Whatever happened to the idiosyncratic industrial design for personal electronics from the 2000s?
They might not have been the most usable devices, but man, they were glorious.
@FredBednarski Apparently most of us are pleased with a black screen rectangle instead of appealing product design or risky innovation :/
@irimi1 I don't mind the glass slabs existing... I just miss having a choice.
I don't think I have been "excited" for getting a new phone since like 2010 (when I was on like my 2nd or 3rd android). It's all been rectangles and as the years progressed, even the cases got less exciting (last time I really enjoyed one was a faux leather flip case for LG G3).
@FredBednarski I agree, what’s really annoying is that everything just looks the same. This is true for laptops, too :(
@FredBednarski I distinctly remember some interesting designs from lazytown but i cannot find anymore.
@pixouls You can still get those decently cheap on ebay. They make pretty good emulation devices for everything up to ps1/psp era.
The drawback is that it runs an old version of android, so going online on those might not be great, but you might be able to find a slimmed down modern firmware for it :)
@FredBednarski i actually have a PS Vita running homebrew already lol
this is a 90s device that i still think of fondly. it lasted to the 2000's so can it count? (hit clips)
@pixouls Never got into hitclips (they were rare and expensive in Poland), but at tat time I already had a portable mp3 player - a HipZip!
Loved that thing to bits, had like 3 pocket zip disks, so I could *almost* carry 3 albums with me (or around 30 songs).
looking at the thumbnail view of that last one (the roundest one) made me think it was a birth control pill dispenser maybe
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