dropSKIP?? Huh? So why do we even spend time on this stuff?
So, have you ever accidentally dropped something valuable and as you tried hard to grab it you actually ended up hitting or kicking the thing across the floor usually at a velocity much greater than if you had just let it hit the floor? You dropped it and in all of your glory you tried to catch it (Slow Mo!) and you skipped it about 20 times further with a force much greater than 1G, a “dropSKIP”! Yeah… that feeling when you run to it… crap, does it still work?
Well, since quite often this is something electronic that is dropSKIP’d, we decided to start actual real world testing and rating how well the gadget held up to the dropSKIP, I know… it’s dorky, but it’s real and we are actually dropSKIP testing and giving the item a rating. (more later)
Each year my friend Gill Haus and I purchase thousands of dollars in geek gadgetry, we always have the latest top 2-5 devices and we test them fully in real world experiences both personally and in the workplace. One thing is certain, we spend hours tinkering, testing and evaluating for ourselves, the downside… nobody else gets the benefit of our deep practical usage info, well, besides all of our friends who know to come to us before they spend on gadgets or accessories.
Any electronic device used for entertainment, work, collaboration, music, video, movies, recording, watching as well as “using” in some sense, more often (but not limited to) mobile phones, tablets, pads, pods, players, computers and other devices powered by electrons.
Simple: 1-100, 1 being uber fragile, 100 being real-world bulletproof…
How we test:
We have developed a pretty repeatable dropSKIP method, using about the same force, repeatable and we do it 3 times.. Note: Before you launch into us about how the item can land differently, the surface for which it landed on, the obstruction it slammed into etc, don’t get too high on yourself, this is our rating, spend your own money and test your own shit, comment on it elsewhere… -g
In addition to testing it is pretty normal for us gadget addicted geeks to actually switch our digital lives over to any number of devices and use them for months, we start with initial impressions, report in regularly, highlight interesting things and find ourselves going way beyond a “review”, sometimes 3-6 months of great info and at some point we dropSKIP test EVERYTHING. (eventually we will do some cool videos of the stupid real world testing)
Our collective best,
Troy Saxton-Getty & Oron Gill Haus, drop us a line, troy or gill (at-symbol) dropSKIP.com