The Effect of Dropping an iPad

Posted on May 31, 2011 I Written By

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This is a little off topic, but not really since the iPad craze in healthcare is so big. Because of this fact, I was quite interested in this video I found which tests out what would happen if an iPad was dropped. They actually drop 2 iPads. One with a smart case and one without a case. They start off first dropping it from waist level and then shoulder level.

Yes, this is a little hard to watch a2 perfectly good iPads get destroyed, but it is interesting to see what might happen if a doctor were to drop their iPad on their rounds.

Yes, it is worth noting that it’s unlikely that the iPad would drop straight on its face like in this video. It’s also worth saying that there are even more durable cases available for those that are concerned about iPad’s being dropped. Although, I have to admit that I’m amazed that the Smart Case did as well as it did after being dropped.