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[Engadget]Sony joins the bandwagon, declares death to annoying clamshell packaging

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Had we known that eliminating those frustrating, potentially dangerous hard clamshell packages would simply take a nudge, we would've picketed for action years ago. Shortly after Amazon took and stand and announced its own initiative to cut back on wasteful, hard-to-open packaging, Sony has confirmed earlier reports that it will indeed be working towards something better. On a recent post to the outfit's blog, the company noted that it should "have a new alternative to announce soon." No need to reinvent the wheel, Sony -- the hard work has already been done. Check the totally corny vid promoting the change after the break.


Source: Engadget
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Video was kind of lame, but Im glad more companies are starting to do this.
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Video was kind of lame, but Im glad more companies are starting to do this.
    
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Thank god, I hate that stuff.
    
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Woot! Cardboard boxes win again!
    
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good and bad, while the packaging was a beeatch and a half to remove, it kept the product in place and secure, and kinda strong.
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Yes CopyChina (Chintendo with Polystation, popstation, Vii, Polystation3 etc..) we are talking to you too.
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that packaging pissed the #$%^ out of me,
    
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Has anyone here NOT gouged a finger/hand open trying to pry something out of one of these while in a hurry to do so?
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Really?

Opposable thumbs + tool using primates = easy entry.

They're called scissors and they separate the "weld" from the clamshell with minimal effort.

If you're using your fingers and teeth, you're doing it wrong. Make like Bioshock and "Evolve today!"
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