Airsoft is no softie against the new iPad Air 2 in this torture test



You might be surprised what an Airsoft rifle could do to modern day technology, and the new iPad Air 2 is no different. Of course, watching what it can do to modern day technology is far more entertaining.

That is where the guys at RatedRR come in. Last month, the team put on a six day extravaganza of tech extermination, the then-newly-released iPhone 6 Plus being the star of the show. From being dipped in liquid nitrogen, to being dropped from a plane, to enduring a dose of thermite, to meeting the end via the classic 50-caliber sniper shot, things look different in slow-motion.

Such as the case today where the new Apple iPad Air 2 endures a dunk test and passes, and also undergoes a bit of a flex test. Rick doesn’t put to an all-out bend-break test though, because otherwise it wouldn’t be worth shooting it.

Propping the iPad up down the range a bit, RatedRR goes to town with an Airsoft rifle of all things, and those high-speed pellets do a fine job of rendering the tablet useless. The slow-mo action is nice too. The new iPad’s thinness lends itself to suffer a bit more damage compared to other pellet targets.

Still, there was something lacking in the finality of it all, it still looks like an iPad. See the dilemma? No worries, as the team whips out the Barrett M82A1 50-caliber sniper rifle, and sends the iPad Air 2 a farewell in spectacular fashion.

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9 Comments

1. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You know what else works good against iPads and iPhones ? A Smith & Wesson M&P .45

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Na just bend it But safety first, get some decent gloves first

2. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

You can shoot it But you can't kill it

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Too bad it died when he shot it with an Airsoft gun...

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Would be helpful to see some other tablets for comparison in these kinds of tests...

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

He's done these tests with all kinds of devices, other tablets included. If you had done a little research & checked out his Youtube page, you would already know this. Here's last year's Nexus 7 for instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvPELRcC-zg

6. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I never get tired of watching RatedRR annihilate iJunk!

7. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Thank you ratedRR that'd the only thing you should do with apple products

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, that 50 cal.

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