I met someone last weekend who had just lost her cellphone in a toilet – actually a port-a-potty to be exact. Good luck retrieving that one.
I know someone else who has ruined several phones by dropping them into the toilet. Either she hasn’t liked her phones or she’s a klutz who likes to use her phone in the bathroom, which I’m guessing is not a good combination.
My wife cracked her iPod touch recently after dropping it several times.
The secretary of a friend of mine dropped some canned goods on her iPad, smashing it.
A Scrabble buddy of mine discovered his iPad was cracked one day. He’s not sure how that occurred, but he blames the cleaning lady at his office.
I could keep going on with a list of ways people have broken, lost or ruined handheld electronic devices, and I’m sure every one of you has your own story or knows somebody else’s story about technological disasters on a portable scale. I won’t, simply because such occurrences have become common in today’s society.