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Always On: Torture test: Kids vs. the iPod Touch

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Always On: Torture test: Kids vs. the iPod Touch

8:50 /

Will the new iPod Touch withstand grubby Cheetos fingers or sticky fruit punch? We find some kids to give the iPod Touch a good ol' torture. Oh, and we also freeze it, heat it, and drop it! See if it survives.

-Time to torture test the iPod Touch. Winter is coming so there's a chance you could leave your gadgets in your cold, cold car. That's what these 2 hours in the freezer is about to simulate. Oh, look so pretty. Alright, see you later little buddy. Alright, let's get this bad boy out of the freezer, see how it's doing. Note, we have our product red iPod Touch. Of course, you know this does go to charity to help with [unk]. Okay, so, everything seems to be working, really wants to get on the WiFi. The home button is a little sluggish, but it is working. So, I would say if you do leave your iPad in the car in the frozen tundra, it's gonna be all right. Oh, I need to change the song. Oh, no! Oh, no! My iPod. Oh, my iPod did not like that, sort things out so I can hear myself talking, yeah. We have damage. We have some little plastic poking out the side. You haven't seen. That was really realistic by the way. I have done that a bunch of times, but just creating that crack, hope that it comes on. Screen comes on, still functional. I'm surprised actually that the home button is still functional because it's coming apart badly at the bottom here, but it goes. The best sets it out. I wish this do a normal graph now. Well, that was dramatic, but I still think we should try it again. Oh, my iPod. Oh, it's so tricky. It fell. Okay, well, that was a little less force. We still have this little screw really wanted to come out. No damage to the camera that I can tell. Let's push that back in. Oh, yeah, screen is all messed up, all lines there. So, now, we have pretty much busted the touchscreen. It's no longer responding to any touch at all. I confess that I hurled it to the ground, but that is not okay for $300 for 2 drops to completely destroy this thing. Well, it is starting to rain. I was gonna dumping this in a paddle for the water test, but I don't think there's any point in that. I think it sustained so much damage in our drop test that it's pretty much gone. We manage too well and truly kill our red iPod Touch, but I don't wanna deprive of the full gantlet of torture test. So, we bought another one and we're about to put it in the oven. Once again, this is simulating what might happen if you left your iPod in a hot car for a while. Now, we do a little hotter. Then, your car is gonna get 200 degrees, but only for an hour, only, huh. Good luck iPod. Time to rescue the iPod, all right. Oh, I hope it's okay. I can smell it, not-- unlike a yummy bread way either and totally toxic. I can't believe I do this in my own home way. I don't see any obvious melting. All right, not even angry temperature warnings. I'm just gonna let it cool off for a little bit. Oh, that was hot and see if it comes back to life. So, I accidentally bump it while I was seeing if it was cool and it gave me a temperature warning, but now it looks like it's just coming on and trying to Siri me. I was hoping I will get the temperature warning again. It must have been a relic, but it looks like it is back on definitely on the WiFi, seems pretty responsive after about 10 minutes of cooking, which is not surprising because it's really thin. It's not like it's gonna retain a lot of heat. I would say iPod Touch has not problem with hot test. So, it seemed to only obvious for the iPod torture test that the wild card should be giving the iPod to children and asking them to not be carefully while they play games and have snacks. So, I have Sam and Ella and Dash and Elli, and you guys are all gonna play games, right? On our fancy iPods. -Yeah. -So, I wanna tell you the rules. -But which [unk]. -I know you're gonna have to share and then there's a rule for today. Okay. So, while you're drinking your juice and eating chips and fruit and pizza and playing with iPod. I want you to not be careful. -Yeah. -That's right. -I remember that rule. -Don't be careful. -Alright, are you guys hungry? -Yeah. -Yeah. -You wanna play some-- And you wanna play some games. -Yeah. -Okay. -Now, don't forget to share. -And you grab this out. -Go, I'm gonna get out your way and let you put-- Oh, good job, good job. Follow Elli, go, go, go-- run, run, run. Good job. Stupor. Yeah, towards to the cap. -I will play with this. -All right guys, now, we're gonna play a pretty crazy game. -Hello. -I know. -We're gonna put the 2 iPods on this plastic, and then we're gonna. -I want that kind of plastic, cool. -I know this is totally yours. It came from your house. -Yup. -And then we're gonna spill juice on them. -With that-- -Put them in the middle and let's go get our juice. -We have to turn this off. -We should turn them on actually. It's much more-- Oh, that's a sticky iPod, wow, okay. Ready. Oh, we got the video playing. That's excellent, okay. Run over and spill your juice on the phones. Good job. One more. Yeah. Oh, Dash, you wanna try it? -Yeah, cool. -Oh, disaster, good job everybody. All right everyone, take a break, back up. -They're still okay. -They're still okay. Look, they are still going. Look super [unk] still playing. Do you think they are pretty tough? -Yeah, I also too. -I mean, you jump on them and throw on and look, they are so cool. Alright, we're gonna get them out and try them off. You guys can take a break and have some snacks, okay. Great job everyone. -Oh, you can just lie down. -I might have to lie down. I'm exhausted after that. Good job guys. Look at that. We have 2 juice soaked Cheeto encrusted greased covered iPod Touch at least at this second totally still entertaining children. -Oh yeah.
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