The Rip Cord has a built-in string to make it easier to rip off the sticky substance.

A tightly-sealed box is well and good. That is, until it's time to open the box and there's no cutter or a knife within reach. It's either you waste time looking for a tool or you end up scratching at the packing tape with your nails.

A new invention that was first pitched on Quirky aims to make it easy to rip off the packing tape off a box, as well as make it easy to flatten the box down for recycling.

The Rip Cord is an innovative piece of packing tape that has a built-in string. To rip off the tape, the user simply pulls on the string. The tape cutter is designed to leave a pull tab shape over the string so trying to get at it isn't a problem as well.

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