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New Playstation 3 Controller Packaging

TGH Writes: "It seems while I was out today to pick up a new controller for my Playstation 3 I was introduced to the new and much easier packaging for it. We haven't seen this anywhere else so we figured we would post it up and show everyone."

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Micro_Sony3211d ago Show
Micro_Sony3211d ago (Edited 3211d ago )

I remember reading about this back 2008.

A number of retailers and manufacturers have a gift for holiday shoppers: product packaging that will not result in lacerations and stab wounds.

The companies, including Amazon.com, Sony, Microsoft and Best Buy, have begun to create alternatives to the infuriating plastic “clamshell” packages and cruelly complex twist ties that make products like electronics and toys almost impossible for mere mortals to open without power tools.

Impregnable packaging has incited such frustration among consumers that an industry term has been coined for it — “wrap rage.” It has sent about 6,000 Americans each year to emergency rooms with injuries caused by trying to pry, stab and cut open their purchases, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“I shouldn’t have to start each Christmas morning with a needle nose pliers and wire cutters,” said Jeffrey P. Bezos, the father of four young children and founder of Amazon.com. “But that is what I do, I arm myself, and it still takes me 10 minutes to open each package.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008...

banjadude3211d ago

I was just thinking of that, when I saw the title of this article.

I'm stick of those "clamshell" cases.

Kurisu3211d ago

Same colour as the Vita game cases.

Max Power3211d ago

Yeah I noticed the blue when I got my wireless headset.

xtreampro3211d ago (Edited 3211d ago )

Wow people were actually being serious about the packages being too hard to open? One person complains and rest join in, I guess it's a psychological thing. All it takes is a simple pair of scissors to cut through them, if people can't even be bothered to grab hold of a pair of scissors then there's no hope left for humanity.

We're all going to become fat lazy slobs lol, I myself have never had any problems opening the old solid plastic packaging.

-Alpha3211d ago

So just to clarify, you're NOT supposed to use your teeth?

xtreampro3211d ago (Edited 3211d ago )

Um of course not, a pair of scissors have ALWAYS worked for me and they should work fine for everyone else, unless everyone is EXTREMELY weak that they can't even pick up a pair of scissors (which is obviously nonsense) I don't see the problem.

Micro_Sony3211d ago (Edited 3211d ago )

TBH a scissors does not work all the time.

I had this one package that bent my scissors and I had to use a box cutter knife to get it open.

Plus I am a very impatient person and as soon as I get in the car I want to tear my package open.

Also

"Impregnable packaging has incited such frustration among consumers that an industry term has been coined for it — “wrap rage.” It has sent about 6,000 Americans each year to emergency rooms with injuries caused by trying to pry, stab and cut open their purchases, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission"

If you can stop 6000 people from going to emergency room each year then that a good thing.

Solidus187-SCMilk3211d ago

ahha new packaging for a controller...STOP THE PRESSES.

But anyways, those plastic things can be a little annoying if you dont have good scissors something to stab them with.

I usually just stab a hole in them and then rip it apart with my hands.

The scissors I have now are garbage so I use the stab and rip method, it works everytime.

Cablephish3211d ago

What if I don't have scissors? Or what if I want to open it as soon as I get in my car?

JoeReno3211d ago

Use a sharp tooth on a key. I've done this many many times. :-)

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