How to open a CD case


Ralph Graves

Ralph Graves is one of Crutchfield's blog editors, and part of the company's social media team. He writes about home audio/video gear, specializing in Apple-related and wireless technologies. Ralph holds a master's degree in music composition, and his works have been released on various labels. He's served as product manager for an independent classical and world music label, produced several recordings, and worked extensively in public broadcasting. Since 1984 he's hosted a weekly classical music program on WTJU, and is also active as a blogger and podcaster.

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Yes, CDs are still around — and still something of a challenge to open. The Proper Discord blogger is a music reviewer with lots of experience opening CD cases. He recently created this tongue-in-cheek "public service" video showing his techniques for getting through the plastic shrink wrap. The commentary might be a little mordant, but these tricks work. We got a chuckle out of it.