One of the first Nano SIM card cutters surface for the iPhone 5

Skeptical about trying to create your own Nano SIM without a SIM cutter? Would you like a more structured way of creating a Nano SIM from a larger SIM spec?

The folks over at YoYoBase claim to have the solution, with one of the first available iPhone 5 SIM card cutters.

The SIM cutter promises to be able to cut any GSM SIM card, which means it should handle both Micro SIM cards, and regular SIM cards as well.

I have to admit though, I am skeptical, since Nano SIMs are reportedly 15% thinner. How is the cutter going to go about shaving a regular or Micro SIM card? Unfortunately, the product page doesn’t actually touch on how this is accomplished.

The good news, though, is that at least the site appears to acknowledge this 15% difference in the product shots (see image below), so I’m guessing that the device goes about shaving off the extra 15% using some method. Sadly, since I’m not great with Chinese characters, it’s hard to discern how this is accomplished.

A single until will set you back $23.99, so it’s not exactly cheap, but it will save you from having to perform surgery yourself.

What do you think? Do you think it’s worth it to have a Nano SIM cutter on hand?

Thanks to UnlockBoot for the tip.