Episode 6: The most extreme torture test yet | Always On – CNET

This is the week that the torture test really comes into its own, I think. We decided to toughen up and test the brand-new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air. Yeah, I know. Yikes. But I really want to test portable devices, and the Air is the epitome of portable, is it not?

We’re down to a good rhythm with heat, cold, dropping, and water, and we’re really trying to figure out how to make the wild card tests true to life. So, when three or four viewers tweeted me and told me they had put their MacBook Airs on top of cars and driven away … we had to try it. The result is probably our most chilling piece of gadget video yet.

Shortly before I dropped the Air on its head.

Well, OK, the most chilling part is actually the tidal wave of spilled water that gushes over the Air at the very end. That’s one tough little laptop, but for those of you who have been waiting for some real damage, watch on.

Also in this week’s episode, we have a new correspondent! Two new correspondents, actually — one you probably know, and one you may not (at least not from CNET). Meet Jeff Cannata of the “Totally Rad Show” and other podcasts and projects, who lent us his deadpan style in an unboxing of the amazing (?) Elliptigo. He’ll be doing a full Road Test of the Elliptigo in a coming episode and hopefully much more for Always On.

via Episode 6: The most extreme torture test yet | Always On – CNET.

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