iPad chargers can open beer bottles
Student sparks craze with Tweet
That clever Jony Ive. Not content with giving the planet all manner of lovely iThings, the Apple designer may also have given the world the first combined AC adapter/beer bottle opener.
US Student Eva Giselle, aka @EvaZebra, made the discovery when she posted the pic below depicting the alleged removal of a beer bottle cap with an iDevice charger.
The Tweet went viral, leading third parties to test the veracity of Ms. Giselle’s claims. Some have since suggested that iDevice chargers may not be sufficiently robust to successfully release beer from the bottle, after reports of fractures and cracks emerged. As it seems highly unlikely that the Genius Bar won't smile fondly upon pilsener-pulverised power packs, warranty-wise, it's hard to recommend you try this at home.
Here in El Reg’s antipodean outpost we were all set to test the theory for ourselves, as a public service, when the sacrificial 2005-vintage firewire-only charger we felt sure was in a drawer somewhere failed to materialise after a exhaustive search.
Maybe Bruce has one handy? ®
Re: How quaint
Consider this an iOpener...
Sure hope it isn't her hands in the picture.
But does it charge afterwards?
When Swedes do their military service they are issued with a bottle opener as part of the official equipment. That is because some years ago a bright spark found out that you could open a beer bottle using the business end of an ammunition clip. Unfortunately after a few beers opened like this the clip got bent just enough that the weapon would jam when fired. An official-issue opener was the simplest solution...