I’ve always believed that “real world” product tests involve using the product in question as much as possible, and then reporting the results. Product destruction isn’t at the top of my list.
Still, I couldn’t help but laugh at our friends over at Big Squid when they posted this video of their Futaba 4PL “durability test.” When I get a new radio, the last thing I want to do with it is drop it on the ground…repeatedly. Then again, it looks like fun to do so. If you see a police report about a guy arrested for creeping around his condo building’s rooftop, you’ll know it was me, all in the name of product testing. I wonder if a LiPo battery would survive a 20ft drop without some serious fireworks?
Watch this and try not to cringe…