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(Reposted from here, as a welcome to new visitors!)

I’m proud to announce Unboxing.com - a site I created dedicated to sharing the “Unboxing Ceremony” that most geeks go through when we get a new piece of gear.


I’ve had this little side project on the back burner for a while. I’ve been tweaking it, and basically waiting for the right time to start getting people to visit. It’s set up how I like it, so it’s time for the wraps to come off. It’s mostly for fun, though you’ll see some Google AdSense on it (hey, anything that helps pay for hosting, and a new gadget once in a while).

I’m not going to stop blogging at TinyScreenfuls - I just thought it would be cool to create a site that focuses on cool unboxing experiences. A one-stop-shop for New Gadget Pr0n, if you will. 😉 I know for a fact there’s demand for it - the video of my PSP Unboxing Ceremony is always one of the most popular pages on this site, and I’ve received emails (and even phone calls!) from people telling me that they enjoyed it, and begging for more unboxing videos.

Some of the Unboxing Ceremonies are my own, some are friends’, and some I just ran across on the web via super secret sophisticated wiretap automated delivery methods (oh, alright, I have a bunch of search feeds). There’s also an Unboxing Flickr Group I created - feel free to join and share your photos there.

Let me know if you have something (now or in the future) that you’d like posted - preferential treatment will be given to Friends of TinyScreenfuls. 😉 You could see your name in lights! Or something.

A lot of the content is Apple-centric right now, but that’s not on purpose. It just seems that Apple geeks are a lot more prone to taking photos of their new toys, and posting them on the web. That, and Apple has been on fire lately, releasing hardware that makes your geeky parts feel tingly. But, I’ll post anything I find that’s geeky and cool and has that new gadget smell.

Check it out, and subscribe to the site feed. And if you don’t mind, tell some friends about it. And teach them how to subscribe to the feed, since updates will probably be sporadic, and feeds are the best way to keep up with stuff like this, anyway. Think of it as a great opportunity to teach someone about RSS and syndication!

Last but not least, let me know what you think. Like I said, this is just a little side project that I thought would be fun. If you can think of ways to make it better, I’m all ears!



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Tomi B. shares photos of the Unboxing Ceremony for the new TabletKiosk eo UMPC/Origami minitablet device:

Check out the Flickr set, and the blog post full of first impressions.

Thanks for sharing! 😊



Was happy to read this morning that Julie Leung received her new MacBook yesterday.

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Wicked, false, tricksy thieves broke into their vehicle and stole her Powerbook while they were on vacation a while ago (here’s a link to her Unboxing Ceremony of that machine). Julie, glad to see you re-horsed with a shiny new MacBook.

Now, how’s about some more photos? 😉



Announced just this morning, and already people are getting their hands on them at Apple stores. Now THAT’s how to do a product launch! Here are some photosets from around the web of people unboxing their new MacBook treasure.

AppleInsider:

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Flickr user pealco (Roger?):






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The new “lapzilla” - the 17” MacBook Pro - is starting to land in people hands. Here’s the first Unboxing Ceremony photos that I spied, from Flickr user EricMB



The MacBook Pro Unpacking - a photoset on Flickr

TinyScreenfuls pal Nathan, a big Mac fan, has taken some great photos of the Unboxing Ceremony of his new Mac Book Pro, along with some, *ahem*, interesting photo captions. 😊

Check them out!



http://www.thunq.com/news/vex-unboxing-photos/

Vex starter kit

The Vex Robotics Design System kit is on my list of things to buy and play with if/when I ever have an abundance of time and money to do so. 😊



http://www.flickr.com/photos/palmsolo/tags/macbookxp/

Geek extraordinaire palmsolo caved and bought a MacBook Pro, and shares photos of his Unboxing Ceremony.


As a bonus, he took some photos of the process of installing Windows XP using Apple’s Boot Camp. (I used Boot Camp to install XP on my Intel Mac mini - you can find the details and photos here).



Dan Benjamin shares his unboxing photos of the new Intel powered iMac:

Scalpel, please

See the whole Flickr set here.



DSC_4431 Originally uploaded by drive blind.

Flickr user drive blind shares this set of photos of his Unboxing Ceremony for the new iPod Hi-Fi speaker system. Check them out!



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