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10 Elegant Product Designs, Not By Apple

Apple has made elegant design its calling card, but other companies can create gorgeous things, too.
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Gigi3
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10/27/2014 | 7:08:28 AM
Re: Design Really is Important After All
"Agreed. I don't think even Intel or Microsoft would deny that praise for the MacBook Air's design heavily informed their moves a few years ago, the integration of touchbooks into the Ultrabook standard notwithstanding."

Michael, you are right. best is always best; irrespective of who owned or designed it.
Michael Endler
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10/23/2014 | 3:40:37 PM
Re: Surface Design : MS Listens and Learns ?
I think the Leica camera demonstrates that point. Leica doesn't use anything close to the best sensor technology, and you can produce better images with far cheaper systems, especially among the ASP-C style cameras such as the one in the article. Even their full frame cameras, which are masterworks of mechanical precision, aren't the most functional, per se, and if they offer any image advantages (which would come mostly from the lens), they're very small. Nevertheless, Leica's fixed-lens crop camera costs more than most other companies' prosumer full frame models, and Leica's full frame models cost more than a used car.
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10/23/2014 | 3:33:12 PM
Re: Design Really is Important After All
Agreed. I don't think even Intel or Microsoft would deny that praise for the MacBook Air's design heavily informed their moves a few years ago, the integration of touchbooks into the Ultrabook standard notwithstanding.
Gigi3
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10/22/2014 | 7:16:39 AM
Re: Surface Design : MS Listens and Learns ?
"This is certainly misplaced attention.   Consumers unfortunately like stylish things and are willing to pay a premium for them as Apple has proven.   But I l agree the real concern should be does it work?  Is any there any functionality that makes me more efficient ?   "

Technocrati, how many people are thinking in that angle; very less. For most of us appearance is important than its functionality.
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10/22/2014 | 7:13:18 AM
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"Samsung which I own does also makes nicely designed products.   I wonder why Apple always get the credit for this ?"

Technocrati, Apple always get name and fame because their innovation. Apple products are superior than their competitions.
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10/20/2014 | 1:54:38 PM
Re: Elegant Product Designs
It's interesting that many of the sleeker, newer products have taken on a vintage sheek look. I wonder if the were built to last too, like they were 50 years ago.
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10/20/2014 | 11:50:07 AM
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@Gigi3    I agree.  Samsung which I own does also makes nicely designed products.   I wonder why Apple always get the credit for this ?

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10/20/2014 | 11:48:00 AM
Re: Telsa's latest Design, Awesome !

@SachinEE    I have never heard of Koenigsegg.   What makes them so special ?   Just the design ?

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10/20/2014 | 11:45:59 AM
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"...we are bothering about outer designs, not about its quality or any functionality."

 

@Gigi3    You are so right.  This is certainly misplaced attention.   Consumers unfortunately like stylish things and are willing to pay a premium for them as Apple has proven.   But I l agree the real concern should be  does it work ?  Is any there any functionality that makes me more efficient ?   

 

For example, I find it hard to understand how Apples retina technology makes my life any easier .

Gigi3
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10/20/2014 | 6:22:30 AM
Re: Surface Design : MS Listens and Learns ?
"I have to agree here, I am not a big windows person.   I can take it or leave it, but the Surface design is pretty nice and if I had to buy one I would not be unhappy about that."

Technocrati, we are bothering about outer designs, not about its quality or any functionality.
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