The worst drop any of your gadgets are likely to suffer is a metre or so. Maybe a little more if you're dangling one over the edge of a balcony or drop it down the stairs. But gadgets, no matter how robust, aren't build to handle more than that. That's why this 20m drop test is insane and frankly unfair (if you take it seriously). It's also kind of awesome.
The folks over at Mac Weekend were the ones who put this poor Nexus 7 into — and then quickly out of — its misery. I'd say it seems to hold up fairly well considering, but really what frame of reference could any of us possibly have? [Mac Weekend]