Now Play.com will have no excuse at Christmas time...
There's absolutely no excuse for companies dispatching gifts and goods in half-arsed packaging; cast your mind back to December, and you'll recall that Play.com were seemingly incapable of delivering goods in the intended number of pieces. There were those DVDRs for example, packed with a single sheet of paper in a cardboard box. And then there was the hard drive, inexplicably placed in a box, which was then placed inside a second, much larger box, both enjoying minimalist padding.
No more excuses; a Japanese firm has created a packaging that molds itself to the shape of the item and the container. All you seemingly need is some magic foam and a watering can:
Despite the fact the company representative is accompanied by a translator, neither one of them is speaking English, which makes the exact procedure a complete mystery. You don't need to know how they do it, you just need to hope that Play.com and the rest pull their collective fingers out before December and try it.