Apple iPad mini with Retina display takes on an MP7, and loses

Apple iPad mini with Retina display takes on an MP7, and loses
With more dramatic slow-motion video to see the impacts up close, Richard Ryan gets his hands on a new iPad mini with Retina display and wastes no time in putting through the normal tests, you know, water, drops on to dirt, on concrete…then shooting bullets through it.

While that last part is not a viable test in most parts of the world, it does make for some great footage especially when you can slow down the action to see the rounds rip through their intended target.

For this exercise, Ryan chose the H&K MP7A1, a lightweight personal defense weapon that fires a small 4.6mm round. The MP7, when handled properly, maintains remarkable accuracy for a system with a 7-inch barrel. Ryan breaks out his “mini me” for this exercise.

After the iPad mini with Retina display holds up to its drop tests, and folds under exposure to water, “mini-Ryan” gets up close, and unleashes some fully automatic action with the MP7 from all angles. The results are what you would expect, but the footage is still neat, even with the smaller rounds being used.

Through all the tests, we get treated to some clear slow-motion footage. You can even see the screen ripple as the iPad hits the ground.



source: RatedRR (YouTube)

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21 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I doubt if any tablet could survive an encounter with an MP7 (without some serious armor between the tablet and the MP7). This kind of 'testing' is such a crock of sh*t.

2. Sauce unregistered

True, but it is entertainment for viewers, just like those silly reality T.V. shows, we know they are all a crock of s*** lol.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

would be a nice benchmark for rugged device manufacturers to try and tackle LOL.

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The HTC evo 3d has stopped bullets and saved lives. http://phandroid.com/2013/10/30/htc-evo-3d-saves-life/

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Saved lives? It hasn't saved multiple people.

21. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Yes it has. It saved that man's life and all the lives of his unborn children and grandchildren. Think outside the box, fruitcake.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Waste of money dude.

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

totally because on our spare time we like to shoot tablets ( good ones too )

11. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'd agree, much like the "drop tests" every phone site does, but in this case he probably gets a lot of viewers and subscribers to his channel worth much more than the money he spent on the iPad.

16. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

A lot of times these are donated or bought by sponsors.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah you're right about that. As a working guy though, I just can't stomach spending that kinda money to destroy tech. I just got my mini 2, and don't even want my fingerprint smudges on it, let alone bullets through it lol.

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

yup doing it the american way, on my spare time why dont i shoot stuff ?

9. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Do you have something against freedom? *reports to NSA*

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

LOL! :-)

7. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

cod players knows that

10. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

PA must be low on clicks today.. I bet they intentionally left out MP7 "sub-machine gun" out of the title too.. because I had no idea what the hell an MP7 was in the context of a phone.. had I known it was a stupid "lets shoot up the phone/pad" test, I'd have never bothered.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ditto, I thought it was some kinda comparison test with a new tablet.

12. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What a shock it lost! I guess next year they'll have to make it out of kevlar.

20. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

There's a variant of this gun that will go through kevlar. "In response to the NATO PDW requirement document D29, HK developed a Personal Defense Weapon system that will penetrate the CRISAT vest, comprised of 1.6mm titanium plates and 20 layers of Kevlar, out to 200 meters and beyond." http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mp7a1_general.asp

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Note to self, do not purchase Ipads for bullet proof protection

19. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I wasn't familiar with a 4.6 mm bullet -- it's about .18 inches or "18 caliber" -- just slightly larger in diameter than the traditional .177 inch BB ammo. Did you know H&K makes a version of this gun that will penetrate body armor? http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mp7a1_general.asp

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