't know -- it's all -- -- that it's not just cut it seems like there's like a big chunk. Take the metal is so -- It's what you I have the little piece curriculum will exit you know that -- -- -- -- saying we actually. We experienced flying shrapnel. -- right here we have the technology. We built -- This is clearly early -- because -- member at the end of lasted through the iPhone -- ads down the stairs flight. Dropped it -- time and about it out of there but -- like pretty legit nothing. -- this just shattered. What's bad look for it is it landed right on the corner of the app which is not agree impact -- but very possible but when you drop it one testing and -- yeah I think it's -- fail. Nexus seven now we did smash it on our very first go around of the torture test and we were gonna call it there. But I decided -- That's not fair to the gadget and to you that you're so we bought another one and we're gonna put it through the regular battery of tests starting with -- And I usually crested -- Over. Pretty -- I am. Amazing science. -- snappy and no problem. Now for the heat tests will do an hour in the oven like -- promised taken up a notch a 200 degrees. In addition to -- -- Time to rescue and a seven. It is a little over 200 degrees and chairman and think that aren't looking -- From a pool and did not smell -- player that. We have learned from experience that it is best excellent school for a little while we're gonna go ahead and bring it -- -- -- temperature. And try to turn on active -- It is important when -- -- -- -- notice even before we let it cool is that -- plastic back does work a little bit -- little bit bubbled. And we'll see if that goes back to normal. And also left a little plastic sticker on the bottom which is not just like them. Our nexus seven back -- room temperature let's see it that everything is intact. Coming on fine. Coming up slowly. -- -- You do well aerial. What it does seem a little a little. Less responsive -- I remember it being let. I think we can conflicts are front and. Okay. It is time for our water tests now I did notice that after that he tests of plastic on the back seems a little bit of work. And it's not connecting the way they used to receive the gaps and to think you're gonna be bad it. In the water test them to warn you now but we have to do our water tests and not buy another one of these things though. I thought I would drop myself and I bubble bath because I like to -- and confident this is in error please let me creator it's gonna. You can throw letter -- from open -- -- detect the water and if we're gonna. -- -- -- -- Yeah. And boom and the screen went up immediately and. I'll let you know bubbles to -- And variable. Screen. -- -- -- And did not happen water. Alcohol and how they pretty much instantly -- -- -- things sorted the second that -- the water. -- to be -- waters actually dripping out of it managed just trying to. -- Man I really love to -- held on take me away bath time it's too bad I didn't have anything to read. As promised we have had that nexus seven drying out -- a mixture of silica gel packets and race course several days were gonna -- it -- Frankly this -- so fragile I don't think it's gonna make it but we didn't charge it for allow first let's see if -- come back to life. Power power. Mention the power button is still connected to the power circuit back is so screwed up. -- -- -- --

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