With every new Apple gadget, you've got to have a drop test to see how it fares in clumsy hands. This test from SquareTrade pits the new iPad mini against its big brother the iPad 3, and chief rival the Nexus 7. All and all, it holds up pretty well, but nothing is invincible.
It's a little unclear whether or not that Nexus 7 was about to be totally fine after that water test, but the test goes to show that these devices will all survive alright so long as you don't go smacking them face-down on the pavement. But if that's what you're going to do, please, at least film it. [SquareTrade]