Closing Bell

January 21, 2011 Hardware — Kyle Wiens

CNBC asked me to come on the financial show Closing Bell to talk about screws, of all things. I never imagined that the humble screw would be my ticket to national television. And if you think I was shocked, imagine how CNet’s Natalie Morris felt when she was asked to take counterpoint.

(CNBC’s flash embed is rather slow. Give it a few seconds, or click through to their site.)


  1. I like the way she said, “Well, it is their laptop.” NOT! Once you buy it, it is YOUR laptop.

    I also liked the way Natalie Morris changed gears when it turned into whether or not SHE could replace her own laptop battery. She was all about replacing her own battery, recognizing that they don’t last long.

    Wish you’d gotten to talk more in order to make points.

    Comment by RHMathis — January 21, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

  2. However the video blatantly lies saying you these screw drivers are unavailable and you need to be a registered Apple Tech to own one. Fact is you can buy one on amazon, who doesn’t do their homework.

    If you spend $7 you own a driver that can undo all you iphones. if you but their kit you have a kit that can re-screw one phone, do the math…

    You can but the screw driver the real Pentalobe Screwdriver Size TS1 for iPhone 4 from


    Comment by Mike — January 21, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

  3. Go Kyle!!!
    Unless the whole point-counterpoint was simply a gimmick… which I guess it is.

    Comment by Leon — January 22, 2011 @ 12:40 am

  4. Lol she’s an idiot. Was the scripted or something? Because she actually sounded like a complete moron who doesn’t deserve to write on the web.

    Comment by rab777hp — January 22, 2011 @ 12:05 pm


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