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Author Topic: 'Nexus 7' Trounces 'New IPad' In Drop/Dunk Faceoff Plus 'Win A Nexus 7!'  (Read 1654 times)

Offline Babyfacemagee

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SquareTrade is a company that offers warranties for electronic devices including the Nexus 7 and they've just conducted a drop and dunk(drown?) test pitting the Nexus 7 against Apple's top of the line 'New iPad' to see which was more durable under trying conditions and accidents.   The result?  The Nexus 7 trounced the New iPad.  In fact not only did the Nexus 7 withstand both drops from varying heights and submersion in water better than the came out functionally unaffected!  Yes, that's right...except for a few scuffs and scrapes on the back and plastic sides the Nexus 7 worked perfectly no matter what the SquareTrade team threw at it.  This compares with the damage sustained by the iPad which included both a cracked screen and the sound going out after the water submersion. 

"Wow, that is impressive" - SquareTrade Faceoff Tester upon hearing the Nexus 7 still playing video and audio after being dropped into a bathtub.

Now as we mentioned earlier SquareTrade offers warranties for tablets to cover you in case of accidental damage and the $199 Nexus 7 2 year warranty costs $18.99 which doesn't sound like a bad deal to us.  However we're not sure if there's a deductible in that quote so you'll want to inquire from them to get more information.

Oh last thing....In addition to winning the Faceoff, SquareTrade is also giving away one Nexus 7 to a lucky winner of a contest they are sponsoring.  Just go to to enter.

« Last Edit: October 22, 2014, 04:38:47 PM by Babyfacemagee »

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Pretty impressive. Wish the N7 had hit more on a screen corner rather then the backside to see how it would have fared, but it seems weighted in such a way that it doesn't, which is a plus. 
Razr Maxx , Nexus 7

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Yes, very impressive, even though it was painful to watch!  OT, I just noticed watching this that the Nexus 7 box (or sleeve actually) has the tablet photographed so it forms a "7" on the front--clever!


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