Shooting an iPad Mini

We’ve always wanted to blow away a brand new Apple device.

Well, last Friday we got our chance.

As the clock struck 8 a.m., the Apple doors opened and we scurried inside to pick up the brand new iPad Mini. We quickly unboxed it, got in a few brief oohs and ahs, and then got to work.

Test #1: Submersion

A lot of people do submersion tests and they’ve always seemed like a good rite of passage, so we figured that would be a good way to start the show.

After a 10-second dunk however, we were disappointed to see that the mini wasn’t coming back on.

It was at this point, we realized that this iPad Mini would never live the life of an e-reader. It would never grow old as some kids’ gaming tablet.

There was only one thing to be done with this high-priced piece of crap–feed it to the .50.

2 minutes and 5 rounds of .50 BMG later, the mini looked a little different, the HTI was feeling satisfied, and we were feeling productive about our day.

But just for good measure (because this iPad was clearly a lemon), we made a trip back to the Apple store for a refund, before calling it quits. Check out what happened here:

Can you blame us if shooting stuff is fun? What do you want to see us blow up next?

 

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4 Comments

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    Justin
    November 7, 2012, 11:41 pm   /  Reply

    Only good apple device, is a destroyed apple device

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      New Shooter Dan
      November 7, 2012, 11:44 pm   /  Reply

      haha send em our way and we’ll take care of it!

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    Mike
    November 11, 2012, 5:26 am   /  Reply

    i worked at the froot company for years. i’ve been eyeing a DTA SRS for a while now… and I just discovered your blog.

    I can’t tell you how happy this post makes me 😉

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      New Shooter Dan
      November 20, 2012, 4:03 pm   /  Reply

      Glad you found your way over here! Keep us posted if/when you snag an SRS! Have you been able to shoot them yet?

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