Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is a spectacular smartphone with a slight design flaw; sticking the S Pen stylus in backwards can break your premium phablet in a matter of seconds. The resulting controversy hasn't been enough to convince Samsung to issue a recall or tweak the S Pen in newer shipments, but the company is at least now including an idiot-proof warning right inside the box. In fact, it's a sticker attached directly to the Note 5's screen.
"Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nib pointed inward," says Samsung. "Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone." So always remember: clicky side out, pen tip in. And if you've got kids who might not stick to that rule, maybe hand them a less expensive gadget than your $800 smartphone, or hold onto the stylus yourself.
When the complaints originally began coming in, Samsung basically brushed them off and pointed users to the Note 5's user manual, which contained the same warning against backwards insertion — but far in a far less prominent spot. Apparently "read the manual, stupid" wasn't enough, so the company has chosen to make the S Pen warning unmissable for even the most oblivious humans.Verge Video: Samsung Note 5 review