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25th February 2014, 09:20 AM |#1  
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When I slightly try to flex my Nexus 7 horizontally, a sort of an odd sound comes from it. Do other other users also observe this. Is it of poor build quality?

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25th February 2014, 02:35 PM |#2  
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The nexus 7 is not a flexible device. That odd sound is likely a signal to the user to stop trying to flex the device.

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26th February 2014, 04:56 AM |#3  
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WTF? 😕

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26th February 2014, 05:26 AM |#4  
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The nexus 7 is not a flexible device. That odd sound is likely a signal to the user to stop trying to flex the device.

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I may sound like an OCD victim, but I was trying to test the rigidity of the device. Like The kind of tests tech Youtubers do with Mechanical keyboards and other large devices. Marques Brownlee had done an extreme variation of what I did on his LG G Flex video. While I understand that LG Flex has been specifically manufactured to withstand these extreme tests and conditions, I just wanted to see how my Nexus 7 compares. I was not at all extreme with it and just slightly flexed it, subjecting it to those conditions which were all extremely likely on normal user's usage scenario. Pardon me, if you thought what I did was wrong.

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I may sound like an OCD victim, but I was trying to test the rigidity of the device. Like The kind of tests tech Youtubers do with Mechanical keyboards and other large devices. Marques Brownlee had done an extreme variation of what I did on his LG G Flex video. While I understand that LG Flex has been specifically manufactured to withstand these extreme tests and conditions, I just wanted to see how my Nexus 7 compares. I was not at all extreme with it and just slightly flexed it, subjecting it to those conditions which were all extremely likely on normal user's usage scenario. Pardon me, if you thought what I did was wrong.

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I wouldn't take it personally. It's just that it kind of gets old when you keep reading posts in the forums of people looking for defects in their devices that aren't really defects at all. If you take a gander in the Nexus 5 forums, you'll see they are littered with threads about real non-issues. For example, one guy made a post saying he thought his Nexus 5 had a problem because when he would push hard on the back under the camera, it would creak a little bit.

My advice... Just use your tablet like it was meant to be used, and don't sit on it or do anything that would cause it to flex. One can really drive him/herself mad looking for imperfections in his/her electronic devices.
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I agree.

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26th February 2014, 06:11 AM |#7  
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I may sound like an OCD victim, but I was trying to test the rigidity of the device. Like The kind of tests tech Youtubers do with Mechanical keyboards and other large devices. Marques Brownlee had done an extreme variation of what I did on his LG G Flex video. While I understand that LG Flex has been specifically manufactured to withstand these extreme tests and conditions, I just wanted to see how my Nexus 7 compares. I was not at all extreme with it and just slightly flexed it, subjecting it to those conditions which were all extremely likely on normal user's usage scenario. Pardon me, if you thought what I did was wrong.

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I'm not judging right or wrong here, I just don't see the point of stress testing a perfectly good device (unless of course you are a tech editor and want to show your readers/viewers a potential device weakness). Personally, I treat my devices with kid gloves - I like the way they look and feel now, and I'd like them to be the same 2 years down the road when I trade up to the newest version.

And flexing a device that wasn't intended to flex is just asking for problems.

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