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Apple Must Pay $22 Million In Damages In Scratching iPod Nano Suit

Geek Out: How Badly Have You Damaged a Gadget?

Being someone who appreciates and accrues a lot of gadgets comes with some pitfalls (the main on being loss of money); not the least of which is the inevitability of the fact that one day, you will break your gadgets. We take many precautions, from buying protective cases to gingerly holding each precious piece of electronics like a baby.

Sometimes it's unavoidable, such as Apple's current ordeal of having to pay out over $22 million because of scratching iPod Nanos. It may be a little comforting knowing that ruining your cell phone or MP3 player was not your fault, but it still sucks.

Even worse? When it is your fault. I live in fear of throwing a Wiimote into my LCD screen, regardless of the precautions, or dropping my iPhone on the street and hurting it (which I did with my first-gen iPhone, and it was not pretty, and then there was the matter of soaking my old iPod in water . . .oops).

Tell me (and possibly make me feel better), what's the worst you have damaged one of your gadgets?


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