How the Clamshell Laptop Changed Computer Design Forever

You know Grid Systems' Grid Compass 1101 laptop, right? You should. The laptop you're using, the laptop you own, and the laptop you want all imitate its design. Why? The Grid Compass, from April, 1982, was the first clamshell laptop ever created. » 7/16/12 11:20am 7/16/12 11:20am

How to Keep Your Coins Safe During a Mugging

I've heard stories of muggers turning their noses up at victims' original-gen iPhones, but this clamshell (secretly hiding your pocket-money) might just cause the thief to take pity and gift you with one of his stolen goods. [DoniDoni via Unplggd] » 8/02/10 3:40am 8/02/10 3:40am

BlackBerry's Unsightly Clamshell 9670 Looks Like It's Definitely Coming

It's got the potential to go down in history as the ugliest BlackBerry ever, but at least the photo quality is decent enough for us to make out a QWERTY keyboard and curved, almost pebble-esque design. » 5/06/10 7:10am 5/06/10 7:10am

3D Motorola "Ming" Clamshell Turns Up In China, Could Use Nintendo…

My, how the quality of life would improve if all leaked photos were of this quality. And plentiful! Motorola's 3D "Ming" clamshell is looking very near completion, but the girth looks...challenging. » 4/27/10 7:45am 4/27/10 7:45am

Low-end Motorola La Jolla Won't be the Jewel of the Androids

Translating to "The Jewel" in Spanish, Motorola's leaked La Jolla sounds like it'll be anything but gem-like. With the Cliq and Droid being feature-laden Android badboys, we'll allow the newly-reformed Motorola to have a miss or two. » 12/04/09 10:26am 12/04/09 10:26am

ZipIt Effortlessly Opens Those Annoying Blister Packs

Wrap rage—one minute your trying to open a new gadget and the next someone is in the ER with a pair of scissors in their chest. I've seen it countless times. ZipIt can help. » 5/01/09 6:20pm 5/01/09 6:20pm

Sony Declares Death to Clamshell Packaging by Way of Campy Video

As someone who's ended up on the wrong end of clamshell packaging, I welcome all news about manufacturers that abandon the practice. Sony did just that this week (but the video still needs work). » 12/21/08 4:00pm 12/21/08 4:00pm

Made-In-China Handset Turns iPhone Into a Clamshell

We've seen our fair share of phony iPhones » 11/26/08 10:15pm 11/26/08 10:15pm here before, but this is the first time I've seen a company take a more ingenious approach to copycatting and, I dare say, I wouldn't mind if the iPhone took a page out of this guy's book one day. I introduce you to the iPhone Flip. The phone measures 105 x 53 x 17mm, and…

Sony, Microsoft, and Best Buy Join in the Fight Against Tough…

Electronics manufacturers are finally coming together for a cause I think we can all support: getting rid of the impossible-to-open, finger-slicing, dangerous-sharp-tool-requiring plastic prisons for our gadgets known as the clamshell package. Amazon started the struggle » 11/15/08 2:15pm 11/15/08 2:15pm, and Sony, Microsoft, and Best Buy are jumping…

Samsung Saga and Renown for Verizon Available Online, In Stores Dec. 1

Just like we thought » 11/15/08 9:00am 11/15/08 9:00am, Samsung's i770 Saga QWERTY phone and clamshell world phone Renown are available online. The Saga is for sale as of yesterday, going for $200 after a $70 mail-in rebate and with a 2-year contract, and the Renown will go live on November 19th for $180 after a $50 MIR with the 2-year lock-in. The…

Amazon Promises Frustration-Free Packaging: Dentists, Scissor-Makers…

I'm 100% » 11/03/08 9:30am 11/03/08 9:30am certain I'm not alone when I say I hate gadget packaging—specifically the armored transparent stuff that they clamshell-wrap electronic gizmos in nowadays. But an unexpected guardian angel has arrived to ease our packing woes: Amazon has just launched its "Frustration-Free Packaging" initiative. I think they…

RIM Opens Up About BlackBerry Pearl Flip Phone

RIM just got official on its BlackBerry Pearl Flip ( aka » 9/10/08 1:11am 9/10/08 1:11am the ). Still a kinda clumsy-looking piece, the Pearl Flip is the candybar Pearls, but you know, fliptastic, with an an external display for previewing incoming texts, emails and phone calls. Watch for it at T-Mobile soon. []

BlackBerry 8210 and 8820 Flip Phones Leaked by Web Retailer

A tiny mistake by online retailer Expansys » 8/20/08 10:15am 8/20/08 10:15am has revealed two new quad-band BlackBerry clamshell phones. Some info on the has surfaced before, but the 8210 seems new. The phones are apparently very similar, with both having a 2.6-inch internal 240x 320 pixel screen, a small 160 x 128 external screen, and clamshell…

Apple iPhone 2.0 Patent Shows Dual-Touchscreen Flipphone

It's rare that Apple's patents actually show the exact form factors of devices they have in development, but this "dual sided trackpad" patent for a phone seems to definitely show that they've got some flipphone version coming up. The patent itself outlines a phone that has two multitouch sensors, both on the "bottom"… » 3/17/08 12:45pm 3/17/08 12:45pm

Rokr U9 Pictures and Specs Show Motorola Design Still in the Wilderness

A new Motorola clamshell, the Rokr U9 has had pics and specs leaked online. And what do we think? Well, smoked mirror effects and ergo-pebble-cum-designer sex toy do not a zexy phone make. See for yourselves in the gallery, then ogle at the specs below. » 9/12/07 10:00am 9/12/07 10:00am

Helio Fin Unboxing - Meet The Thinnest Clamshell In The US

Clamshells make up 79% of the US market for cellphones, so it's no surprise that Helio is introducing one to its lineup starting today. Here's the unboxing, with Sizemodo to come. » 8/16/07 10:51am 8/16/07 10:51am

Fresh Photos and Video: Motorola LAZR, If That is Your Real Name

Bengal boy loves to take photos of his scoops in exotic locals, next to cherry red Dodge Vipers, and gigantic Euro-models. So cheesy, but we excuse him because his scoops are damn good. Here the latest Moto clamshell, the LAZR — if that is your real name. Aside from the 2-inch screen, and Linux OS, no other info is… » 3/26/07 12:43am 3/26/07 12:43am

Philips Xenium Clamshell Yaps For a Month

Philips drops another handset in their Xenium 9@9 cellphone line for those people who never remember to charge their phones. Instead of a candybar form factor, however, this Xenium 9x9 is a clamshell with a brushed metal finish and a 262K OLED display, but still has the ability to last up to 30 days on standby. » 2/02/07 9:15pm 2/02/07 9:15pm

Ben Heck Creates Atari 2600 Hand Held

That man, the myth, the legend, Ben Heck, is at it again. Now he managed to cram the Atari 2600 into a somewhat small, handheld, portable device. Heck went a little old-school with this mod. It may be a little bulky, buy how else can you enjoy some Pitfall anywhere in the world. He also made ran a little Thurderdome… » 12/22/06 11:52am 12/22/06 11:52am

Nokia 6085 Announced—Just Another Basic Ass Clamshell

At least it looks kind of cool. The Nokia 6085 is another clamshell phone to be released by Nokia. It includes a camera, Bluetooth and all of the other standard cellphone features. There are a couple diddys that make this phone stand out in the crowd, those being an FM radio player and a Macromedia Flash Player. This… » 9/18/06 11:38am 9/18/06 11:38am