Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/06/open_beer_with_idevice_charger/

iPad chargers can open beer bottles

Student sparks craze with Tweet

By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Bootnotes, 6th May 2012 11:04 GMT

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.

iBeer opener

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? ®