This guy built a YouTube following by destroying thousands of dollars of iPhones just for fun

You know that panicky feeling you get when you think you’ve wrecked your smartphone? Most of us try to avoid that.

So, there’s something perversely irresistible about the TechRax Instagram and YouTube channel by Taras Maksimuk.

He’s been deliberately destroying iPhones since 2011 in all kinds of creative and diabolical ways.

And what he did to a $US10,000 Apple Watch? Insane.

TechRax destroyed a $10,000 gold Apple Watch with a pair of neodymium magnets. They collide together with a force so strong they can crush the bones in your hand.

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The watch was crushed.

Gold Apple iWatch crushed by magnets

But somehow it was still working a little bit. (And yeah, the video went viral, viewed over 3 million times.)

Here's a limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge after it was tortured in an 'extreme bend test.' Only 1,000 of those limited edition phones were made. He put it in a vice and smashed it with a hammer until it bent.

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He also did the same extreme bend test to an iPhone 6 Plus.

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We don't need to explain what's about to happen to this poor iPhone 6

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And here's the result.

iPhone 6 meets lawn mower

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Then there was that time he poured gallium on the aluminium iPhone 6. Gallium loves aluminium.

He also shot an iPhone 6 with a gun ...

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Turns out, it's not bullet proof.

He put one iPhone 6 in a lava lamp. And killed it that way.

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He took a grinder to this poor brand-new iPhone 6 ...

And he roasted this iPhone 6 in a turkey for 4 hours.

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Yeah, it was baked.

And he's boiled, dropped, drowned, and ironed other phones ...

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Which is not to say that you have to come up with ingenious ways to wreck an iPhone. This one was busted the old-fashioned way. It was dropped on its screen.

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