One of the most frequent concerns we’ve heard from would-be buyers of the iPod nano is: “I wonder how easily it would break if you dropped it.” This expensive little plastic and silicon wafer does appear to be fragile. So, the always-curious gadget weenies at Ars Techica put a nano to the test. They were amazed at its durability. It still played music even after being run over by a car. Twice! In the end, it only succumbed after being tossed about 40′ in the air, onto concrete, something you’re not likely to do with yours.
After the carnage was complete, they did an autopsy and detail their findings in the last installment of the piece.