Watch a $1,300 sapphire Apple Watch Series 3 get scratched on camera

YouTuber Zack Nelson, better known as JerryRigEverything, is our usual go-to for phone torture these days, having exerted his tasking scratch, burn, and bend tests on many a contemporary smartphone, but those are not the only gadgets that receive this often-sadistic treatment.
A $1,300 Series 3 Apple Watch Edition is the latest and quite possibly the costliest gadget to get scratched in front of JerryRigEverything’s camera, and this scratch test is particularly interesting due to the sapphire display and ceramic case of the wearable which exude premium. Not …


Ouch! The Galaxy Note 8 gets scratched, burned, and bent on video

YouTuber JerryRigEverything is popular for his tasking durability tests that a multitude of smartphones have passed with flying colors though some have provided a shameful display. 

And, of course, with the Note 8 being one of the hottest devices of the past few weeks (on par with the LG V30) it’s only natural to see that Samsung’s latest S Pen handset receive the JerryRIgEverything treatment on video. 
As usual, a scratch, burn, and bend tests get demonstrated and, spoiler alert, the Note 8 passes all these fairly well. It would seem …

How tough is the sapphire edition HTC U Ultra? See it scratched and tortured in this video, then compared to other products

Earlier this year, HTC launched an oddball of a premium phablet — the HTC U Ultra, with a 5.7-inch main display and an extra ticker screen on top (a la LG V20), super-shiny finishes, and a missing 3.5 mm headphone jack (despite the device being quite large). To top it off, the company also announced that there will be a special edition of the phablet, which would rock a sapphire glass screen — allegedly the most unscratchable material for a screen that you can make.

Now, as we know, sapphire glass panels are super-hard to make — a couple of years ago, Apple hired …