Friday, August 24, 2012

A singularly stupid idea


This is a hopelessly stupid idea for an iPhone case being sold for $20 at

They describe it thus:

When developing its new protective iPhone case, Loop Attachment took a page from the ancient art of mummification. The Mummy iPhone Case swaddles your sacred phone is swathes of shielding silicone, revealing just enough to preserve your hardware’s identity. This carefully crafted case also functions as a card carrier, allows for easy access to all switches and ports, provides impact resistance, and improves grip.

Apparently the twits who designed this thing don’t know that the electromagnetic field generated by a cell phone can erase or corrupt the data on credit card magnetic strips. I learned this the hard way a few years ago when I put the card key to my motel room into my shirt pocket along with my cell phone.

But maybe they have figured it out, because the ad stipulates:

This item is final sale and not eligible for return.

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