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walmartconnect 12-27-2007 12:11 PM

Apple Remote STRESS TEST
 
Just in case anyone was pondering the durability of their little six button Apple Remote...

I was retrieving my laundry this morning and noticed, after I had removed all of the clothes from the machine, that there sat my macbook's quaint remote control.

With a lot of dread, I gingerly picked it up and visually inspected it for damage. No blemishes or signs of structural damage could be found, even though it had made it through a "heavy duty" wash cycle and 50 minutes of high heat and rapid rotational drying.

I brought it back to my room and pressed the menu button, expecting not a thing to happen. To my surprise, Front Row promptly appeared!

Good on you Apple, making your remote durable enough to withstand even my stupidity :Evil:

cheesybanana 12-27-2007 01:14 PM

Those Chinese really know how to make um....

Wait, what?

:P

Cool story though. I'm always afraid of my cat getting stuck in the washer/dryer. I don't think he would be as durable as your remote...

walmartconnect 12-27-2007 01:52 PM

Please don't test your cat idea :(

cheesybanana 12-27-2007 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by walmartconnect (Post 556158)
Please don't test your cat idea :(

I love Fidel too much to do anything to him. Peanut, on the other hand, is fat and stinky. It is tempting....

JK O:)

EuphLlama 12-27-2007 04:01 PM

haha, I'm always scared I'm going to drop a knife on my cats. I'm always cutting meat (steak, ham, turkey) in the kitchen and they stand right under waiting for a piece.


Back on Topic:
I'm just waiting for the day someone in my family puts one of our iPods through the cycles. Ugh, that'll be the day I die.

thedood 12-27-2007 07:31 PM

Actually that will be the day your iPod dies.

walmartconnect 12-27-2007 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacameraman (Post 556387)
Actually that will be the day your iPod dies.

Owch.

EuphLlama 12-27-2007 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dacameraman (Post 556387)
Actually that will be the day your iPod dies.

haha. One of my friends put her nano through the washer and drier (blonde) and she took it out and it still worked! Before I had my iPhone, I had a RAZR and it went through and didnt come out very nice.

cheesybanana 12-27-2007 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by EuphLlama (Post 556442)
...and drier (blonde) and she took it out and it still worked! Before I had my iPhone, I had a RAZR and it wen...

http://www.economist.com/displaystor...ry_id=10311266

Sorry ugly people...

EuphLlama 12-27-2007 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by cheesybanana (Post 556544)

hahahah, thats crazy!

nukemm 12-30-2007 12:07 AM

My 30gig 5G video went through the wash & it came out just fine. Unfortunately my keyless entry remote for my VW GTI fell into a puddle & it hasn't worked in over a year.

iRye 12-30-2007 12:39 AM

My iPod nano went in the wash... didn't work afterwards. I have a front loading washer/dryer and they are AGRESSIVE. I opened it up to discover the logic board was torn in half (could see the inside of a few chips) and all wiring was destroyed.

walmartconnect 12-30-2007 01:23 AM

Jeez iRye, can you wash anything less sturdy than chain maille in that thing without it getting torn in half?


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