Double Downs, Touchscreens Don't Mix

iPad disabled by the touch of KFC diners
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2010 6:23 AM CDT
Updated Apr 17, 2010 6:00 PM CDT
Double Downs, Touchscreens Don't Mix
This photo provided by KFC shows their new Double Down sandwich, in which two chicken filets take the place of bread slices. In between are two pieces of bacon, melted slices of cheese, and sauce.   (AP Photo/KFC, Dan Kremer)

While foodies were debating the culinary merits of the Double Down yesterday, two selfless Gizmodo reporters sacrificed their guts and their gadgets to confirm the somewhat foregone conclusion that the sandwich might not pair so well with a touchscreen device. The pair were presumably unsurprised to find their iPad disabled by grease from their sauce-smeared hands.

If you attempt to use a touchscreen phone, e-reader, or any similar device while chowing down on KFC's creation, Brian Barrett and Adam Frucci warn, "be prepared to render touchscreen device rank and unusable, its joys obscured by a thick film of fat and grease and sauce and self-loathing. Which would be a shame, since for every Double Down you eat you've got so much less time left on this earth to enjoy them."
(More Double Down sandwich stories.)

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