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Watch as this Nintendo Switch continues to function as a waterjet carves away at it

By Shawn Knight ยท 13 replies
Mar 6, 2017
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  1. YouTube content creators figured out a while back that the shock value generated by destroying cutting-edge consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets could generate a significant amount of advertising revenue (in most cases, more than enough to cover the cost of the gadget itself).

    Once the trend caught on, however, simply smashing an iPhone on the concrete wasn’t enough. Indeed, if you wanted traffic, you really needed to get creative and step your game up to stand out in the crowd which is exactly what the Waterjet Channel has done.

    After acquiring a couple of Nintendo Switch consoles, they promptly loaded up a game, strapped the handheld down and let the waterjet loose on it.

    Surprisingly enough, the system remained functional for close to a minute and a half as a large chunk of the system was cut away. Sure, it doesn’t really say much about the machine’s durability but it’s incredible to witness nevertheless.

    The precision cuts by the waterjet look incredible and could make a nice keepsake, especially if you’re a Zelda fan (although I’m not sure how safe it is to have the battery exposed like that).

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  2. sridoodla

    sridoodla TS Rookie

    The ebay bid is at 90k right now.
  3. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 807   +349

    Why do people do this kind of thing, its just wrong/sad.
    stewi0001 likes this.
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 788   +173

    Waste of a system
    stewi0001 likes this.
  5. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Booster Posts: 89   +90

    How wasteful. Social media will be the death of us all.
    stewi0001 likes this.
  6. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,542   +424

    I'm almost more interested in what was cut or contained in that first triangle since it was NOT needed for the system to still function...
  7. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 756   +1,092

    Nintendo saw the video and immediately moved to reduce costs on Switch production, leaving that first triangle bit out of all new machines shipped
    madboyv1 likes this.
  8. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 300   +178

    That device is like a zombie. You have to destroy its brain to kill it for good.
  9. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 582   +470

    Wow! People will do anything for channel views... And all I've learned from that video is never lend those guy's your tech.
    stewi0001 likes this.
  10. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,219   +1,657

    Hmmm lets water jet a nVidia 1080 Ti next!
    mcborge likes this.
  11. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Evangelist Posts: 572   +327

    But will it blend?
    mcborge likes this.
  12. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Evangelist Posts: 434   +510

    If you have a waterjet, can buy a Switch for ~$300, then can make thousands in ad revenue by destroying it...why not? These guys have a very wasteful, yet profitable, business model.

    Thankfully the $90k ebay listing was pulled. No doubt it was being run up by trolls.
  13. Igrecman

    Igrecman TS Maniac Posts: 300   +178

    Perhaps the guys were taking out the dead pixels piece by piece.
  14. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 981   +339

    Cut through the battery and part of the circuit board and was still working? What kind of undead console is this?

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