Always On torture test giveaway: one iPhone 4S (bricked)

I hear a lot of geeks make jokes about “really pretty paperweights.” Even some Android fans have been known to refer to the iPhone that way, just for amusement. In this case, it’s … kind of true.

We put the iPhone 4S through the normal battery of tests back in seasons 1, and it was relatively tough, despite a nasty purple line on the screen after being dropped. But its unibody construction meant we could never dry it out enough to save it from a spin in the washing machine.

Spin cycle.

(Credit: CNET )

But I believe in miracles, and I’m sure someone, with a little tender loving care and possibly some money, can figure out how to get this thing fixed. So, if you’d like to be the proud owner of the Always On Collector’s Edition iPhone 4S, just enter to win in the comments below! I’ll even autograph it for you (if you want me to)!

On to the rules part: here’s how you can win.

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  • Leave a comment below. The comment can say anything you like — funny, cute, mean (hopefully not mean), but we prefer entertaining. It doesn’t really matter, but it’s fun for everyone.
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    Episode 16: Torture-testing the iPhone 5
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    iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III head to head… in a blender

    Hat Tip To: Crave: gorgeous gadgets and other crushworthy stuff. – CNET