Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Achilles Heels

The world of industrial design has not perfected the latch that secures batteries in small electronic devices. My pet emergency radio, about the size of a smart phone, will spill its AAAs if I don't secure the cover with gaff tape. A new travel alarm has the same flaw.These are not the only examples of the problem I have found in my inventory, but they are the ones with the potential to cause serious trouble.

Short version: tape the covers as a fail safe. Forget how they look.

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