Here's a video of dudes drilling the Galaxy S7 edge and skating with it

In what has to be the single most random thing we've witnessed today, this video produced by the gang at Braille Skateboarding shows them drill holes into the Galaxy S7 edge, install skate wheels on the smartphone's smoldering carcass, and hit the skate park with the abomination of a result.

Unsurprisingly, the smartphone flames up and begins to emit toxic smoke the moment its battery unit was ruptured. Maybe rethinking the benefits of removable batteries won't be such a bad idea on Samsung's behalf, especially in extreme use cases like this.

The video also goes to show how dangerous of a component a faulty battery unit can be. No wonder Samsung commissioned a total recall for the Galaxy Note 7. It's exactly to prevent paying customers from becoming victims to a smartphone that burst in toxic flames due to a burned battery.

Understandably, we are sharing the video, because you probably don't get to see such things every day. Don't try turning perfectly functional smartphones into skateboards, folks!

Related phones

Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Who the heck does that to their phones with day-to-day usage?

3. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

It's a segment that a lot of skaters do called "will it skate". I just seen another where they set up a NES with trucks and wheels and skated that.

5. Fona13A unregistered

Apparently Luis D. since he can just steal a credit card from a family member and replace it every day.

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Braille Skateboarding. The best skateboard YouTube channel there is. Those guys are all the best. I got back into skating because of them. I am back to doing ollies & my goal is by this time next year to land a kick flip consistently off the 5 stair. The cardio in skateboarding is killer, GREAT exercise. I don't run anymore, I skate!!!

2. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

that was boring.

4. Fona13A unregistered

Here we go again with Samsung being torn apart for handling their crisis better than many other OEM's with equal or greater reputation. Don't you have any actual news like your beloved iPhone (insert speculative subtitle here)? These hipsters have a disposable income to just throw away perfectly usable hardware, sorry not sorry but some of us have financial realities to attend to.

9. foxfoxfox

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 10, 2016

iphonearena is still iphonearena

6. TerryTerius unregistered

But... why?

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

over 400k views in a day. That's why ! Ka-ching !

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or simply "don't drill into any Li-Ion battery"

10. foxfoxfox

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 10, 2016

you are very very very smart

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