Some Australian cans similar to our old cans, except 13oz instead of 12.
Showing a pull tab.
Steel beer can
One so Josh won't complain about the competitor cans above.
Was it really so bad? No, I don't believe so. Killed by "feel gooders". Bring it back!
I love the alibaba description of "easy open". Somewhere in the world, people still get to use these type cans with pull tabs.
Anyone a fan of today's soda cans? I rarely drink from one, preferring to buy in a recapable plastic bottle. A few days ago however I wanted a soda and the only type available at the time were in vending machines and all cans. I had a chance to remember WHY I quit using canned drinks again. This particular can was so flimsy you couldn't even lift it without crinkling in the side some. I guess the carbonation pressure helped keep it from doing that before it was sold. Then there is the opener on them. Some stupid little tab that you don't pull off, but press in and then have to wiggle back and forth to make it pop off so it won't be irritating you when you slobber from the can. I say "slobber" because listening to others also, that's about the best description of the sound made by most drinking from the cans. After getting the stupid little figure eight metal piece off, you realize the metal tab it pushed down didn't go all the way back and is blocking the soda from coming out like I'd prefer, probably adding to the slobber sounds. Does the indignity end there? No, I realize the top of the can is beveled inward, so it's smaller than the circumference of the can. After some contemplation I finally decide maybe it's to add some strength to the top of the can for stacking in trucks to deliver, but not really sure why it's that way. For lip feel maybe? If so, it fails. Seems designed to allow some dribble to make it past the lower lip to run onto the chin. After being tired of hearing it crinkle every time I picked it up, I just poured it into a cup instead.
I began thinking how some things are not consumer driven changes. I remember the old steel cans with the metal pull ring that fully removed all the metal from the opening, which certainly seemed a better design to drink from. A drinking opening quickly cleared, a sturdy can, and for those so inclined, pull tabs they could save for various crafts. As for the old argument that the pull tabs were tossed out and affecting wildlife, I wonder how many do like me and wiggle the current metal piece off anyway?