The new iPad Pro looks pretty cool (I'd buy one if it also ran OS X). But how durable is it? Jerry of Jerry Rig everything puts it (and the Apple Pencil) to his classic durability test by scratching, burning, and bending the gear. The iPad Pro fails the bend test. Jerry said it "folds like a piece of paper."
Most of the fun of Jerry's durability tests is seeing new Apple products pulled from the box and systematically destroyed, like a scene from a J.G. Ballard story.
Jerry of the excellent JerryRigEverything YouTube channel put the new Oppo Find X Android phone ($1000) to his custom stress test. Jerry’s tested the durability of over 100 phones by scratching, burning, and bending them. When he tried bending this phone with his hands, Jerry discovered that it was very easy to bend, unlike 90% […]
These days, there isn’t much our iPhone camera can’t do – except feel like an actual phone. Despite years of steadily increasing resolution and image sensing technology, we’re still taking shots awkwardly with two hands, fumbling for the shutter button. Leave it to an avid photographer to design Shuttercase, a versatile iPhone case that solves […]
Still determined to keep those New Year’s health resolutions? If you’re going to stick with the exercise plan, it’s enough of a challenge to budget your time. No need for your financial budget to take a hit, too. Here’s a more convenient – and cheaper – alternative to a gym membership or Peloton bike: Two […]
Want a career in web design? It’s true that these days, most anyone can throw up a page or two. But for true workhorse web design, you’ll sometimes need to match the platform to the project. Enter the Complete Front-End Developer Bundle, an educational grand tour around the best tools for the web. For beginners, […]