Introducing – Vicarious thrills from opening new gear

I’m proud to announce – 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 here 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. πŸ˜‰ 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. πŸ˜‰ 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!


16 thoughts on “Introducing – Vicarious thrills from opening new gear

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  2. Brandon says:

    YAY! You have finally brought it out! I have been waiting for the release of this site! Huuraah!

  3. Brandon says:

    Oh and by the way josh, Be ready to add some DS Lite Opening Pics, For i have Preordered my White DS Lite at my local gamecrazy today! Can’t wait for it to arrive. And im #6 on the Pre-order list Too! πŸ™‚

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  6. Excellent idea Josh, good luck with your new web adventure. Since we seem to share many of the same gadgets, I’ll be on the lookout to see what you’re unboxing, so I know what to get next. πŸ™‚

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  8. Congrats on the new site. It’s a great idea . . . I’ve never seen unboxing porn for anything bu Apple gear, but it’s certainly an idea that could work with lots of stuff. I’ll keep the project in mind for when I make my next purchase. πŸ™‚

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