HP Product Testing: A Horror Story

Watching HP abuse their machines is a fascinating glimpse into the methods used to determine if a product can survive the rigors of everyday use. The number and extent of the tests is remarkable, and HP’s The Next Bench provides a few interesting videos to showcase their anti-machine brutality.

Here’s one particularly fun video, showing electrostatic shock testing:

As we look forward to future webOS devices produced with HP’s expertise in product engineering and manufacturing, it’s good to know that he company knows how to thoroughly test their products before putting them on the market. Perhaps this kind of testing will help avoid the build issues experienced with the earliest (and even some of the latest) Sprint Pre.


  1. Aww shucks I was expecting that dude to shoot a huge fiery lightning bolt out of that thing! That woulda been impressive. ;)

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