How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

Summary: Jason Perlow of Tech Broiler told his wife to throw his new iPad 2, nestled in the new G-Form Extreme sleeve, onto his patio. Kids, don't try this at home.

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Colleague Jason Perlow of Tech Broiler has been testing the protective powers of the G-Form Extreme products that are designed to protect the iPad from typical knocks and bumps of daily life. His testing has been fun to watch, and the G-Form Extreme stuff has been impressive. Then Jason told his wife to throw his new iPad 2, 'safely' nestled in the new G-Form Extreme sleeve, onto his patio. The rest is priceless history, and absolutely worth watching the video that captured it all for posterity. Kids, don't try this at home.

Image credit: a rather distraught Jason Perlow

Topics: iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

    I guess as long as you have an issue with bowling balls falling on your iPad then these are a great buy!

    Oh and let Jason know that the XOOM is in stock at Amazon. =D
    slickjim
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      wackoae
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        slickjim
    • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

      @Peter Perry
      THE XOOM is in stock cuz nobody wants one!!
      Hasam1991
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @Hasam1991 The iPad 2 is in stock there as well! And the XOOM is still #1.
        slickjim
      • The Xoom is #1 ... at not selling.

        @Hasam1991 In the market for almost 3 months and still haven't reached the 150K sold world wide.
        wackoae
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @Peter Perry When are you going to look beyond Amazon and count all sales? Just because the Xoom is #1 at Amazon does NOT mean that Xoom is a success or the iPad2 a failure - the reality is quite the opposite.

        None of the above having ANY bearing at all on this article.
        athynz
  • Frankly...

    I find deliberate, purposeless destruction and waste offensive. Jason could have given the iPad to a worthy recipient. The tests were neither useful nor entertaining.<br><br>It is like a food fight. A large percentage of the world's population does not have enough to eat, and we are fat and throw the stuff at each other.
    Economister
    • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

      @Economister That was my PERSONAL iPad which I spent over $600.00 on. Believe me, I didn't want it destroyed. The company sent me the case to test with, and it is DESIGNED to handle those types of falls. We discovered a fault in the product that hopefully, nobody else will have to experience now that it is being corrected.
      jperlow
      • Really?

        @jperlow

        The company is incapable of doing their own testing?

        Looks like a click bait publicity stunt to me.

        Poor taste in my opinion.
        Economister
      • Was it insured?

        @jperlow
        :|
        Tim Cook
      • Actually, that is a worthy cause; thanks; GForce should actually give you

        @jperlow: ... new iPad or at least pay for the screen replacement.
        DDERSSS
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @Economeister Yes, the company is capable of doing their own testing. A LOT of testing. Watch their own videos they've published. They even apparently tested the corner drops, with and without the new insert that is going into all future cases.

        That's not the point. The point is that a fault in the design came out under conditions in which the product is supposed to perform well within operational parameters, and the protection failed. The company is going to improve the design to address it, and frankly, they're happy that they can make the fix.

        I'm not sure what's so clickbait or sensationalistic. The videos would have been published if the iPad survived or not. And believe me, I would have preferred if it had survived.
        jperlow
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        slickjim
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @jperlow

        You can probably get a non-warranty repair at an Apple store for less than the cost of a new one.

        Then send the bill to the company.
        alsobannedfromzdnet
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        RelaxWalk
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @jperlow <br>Not being a Mac iOwner of technology portable devices due primarily to cost, I do feel your pain. However, I thought real world, outside, Alpha and Beta testing was supposed to be left to <u>software</u>!<br><br>I have owned my 1st Cell-Phone for 9 years and it has never been dropped. I have owned my 1st laptop for 6 years and it too, has never been dropped. I own nothing more than that which is portable and is also a piece of technology. Seems to me, the manufactures are right making devices the way they do and expecting us <b><u>to take care of them</u>!!!</b>
        The Rifleman
    • It's his iPad, he can do what he wants with it

      The experience has value to many.

      Oh, it's delusional to think banning food fights will address global hunger. Just another simplistic gestures that'll achieve nothing.
      Richard Flude
      • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

        @Richard Flude <br>He was making an analogy and not making an unrelated comment. He dislikes the senseless destruction of perfectly good working devices to prove a point. He likens it to an unspecified group of people who have most of the food and waste it by throwing it away. (At each other) Therefore, an analogy representing some of the same stupid waste I see in Technology. Someone else would enjoy and take care of the product in question being damaged to prove a ridiculous point or the need to develop high impact shock resilient cases for our technology, that usually do nothing more than aggravate us by getting in the way so we remove them anyway.<br><br>Whenever you plug it in, take the time to route the cable so it's not a trip and fall hazard for people and your device. Pick a place to sit so if you need to have your laptop on your lap, you are less likely to be bumped into and be aware of the people around you. If it's to crowded, go someplace else or don't use your device. Just commonsense things and some patience go a long way to saving you headaches and MONEY! - And if you use Bluetooth all the time, you can leave your Cell-Phone on your clip or better still... in your pocket where it won't fall.
        The Rifleman
    • RE: How to destroy an iPad in 10 seconds

      @Economister EXACTLY!

      But just take one look at Jason and he is usually in a food fight when not doing dumb stunts that have no value to society.
      james347