iPad Air Fails Soft Dirt Drop Test, Suffers Slow Motion Abuse

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Weo

I thought I read somewhere that the protective film we can purchase for our phones and/or tablets helps reduce this kind of screen-shatter from reasonable drops. I don't care to test that theory, but I've had the protective film save my phones (HD2 and S3)from some rare yet sharp/fast trauma while traveling. One drop onto the corner of a mini-fridge and I thought I had a chip for sure... turned out it was just the film getting damaged and the screen was 100% (still in use). An older phone got launched when I tried to take it out of a motorcycle jacket... the side got caught on the velcro tab, and when I pulled harder it launched it about 4 feet onto the cement. Still works, but now use it as a media player.

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stradric

Sand and rocks are the nemeses of Gorilla Glass. As hard and durable as it is, sand will scratch it, and an impact from a rock -- even in soft dirt -- will crack it. I bet it would fare much better falling on a hardwood floor.

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Innomasta

So you're saying gorilla glass is much better at flexing under impacts than regular glass?

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Ghost XFX

If soft dirt can take it out, hell yeah it will blend.

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Innomasta

Ipad smoke. Don't breathe this!