FYI, A Phone Protector Made From Bulletproof Glass Doesn’t Make Your Phone Bulletproof

FYI, A Phone Protector Made From Bulletproof Glass Doesn’t Make Your Phone Bulletproof

Much like stainless steel is really just rust-resistant steel that may indeed fall victim to oxidization, bulletproof glass isn’t some magic material that causes slugs to bounce off its surface. But if you have access to an iPhone screen protector made from bulletproof glass and access to firearms, it has to be tempting to see just how bulletproof the material is. [More]

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You’ve Got A 1-In-10 Chance Of Receiving A Mangled Package This Holiday Season

In the next few weeks, a lot of us will be ordering items online — whether for ourselves or for others — and having them shipped somewhere, hoping beyond hope that these parcels don’t get lost, stolen, drop-kicked, or run through a Blendtec just to see what happens. A recent study of packages received from e-commerce sites finds that you shouldn’t be terribly shocked if the box shows up looking worse for wear. [More]

What Does A Gold iPhone 5S Look Like After The Blendtec Is Done With It?

What Does A Gold iPhone 5S Look Like After The Blendtec Is Done With It?

Are you in the market for a new pile of shredded smartphone bits but just can’t decide which one will have the best results when blended? Perhaps you can’t choose between the rainbow of color options offered by the iPhone 5c, but you aren’t totally sold on the shreddable charms of the gold iPhone 5s. The only way to decide is to see which is prettier after The Blendtec’s “Will it blend?” test, of course. [More]

SquareTrade Hurls Samsung Galaxy S4 At The Ground, Probably Denies Own Claim

SquareTrade Hurls Samsung Galaxy S4 At The Ground, Probably Denies Own Claim

Do you enjoy product reviews from our sibling publication Consumer Reports, but wish that there were more smashing? Do you love the classic “Will it Blend?” YouTube videos, but want to see items destroyed in more realistic situations? You’re in luck. The hard-working experts at extended warranty/protection plan provider SquareTrade conducted a publicity stunt series of tests on current top-of-the-line smartphones to see which was most likely to survive being dropped on a corner from shoulder height, dunked in water, and slid across a table. That last one is kind of anticlimactic. [More]

What’s The Best Way To Handle The “Hold On, I’m On The Phone” Customer?

What’s The Best Way To Handle The “Hold On, I’m On The Phone” Customer?

There is a special type of bad consumer that is the bane of both retail employees and other customers waiting in line — the person who not only blabs away on their phone while waiting in line but also holds things up by refusing to pause their call when they get to the head of the line. So what is the best way to deal with this problem in a way that just won’t slow things down even more? [More]

Has Blendtec Finally Met Its Match With Super-Tough Cell Phone?

Has Blendtec Finally Met Its Match With Super-Tough Cell Phone?

Blendtec’s super-powered blenders have rarely failed at their “Will it blend” challenges, but the Sonim XP3300 Force, a super-tough cell phone that has survived everything from being encased in concrete to being dumped in -25 degree antifreeze, posed a unique challenge. [More]

Need A Blender? Here Are The Ones Consumer Reports Likes

Need A Blender? Here Are The Ones Consumer Reports Likes

Consumer Reports recently tested the drink-making abilities of over 40 blenders, and then they passed out in a pool of frozen margarita. But seriously folks, you don’t need to spend $400 on a Blendtec “Total Blender”–there’s a $40 Oster model “did just as well.” [More]

What's In The Financial Reform Bill?

What's In The Financial Reform Bill?

Now that the Senate has passed the financial reform bill, it’s off to non-smoke-filled rooms, where it will go into a Blendtec with the version passed by the House last year. CNNMoney.com sifted through all 1,600 pages of the bill and came up with a handy cheat sheet explaining what’s actually likely to change when this thing becomes a law. [More]

Sure, The Blendtec Blends iPads, But What About Margaritas?

Sure, The Blendtec Blends iPads, But What About Margaritas?

If you’ve gone on YouTube any time in the last year, you’re probably already familiar with the Blendtec Total Blender, which has been used to pulverize everything from iPhones and iPads to video games and Rubik’s Cubes. But our ever-pragmatic second cousin (once removed) at Consumer Reports wants to know: Can I actually use it to blend something I’d want to eat? [More]

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