Are you, like me, nonetheless misplaced in Steam Deck pre order purgatory? Is “after Q3 2022” an infinite void swallowing up the longer term, with the promise of PC gaming on the go seemingly by no means to reach? This video from DIY YouTube channel JerryRigEverything of 1 getting bent, burned, and stabbed might offer you some catharsis.
JerryRigEverything creator Zack Nelson distinguishes his channel by reviewing private tech, largely smartphones, from a sturdiness angle. Nelson places most main new releases by means of their paces with sturdiness checks that embody bending, scratching, and even making use of an open flame to the display screen.
The gauntlet begins with a scratch check of the Deck’s display screen, with Nelson utilizing picks calibrated to Moh’s scale of hardness to evaluate its relative resistance. Surprisingly, the display screen on the highest degree, $650 Deck fares barely worse than most units, with its anti-glare coating proving much less proof against scratches. One thing for any house owners to regulate.
Nelson then takes a razor to the console, demonstrating the relative ruggedness of its buttons and punishing the ears by marking up its chassis, concluding by drawing a Tesla valve on the again in a cheeky play on phrases on the gadget’s creators.
The channel-favorite flame check finally causes no everlasting injury to the gadget’s display screen, par for the course with IPS shows, however nonetheless all the time a supply of amazement for me. Nelson’s “bend check” for assessing a tool’s general structural integrity by flexing it as laborious as attainable equally doesn’t completely injury the gadget. Excellent news for Deck house owners, unhealthy information if you happen to had been right here for a spectacle.
The JerryRigEverything sturdiness checks positively comprise helpful information for shoppers, however I am unable to assist but in addition discover a sure anarchic thrill in watching the tech that guidelines our lives get manhandled like this. Does not the fixed buzz of social media, unhealthy information, and spam emails simply make you wish to snap this stuff in half? Mild them on fireplace? Simply me?
JerryRigEverything shall be following up the Deck destruction with a teardown video of the reportedly repair-friendly gadget within the close to future.