ZlideOn solves all your zip-related problems


Got an old coat, rucksack, or perhaps a gimp suit, that you can no longer wear because the zip’s broken off? ZlideOn has the answer. It’s an awesome zip replacement that comes in two halves, which you just snap together over the zip’s teeth. Instantly your PVC catsuit is back in action.

These nifty things will sell for about $9 (six quid or so) and are available now.

ZipClip (via RedFerret)

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MacBook Air battery CAN be replaced: take one screwdriver…

macbook_air_back.jpgOne of the early criticisms levelled at Apple’s new MacBook Air ultra-thin notebook computer is that the battery seems to be a non-replaceable part.

While Air fans have said that carrying round a spare battery defeats the object of the machine’s portability, if the internal battery goes kaput, it would be a lot handier to be able to pop in a new one without having to send it away to Apple.

It turns out a distinctly low-tech solution exists. According to AppleInsider, all that’s required is “a single size-0 type Philips screwdriver and some diligence.”