What started as a TwitPic soon spread like wildfire all over the Web, getting picked up by Apple blogs like 9to5Mac and Business Insider. Someone, presumably inebriated, decided it would be clever to use an iPad adapter an an impromptu bottle opener.
The photo, which simply shows the adapter being placed on the bottle cap, paints a seemingly ideal picture of a handy piece of tech being used in unconventional ways.
As a beer-drinking technophile who also happens to like crazy DIYs like this, I gave it a try.
It only took seconds for me to regret doing so. Here I was, using an iPad adapter to pry off a bottle cap, when an unexpected crack filled my ears. The plastic, circular part of the adapter isn't strong enough after all. (Nothing a little superglue can't fix, but still.)
Did I stop there? Sure didn't. Hard-headed and fi... [Read more]