TechRax is a YouTube channel that focuses on making videos about strength testing and destruction of cell phones and other handheld devices. The channel was founded by Taras Maksimuk on September 20, 2009, and its most popular video is "Taking a Bath in a Giant 1,500 Gallon Coca-Cola Swimming Pool!" which surpassed 30,000,000 views in under 1 month!
Maksimuk began the TechRax channel as a standard tech blog but switched over tech destruction videos in 2012 after discovering a demand for them. His early videos were a loss, but as his subscriber base grew, he began to make a profit. Maksimuk uses the advertising revenue to finance his college studies. The first destruction he did is "iPhone 5 Hammer Smash Drop Test -Episode #1-". The destruction of Apple products are the most popular on the channel. As of May 2016, the channel is close to 4.5 million subscribers, and 800 million views.
Maksimuk has crushed an iPhone 5S under a train, boiled an iPhone 6 in Coca Cola, performed a head-to-head comparison between an iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 to see which survives longer when boiled in water, and destroyed an Apple Watch Edition with neodymium magnets. The watch cost $10,000, which he raised through advertising in other videos. The video drew over six million views by February 2016. He subsequently melted crayons and dipped an iPhone 6s into them.
The channel also does some small 100 foot drop test of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and all of the other phones. His very first 100 foot homemade cases drop test is the "Can Play Doh Protect an iPhone 6S from 100FT Drop Test?"