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My iPad is a tank (survival story)

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Purpleorchid, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Purpleorchid
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    I'm on vacation and staying at my sis-in-laws house. This morning, I'm walking down the stairs with iPad in hand and then the iPad gets knocked out of my hand and down it goes...cartwheeling down 8 wooden stairs with a couple extra cartwheels across the wooden floor.

    Everyone present gasps but I am silent...too stunned to gasp.

    I was hoping my thin Hard Candy Sleek case was enough to prevent any damage. Thankfully, everything is fine, no dents, the thing still works. Phew!

    And this is after my husband scraped it the first day on vacation. He scraped it with his shoe so hard, that he made a ridge in the InvisibleShield screen protector! It took two days for the Invisibleshield to heal itself. I had to use a credit card to try to smooth out the 6 bubbles he left. He said I should have seen it before he tried to smooth it down, he said he got rid of the ridge...good thing I didn't see the ridge...the bubbles were hard enough to see!

    We still have 1.5 weeks left on our vacation. How many lives does my iPad have left?
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    Makes me more confident in the Street Skin I've recently installed.
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    Glad I live in a bungalow, now I just need to pull up the wooden floors :)
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    Knowing my luck it would of broken permanently and would need to get another.
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    i had a similar incident with my iPad, but only about 3 steps down a tiled flight of stairs. Mine was in the Apple note book case at the time. It survived without any nicks or scars. I dont know how many lives these have but i think you and i both have one less. :p
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    Subjecting your iPad to forces of this nature could be considered iPad Abuse. Maybe you should consider calling the iPad Abuse Hotline in Palo Alto and get some guidance.
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    No... I think it is just exercising the accelerometer, the abuse hotline will tell you this is normal practice and is expected :p
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    I was sitting with my iPad Friday evening, set it down, forgot it, and went to dinner with my wife. I returned five hours later, remembered where I left it, went outside and retrieved it. Yep, it survived a drenching rain storm. Not quite a gully-washer but pretty dern close. These are hardy machines.
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    Stories like this make me realize that I may need a better case. I got the only one that Best Buy had at the time of the purchase. I will be doing some research into covers that's for sure. Glad all your ipads are still working!
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    I think what helped prevent dents were the corner nubs on each corner of the Hard Candy Sleek case. The iPad kind of bounced higher (or at least it looked that way as I was watching it tumble in slo-mo) after each step that it cartwheeled down, so I assume it was hitting on those nubs, making it bounce.

    In any case, I'm quite pleased with how my iPad and its' protective gear performed!

    And I'm relieved to hear there are other hardy iPads out there. Lately I've only seen defective iPad posts here. Hardy iPads unite!
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    yesterday my ipad was OK without scars or anything after flying from US to Bali. :D
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    Be warned these events come in threes!

    Still good to know it can take moderate damage.
    While I actually prefer the bare look of the iPad I keep it in the apple case case in fear of incidents such as these.

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