I suppose I shouldn't be to demeaning, after all once a person has made the leap from flesh'n'bone to fabricated object where does it end?
Well if you were ever interested in using this device for anything other than its origional intended purpose than you probably would want to fill in those holes. Something the readers of this blog are probably capable of doing.
the FAQ is awesome as well:
Q: "How long do the hinges last?"
A: The hinges on the Banana Guard are called "active hinges". In the plastics world this means that the plastic molecules are specially aligned to provide for maximum strength in the thinnest form. As long as the hinges are not twisted they will not break with regular opening and closing.
Q: "You don't have an outlet where I live. How can I get a Banana Guard?"
A: We deliver worldwide.
Q: "Is there a battery attachment?"
A: No. The Banana Guard was designed for its intended purpose only as a device to prevent banana trauma during transport.