I've already showed you some stylish yet geeky handmade iPhone (and iPod Touch) cases, and I didn't want to leave out my peeps who don't rock an Apple. These handmade cases will fit anything from your standard flip phone to your trusty Blackberry. Variety is the spice of life, my friends, so click away and check out these awesome creations.
The trend may be heading toward larger iPhones and Blackberrys being all the rage (guilty as charged), but clamshells are generally smaller and more compact, which makes them much easier to tote than a candy-bar style phone. So I realized I gotta give some love to my flip phone lovers out there, too. Check out some of my picks for the best flip phones on the market when you read more
Last night I was faced with the task of putting new ink cartridges in my boyfriend's printer and was reminded of how tricky it is to open hard clamshell packaging. It's honestly a battle I confront multiple times a week, so I decided it was time to do a little research. Why do manufactures make it so complicated? It's mostly to detour shoplifters — the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention estimates losses from pilferage at more than $25 million per day so keeping small goods in plastic until they are purchased is paramount. Consumer Reports says:
- Federal safety laws require seals that will show evidence of tampering, and child-safety caps on most over-the-counter remedies, though that often makes them adultproof.
- Products from abroad must be packed securely enough to withstand a long, bouncy voyage aboard a cargo ship.
- With toys, it’s no longer enough to picture what’s inside. Children and parents like to interact with the toy or at least see all the pieces before buying.
All fair points, but that doesn't make getting items open any easier. So how should you get your hard to budge sealed cases open? For my tips, read more