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     Posted in Technology at 14:52 on Monday, January 12th, 2009 by Mr. Rant

    There comes a time when it’s time to upgrade to something new or exciting.  I’ve had my iPhone for nearly six months now and it was time that it was a little more protected on a daily basis.  For me, the beauty in the iPhone is that it’s unique plastic skin is kept as neat and tidy as can be. 

    I already have a case which is there for daily use, it’s only a hip case and just protects my phone from the jangling change in my pockets and keeps it at hand for a time when it’s needed.  As you can imagine this isn’t entirely adequate.  I have been in the market for a case which would protect my phone but also allow me the continued use of my hip-style-case.  I ventured into an O2 Shop for the first time in a while to scope out what was available. 

    To my surprise I discovered a nifty little case, well it’s not really a case it’s more of second back, it simply clicks on and gives that little bit of added protection to the glossy but incredibly fragile iPhone skin.  I have to say however, that O2’s Shop people leave a lot to be desired, it’s all very well to keep me waiting for about ten minutes but when it’s closer to twenty it makes for an annoyed potential customer, it would seem that a piss up in a brewery would be easier to arrange than a trip to buy something from an O2 Shop.  I believe that the monkies they employ need some more appriate training.  That leads me to something I read the other day and something which has happened to myself on many an ocasion. 

    It’s interesting when you’re technically minded you get dragged into many an argument over what’s the best thing to buy or what’s the best option for someone who needs to arrange to have a broadband connection fitted and want the best deal they can get for example. I find myself; being the nosey sod that I am, earwigging in on their conversations with the shop workers and hearing them often being pointed in the wrong direction and just can’t resist saying something to either them or the shop worker.  The people working in said shops should be trained enough to know about what and how their respective technologies work, but more often than not this isn’t the case. When you weigh up the facts I don’t work for them and I’m not on the payroll but somehow I’m compelled to give technical advice, maybe it’s because I just can’t keep my big flapping mouth shut.

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