Switch survives 1000 foot drop.

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  1. Jonna
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    https://gamingreinvented.com/news/nintendo-switch-survives-1000ft-fall/

    There's a video for those who don't like to read, and for those who can't watch and don't like to read:
    A switch attached to a drone was dropped once it hit 1000 feet in the air. It collides with the concrete ground with a devastating bounce and the left joy-con immediately breaks. The Switch is still able to turn on and the right joycon is okay.


    Personally, I would have liked to see if the Switch could do everything, test reading microsd cards, game cards, wifi, etc. However, that is pretty cool, none the less.
     
  2. The Real Jdbye

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    The left JoyCon probably took most of the impact. I think they got lucky. Still, that's pretty impressive.
     
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  3. SamThiiSaminator

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    Why would someone want to drop a Switch from 1000 feet anyway?
     
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    Yeah it's not like it's an Nokia 3310 lol
     
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    Over there ;)
    i thought they said that this was fake?
     
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    Do you have a link?

    I saw a few news outlets saying it was legit.
     
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    Over there ;)
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    All the impact on a single joycon. If it would hit the front or the bottom/top the LCD would be borked.
     
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    awesome Nintendo can survive 1000 feet when shitty apple crap cant even survive a 1 foot drop. go Nintendo! :creep:
     
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    Because the drone couldn't go any higher? :tpi:
     
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    Wow, that's quite amazing! seems funny though because the screen will scratch so easily going in and out of the dock but wont scratch from a 1000ft drop! I'm wondering now if Nintendo implemented this scratch screen/dock issue on purpose?
     
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    The actual drop happens at 2:02 in the video for anyone who wants to watch it without all the extra bullshit at the start.
     
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    Fake news.
     
  15. Jonna
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    You the real star. :yay:
     
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    But why would you want to drop test your Switch in the first place at all?
     
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    I'm gonna replace the airbags in my car with a a few left joy-cons.
     
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    More like the joycons survived the fall. Try dropping the pure screen and dock 1000 feet from the air on concrete and see what happens.
     
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    i don't see the video on techrax's channel