Re: Design crimes: APPLE!?!?!

September 17th, 2010, 10:27 am

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Thickness vs no keyboard... I side with no keyboard for my personal needs...

Re: Design crimes: APPLE!?!?!

September 17th, 2010, 11:53 am

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ha, nevermind:

http://clamcase.com/

I like that I can leave the keyboard bulk behind if I'm not needing it.

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September 26th, 2010, 1:34 pm

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I like the minimal approach by Apple. But I'm looking forward to all the Android and Windows slates coming out in a couples months. More options the better.
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September 27th, 2010, 1:20 am

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Maybe this is too far off subject, the positive experience of the Apple product in this linked article in The Atlantic has effectively canceled out one or two of Apple's design crimes for me.

A Blind User's Profound Review of the iPhone

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September 27th, 2010, 7:35 am

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nxakt: great find. Thanks for sharing!

Although, on the whole very positive to the iPhone, I love the dig at iTunes at the end hehe.

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September 27th, 2010, 7:41 am

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Here's an IDEA (award winner):

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It's a $370 netbook with its own OS. I like it. It looks durable and appliance like. I love the way that it integrates the keyboard into an easel. See, not so hard.

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October 4th, 2010, 12:35 pm

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on a tangent - anyone hear Apple's looking to hire (their first) human factors specialist?

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October 4th, 2010, 5:35 pm

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If 85 to 90 percent of the world's population is right handed, why are the USP ports ONLY on the left side?
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October 4th, 2010, 5:52 pm

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I was thinking about this thread the other day, and how apples mice are the products I have the hardest to say good things about.

Obviously theres THE puck.. but in my humble experience they seem to have also failed on successors. Only had a 10 minute session with the latest one, but I can't say that it felt like a mouse meant to work with during stretches longer than 10 minutes. (I will however admit that the scroll feature was lightyears better than the previous microtrackball).

Is the intention of the lower profile to move the action from the elbow and instead down to the fingers and wrist ? I myself hold is with a claw like manner, as most others ive seen. Just cant rest the palm against it.

But for some reason, their mice have always been very iconic..
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October 4th, 2010, 6:20 pm

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GURU wrote:If 85 to 90 percent of the world's population is right handed, why are the USP ports ONLY on the left side?
source of frustration for me as well. I like how all ports are on one side, but wonder why that side and not the other?

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October 4th, 2010, 10:28 pm

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I have a usb on the right but I keep my mouse plugged in on the left so that I can run the cord behind the laptop and let the excess stay there. So I can move the mouse and the cord is never in the way.
With it plugged in on the right, I'll bump into the connector, and normally have way too much cord in the way of my mouse movements.

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October 5th, 2010, 3:20 pm

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I keep wondering why they don't just do away with the optical drive in their macbook pro's all together. I rarely use it if at all, and I would much rather have that space occupied by a good 2 TB extra of storage. That said, if they were to do that, I think the ports could easily migrate to the right side - well maybe just a USB or two. I do like having the ports all on one side.

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October 6th, 2010, 5:39 am

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snugja wrote:I keep wondering why they don't just do away with the optical drive in their macbook pro's all together. I rarely use it if at all, and I would much rather have that space occupied by a good 2 TB extra of storage. That said, if they were to do that, I think the ports could easily migrate to the right side - well maybe just a USB or two. I do like having the ports all on one side.

my 2¢
Its pretty much essential for me, especially when have to set up bootcamp. Id happily lose some of the other ports though, in favor of more than two usb ones.


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How many in here use the mighty/magic mouse? Only reason i have one is bceause haven't found a wireless that doesnt allocate a usbport with its dongle.
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October 6th, 2010, 7:52 am

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I actually like Apple mice. Like you said (bngi) I hold it in a claw like fashion (between thumb and pinky/ring finger) and rest the right side of the hand on the table (the "pinky side"). This way I can keep my wrist straight (no nasty bend). I also have the Logitech G5 and G9 with all their "ergonomic" gimmickry but I prefer both the mighty mouse and magic mouse over these (I even have an Apple Pro mouse that I still use at home, no scrollwheel and only one button :) ).
What exactly is the ‘look of buttermilk’ and why should I want it?

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October 6th, 2010, 4:33 pm

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bngi wrote:How many in here use the mighty/magic mouse? Only reason i have one is bceause haven't found a wireless that doesnt allocate a usbport with its dongle.
checkout my post about the razer orochi on this thread

L-o-v-e it, bluetooth and it's great for cad stuff
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