Monday, 23 July 2012

Google Gaffes: Nexus 7 NoNo #1 - the packaging review!

I was excited to receive my shiny new Google / Asus Nexus 7, which most people will know by now is a high spec and great value 7" tablet using the open source Android operating system.

But I will admit, I had to get a strong 5' 7" tall friend to help push the inner box out of the sleeve. It was such a tight fit, I just couldn't do it by myself! I'm only 5' 2", and not the strongest of females. I didn't get wrap rage, but only because I managed to get help with the unpackaging.

The earlier stages of the unboxing weren't easy either. Luckily, I keep a trusty Stanley knife within easy reach of both kitchen and living room. I never unbox without it! But it couldn't help with the part where I had to somehow slide the inner box out of the sleeve. Thank goodness for strong friends!

I felt a little bit better when I saw that I wasn't the only customer who struggled - eg this Atlantic Wire article linked to from Slashdot. (And montage of unboxing troubles, embedded below!)

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