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iPad 2 Smart Cover Drop Test [Video]

iPad 2 Smart Cover Drop Test [Video]

Posted May 23, 2011 at 12:39pm by iClarified · 20564 views
Ever wondered how easily your iPad 2 glass would break with the smart cover on? SquareTrade has posted a drop test video using two iPads.

We bought two brand-new iPads and equipped one with Apple's smart cover and one without. We did some drop tests from waist and shoulder height to see if Apple's smart cover can protect your iPad.

Take a look at the video below to see the results.


iPad 2 Smart Cover Drop Test [Video]

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DragonLord
DragonLord - November 18, 2011 at 3:20am
There seems to be a substantial difference between a face-on impact and a glancing corner impact. The iPod2 is designed to be relatively bulletproof to face-ons, and yet it seems like it might shatter relatively easily with a sideways corner impact. Yet having one spin out of your hands onto a hard tile floor guarantees a corner impact, not a full-face pancake. Can you please test this dropped diagonally on its corner? I guess that the cover won't make any difference in such a case. Thanks. Good video.
Catsrules
Catsrules - May 25, 2011 at 8:25pm
Why are all of these drop test done on cement? Is it just because it is the worst place to drop anything. You can't set something down on cement with out scratching it. Why not tile or hard wood floor? Me personly I am on those types of flooring more with mobile devices then I am with cement.
Coose
Coose - May 24, 2011 at 2:24pm
this case a joke
smate333
smate333 - May 23, 2011 at 10:40pm
I don't know, these gadgets seem to become more fragile lately, why not use plastic instead of glass? I remember dropping my earlier iphones several times with very little to no damage. I dropped my iphone 4 once and it broke on several parts of the edge of the screen, seems like it was almost engineered as a "one time dropper". The back glass serves no purpose other then to break? I know this is an ipad thread, just sayin'...
MrEdofCourse
MrEdofCourse - May 23, 2011 at 11:16pm
Plastic scratches. The screen on the iPad s actually relatively strong, but it's exposed over a wide area with a fair amount of weight behind it. Imperfections in the surface that impacts the screen ends up sending all of the energy of the impact to a very tiny point or points that start the points of shatter. While they could make stronger glass, the best bet for now is to make smarter cases like the 1st gen case.
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