Posted on April 15th, 2009 No comments
Acquiring a new gadget may be an exciting experience for some. I’m sure there is a certain joy to be had by tearing recklessly through the packaging of a product like a small child on Christmas morning. However, foolhardiness is not my strong suit, it is possible, but it must be practiced. There is an exact protocol to be followed in this situation, one that is timeless and exact.
That procedure is known as the art of Unboxing. To unbox a technological gadget is to remove the items from within the packaging in the exact order they were originally placed by the manufacturer and to document the process via photograph or video recording.
Let us begin:
A shiny silver bag from T-mobile with pink handles. An interesting choice of color scheme. I wonder what it holds.
The T-mobile G1 is quite a special device indeed. In fact, it’s so elite, it requires 2 boxes for protection. How very fascinating.
Upon further inspection, the side of the outer box has a prominent G1 logo, how thoughtful of the manufacturer to clearly mark the product. Excellent work. The inner box contains the coveted G1 phone itself.
The top section of the box has a flap, which, when opened reveals written materials. Included within this material is a T-mobile G1 handbook, which is divided into two sections aptly named “getting started” and “having fun”. There are two other booklets, T-mobile HotSpot Terms & Conditions, and Terms & Conditions, Return Policy & Limited Warranty. A small quick guide titled ‘Tips & Tricks’ and a plastic pre-paid envelope to be used for the T-mobile HuddleUp recycling program, it seems to be a handy way to recycle your old cellular telephone in order to help the environment. How very thoughtful. Removing the inset that holds the actual phone will reveal all accessories.
Accessories I found in the box were: 1 battery, 1 home charger, 1 stereo headset (with 2 small ear bud protectors packaged separately), 1 USB cable, 1 microphone and 1 travel case.
The T-mobile G1 is finally unboxed, it’s been a journey but here is the final product. Flipping open the phone is a little tricky at first, but I imagine will be easy to adapt to. The buttons on the full keyboard are small and unfamiliar. Typing on a regular keyboard with ones thumbs will take practice. The carry case is a nice addition for reducing scratches to the face of the phone, it smells like a mixture of new car and fish, I do hope that wears off soon.