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Look What Happens When You Drop an iPad 2

Well, we already know that the iPad 2 can blend, but the folks at SquareTrade wanted to see just how well a new iPad–both with and without a Smart Cover–can withstand a fall.

They started with a waist-high drop of both iPads onto cement.

And, they were kind enough to share the video first with AllThingsD.

I don’t want to spoil all of the surprise, but let’s just say that Apple’s Smart Cover might be a smart choice for more reasons than just the fact it is a quick way to turn the tablet on and off.

That said, if you are planning on dropping the iPad, or are just the klutzy type, you might want to opt for an even sturdier case, of which there are many.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work