Review: This Flexible Fabric Magically Protects Your Tech Gear

Some of the best gadgets at CES had no batteries, screens, or buttons. Case in point, the Easy Wrapper ($16.88 and up) from Japan Hobby Tool. At first glance, it looks like a regular cleaning chamois, but upon further inspection, it becomes clear the Easy Wrapper has a different purpose. 

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Easy Wrapper

the fabric attaches to itself, like Velcro, but without the abrasive hook and loop texture. That makes it ideal for wrapping and protecting not only photography equipment, but also gadgets of just about any size as it conforms to any shape. You have to see it to believe it, and still I'm not sure I believe it.

Easy Wrapper

 

Pros

  • Available in assorted colors and sizes
  • Flexibility and protection
  • Attaches like Velcro without the abrasion

Cons

  • Only sold in limited outlets

Final Verdict

The only thing wrong with the Easy Wrapper is that it's sold in limited outlets (Amazon and B&H Photo) so most people won't get a chance to see it in person to truly understand how it works. I'd love to see the Easy Wrapper in BestBuy and other retail outlets where people can touch them and see the value.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.