There are a lot of adjectives I associate with the iPad – but tough, rugged, and indestructible have never been on my list before today. Then I spotted a story at TUAW of an iPad that was apparently run over by a car – a PT Cruiser – and not only lived to tell about it, but appears to work just fine (apart from the whole totally shattered glass bit).
Reader Aaron sent us a link to a YouTube video (on the next page) demonstrating how an iPad belonging to a fellow employee handled being run over by the front and rear wheels of a Chrysler PT Cruiser. As the video shows, the iPad was in the standard Apple Case and the front glass was crushed quite extensively. However, the Home button still worked and the rest of the components in the display were totally functional. The touchscreen still responded to gestures, and the accelerometer responded by rotating the screen.
Steve Jobs started off today’s WWDC keynote presentation with an update on iPad. He confirmed the 2 million sold number we already knew, and mentioned that means they’ve sold one every 3 seconds. Perhaps more importantly, he let us know what ‘magical’ really means in the iPad’s description – it’s a chick magnet:
And it IS magical. I know it, because I got this email…”
We’ve seen some clever cats (and dogs) having fun with the iPad over the last couple of months, but this guy is my favorite so far. With a name like Pixel, he’s got lots of geek cred right off the bat, and he only enhances it with his crazy air hockey skills shown in the video.
I’ll be using this as a training video for my Chief Deputy Editor Labrador tonight. :)
We’ve seen an iPad microwaved recently – and now it has been tested as a skateboard companion. The result is … not shocking.
Built To Shred host Jeff King and pro skater Chad Knight test the new iPad 3G. They take it from the work shop to the field and answer the question we’ve all wondered about the new iPad…Will It Shred? See for yourself.
I can’t manage to embed the video – but you can just click the image above – or HERE – to see it.
Thanks to Daniel for sending us an email about this one.
Brilliant list. Here are just a few favorite examples from it:
· When used as tanning bed, battery life is limited. · Not rhino-proof. · Strange odor coming from husband while using iPad. · When used as murder weapon, oleophobic coating does not completely eliminate incriminating fingerprints. · Insufficient media coverage.
Jeez – at this rate Apple’s going to get more pre-orders from cats round the world than people. This cat seems to be getting the hang of things even more than Iggy (who we posted about a few days back) – attacking the iFish Pond HD app.
I’m starting to feel a little ashamed at my dog’s total lack of iPad skillz. :)
Thanks to reader Greg K for sending this in. Maybe your cat could give my dog some lessons?