Unboxing The Nexus 7? Better Bring A Knife [Video Montage]


There are few things better in this world than a good old fashioned montage. Here’s a fun little unboxing montage from around the net with a cameo from yours truly at Phandroid.

The box: Nexus 7. The problem: opening it. Seriously, if you watch the video completely through, you’ll notice everyone had a hard time opening this thing — that is, except Phandroid. Well, to be fair and honest, we actually shot a clip before this one and scrapped it due to the difficulty we had opening it. I even had to break out the razor blade to get those damn tabs off. I don’t know what kind of material was used, but I suspect it’s some kind of new space-age plastic Google has been developing. In any case, have a good laugh. I know I did.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Premium casing for a premium product.

    1. The world’s most least expensive premium product :D

  2. These people were unboxing wrong. :)

    I always have my Leatherman on the ready. Ya never know if you’ll have those plastic stickers to cut through, or plastic twisty ties, or the clamshell crap to scissor through…

  3. I noticed the problem wasnt the tape but how tightly packed the box was and everyone was having a hard time pulling it apart.


  5. Trolololol

  6. to paraphrase Snoop Dogg in a very old Sidekick ad; “unboxing a new product without a knife handy? That won’t do nothin but make you look stupid!”
    Course that knife won’t help the lid seperate from the box, looks like you need a crowbar or something for that

  7. Around the 1 minute mark I couldn’t help but to start laughing. Anyway, good timing, mine gets delivered today!

  8. I opened it in my Mini Van with a screaming baby behind me, it didn’t seem that hard to open. It was tightly packed, and a little tough to open but worth it in the end.


  10. I opened mine while driving down the road after my visit to Sam’s Club. I used my thumb nail. It wasn’t that tough.

  11. This is all I have to say:

  12. The worst thing is that apparently none of these people know how to use a video editing program. Yeah, there’s this thing called CUT! Oh yeah, and this transition called DIP TO BLACK so that we know it took a little bit of time!

    Hay problema, indeed.

  13. Finally, an enjoyable unboxing video!

  14. I watched the video in the morning before mine was delivered. I didn’t have a single problem with any of that. The box slid out of the sleeve with no issue, I cut the two pieces of tape with my utili-key, and the box opened no problem.

    Odd thing I did find is that the box had already been opened and resealed with a second set of black tape strips.

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