We tried hard to break them, and in the case of the Lenovo, we slightly succeeded. But this is your chance to rehabilitate some of our damaged gadgets and give them a better home. Enter in the comments to win.
First up, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop. This one boasted rugged construction, but had trouble with our torture gantlet: mainly the heat test and the part where I spilled a cup of hot coffee on its otherwise outstanding keyboard. It comes on, but the keyboard and touch pad are unresponsive. I think it's fixable, and then you've got yourself a $1,200 laptop to enjoy!
Also this week, you can win one of the iPod Touches that went through our kid gantlet. It's the blue one, actually, we're giving away, and despite being thrown, dropped, jumped on, smeared, and drowned in fruit juice, it's working perfectly!
Finally, you can also win the surprisingly resilient Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet which easily withstood a fall down the stairs, a soaking with a soda, and hose-down after.
Now that you're tempted, here are the rules:
And here's the full, legal disclaimer from the Department of Full, Legal Disclaimers:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. You have not yet won. Must be legal resident of one of the 50 United States or D.C., 18 years old or age of majority, whichever is older in your state of residence at date of entry into sweepstakes. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. Territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on December 10, 2012. See official rules for details.