Watch a Nexus 7 Die a Painful Death In This Brutal Overkill Drop Test

By Eric Limer on at

The worst drop any of your gadgets are likely to suffer is a couple of feet. Maybe a little more if you're dangling one over the edge of a balcony or drop it down the stairs or something. But gadgets, no matter how robust, aren't build to handle more than that. That's why this 65-foot drop test is insane and frankly unfair (if you take it seriously, anyway). It's also kind of awesome.

The folks over at Mac Weekend were the ones who put this poor Nexus 7 into—and then quickly out of—its misery. I'd say it seems to hold up fairly well considering, but really what frame of reference could any of us possibly have? The moral of the story is don't drop your devices from four feet, and also off a building. It's bad news. [Mac Weekend]