Torture test: Snowmobile vs. gadgetsThe iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and Kindle Fire HD all get torture tested in our first-ever reindeer games. Molly Wood drops gadgets from a ski lift, jumps on them with a snowboard, and drives over them with a snowmobile -- all in the name of product testing.
-Welcome to the Always On Reindeer Games. We're here at the base of Mt. Shasta in beautiful Northern California. We're on our way to the Mt. Shasta's ski park where we have a bunch of gadgets and a layer of fresh snow to torture test them in. I have an iPhone 5, a Nokia Lumia 920, and a Kindle Fire just for the heck of it. We're gonna put them all through their faces in a series of ski-related torture test ranging from green circle to blue square to black diamond. Let's see how they do. I think this is a green circle drop test because I'm pretty sure that all these devices are gonna survive, but we'll be dropping them one at a time from the ski lift starting with our little of iPhone, Nokia Lumia, and finally, Kindle Fire. I think it's gonna shock some people on the chairlift, iPhone 5 Oops. Nokia Lumia. Oh man, this is slippery, oops, and finally, the kindle fire, oops. Oh, it's expensive. We'll be back. Hopefully, we're gonna find those again. I dropped the Kindle and completely deep though. All right, how are you doing, buddy? Seriously, the hardest part about this torture test is taking these things up. I don't know. Kind of adds to their-- more torture there. Okay, how are you doing? Oh, it's on. It's freaking out a little bit. Screen is changing back and forth. However, it is responsive, generally functional. The screen is like a tiny bit slow, but other than that it's all right. Kindle Fire is okay. All right, let's keep moving. What's next? Definitely, I want the iPhone to be okay. -Oh, they dropped their phone. -It was me on purpose. We're testing it to see if it could survive. Oh, that makes perfect sense then. Okay, iPhone, attracting a lot of attention after falling from the lift, but I have to say, despite a little bit of moisture and, you know, like medium like fall, I think it's a soft landing, so it's not like it's gonna break, but the moisture and the cold do not seem to be affecting it; iPhone 5 is just fine. Nokia Lumia 920 had a pretty touch landing like right on a little groomed part. All right, let's the power down here, now the screen. No, problem. We did say that this was the green circle test and so far all of the gadgets have no pretty easy terms with the chairlift, but little do they know what's coming next. This is a ski jump. And our intrepid assistant, Nick, is going to snowboard down, jump, and it ideally land one, maybe all of these gadgets, and we're gonna see how they can take the impact. Okay, Nick, your gadgets are placed. Are you in place? -[unk] I'm in place. I can come down. -All right, let me give you the go sign and just be careful buddy. -Ow-- are you okay? Dear Nick is so cool. -Ow, huh, huh. That was awesome. Are you okay? -I'm okay. -All right, so he hit the easy target, Kindle, which is not cracked, just a little cold. So, we can turn this guy on. Kindle Fire is coming on. Kindle Fire takes the direct hit, appears to be okay. iPhone, looks this actually may have just escaped like I've got a nice curve line right next to him, but I think his body definitely in him. -There was impact. Everything got hit. Soon this guy on iPhone, good to go. Okay. Nokia Lumia plus the sort of like, you know, a double whammy snow test since they've all been hanging out here. Nokia Lumia, this is coming on. Nokia Lumia, this is coming on. Nokia Lumia 920, okay, check. I thought Nick was so impressive and here everything is working fine. All right, I think it's time to take things up a notch. We've been pretty easy on our gadgets so far. It's time to go black diamond on the bearcat. We're gonna snow mobile over the Nokia Lumia 920, the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone. Now, the Nokia and the Kindle, they're going unprotected. The iPhone though is encase in this Seidio's OBEX hardcore ballistic style case, and we're gonna see if somehow this helps it survive the pressure of my little Arctic Cat right here. The kindle-- All right I'm going for the middle this time. You guys see the Kindle? -Honey, the Kindle is right there. -Is it stuck on me? -Yeah. -The Kindle stuck on my snowmobile. Let's do one more run to see how it's doing. Okay, here we go. All right. I think it's probably time to see how these guys are doing. For Kindle, got dragged twice around. Oh, yeah. oh yes. We have done significant damage to the Lumia 920. We pretty much shattered the screen, although it looks like the screen is kind of blacked out right here on the left side, but it's still on the right side despite some pretty major damage to the glass. Now, the back though-- the back is in perfect condition. I bet the camera even works. Maybe we'll take it inside and see. However, I think we're gonna have to say that this one generally speaking did not survive the snowmobile attack. Next, all right, iPhone 5 inside though of the X case. I'm not seeing any signs of damage right after that. In fact, kind of remarkably even this little clip daily is still intact. I see no cracks, maybe a little scratch there, a lot of snow, and it comes on. The iPhone seems to have been well protected. So, compared to the Nokia, this one got up pretty easy. All right, let's go right now for Kindle. Anybody wanna take bets on the one. It went around twice, stuck underneath the snowmobile, see here. Still have these cracks on the back, oh, yeah and we have a shattered screen, not too surprising, really, kind of a nice spider pattern on this one there. Let's see if we can get this come on. Nothing so far. Oh, yeah, wow. Okay, unlike the 920, Kindle Fire doesn't even come on. This one is a straight up fail.