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Jason
2005-03-25, 20:52
Maybe Slim could hold a design contest for conceptual artist views of a new
SB case design?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jim McCall
> Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 7:12 PM
> To: Slim Devices
> Subject: [slim] Why is the SB case so underwhwelming designwise?
>
> Hey, I'm glad SOMEBODY agrees with me! Seriously, I
> completely agree with some of these sentiments that its
> simplicity is appropriate and refreshing.
> But nonetheless, the shape is rather timid as a design. A
> little bit too much like a soap dish from the 70's. It still
> could do both: be understated and not flashy - yet still be a
> stunning piece of product design.
>
>
>
> Jim
> __
>
>
> > I think the original poster (who'll correct me if I'm wrong) had a
> > different meaning to industrial design than that which you
> are picking
> > up. Speaking AS an Industrial Designer, the term means the same as
> > Product Design.
> >
> > A product that appears to be more 'product/industrially designed'
> > should look good in it's appropriate context. As to if it
> does, that's
> > a whole other conversation, and probably pretty subjective.
> But I have
> > to agree with the original post in that the Squeezebox case
> looks like
> > a 'generic' case, one made by someone else that is readily
> available,
> > and the right size, as I can't imagine a 'product designer'
> coming up
> > with it's shape based on a specific brief for a Slim Device.
> >
> > I can understand if Slim Devices did indeed buy a generic case,
> > possibly get it slightly modded, as they have invested in
> the internal
> > hardware and software. I do also believe that they could
> also have a
> > design that would be more appropriate in it's context and
> marketplace
> > than what currently exists. When people think it looks like
> an alarm
> > clock, it's hardly a compliment, as it ISN'T an alarm clock
> (it's much
> > much more), so it shouldn't look like one. I also think there are
> > better ways for it to integrate within a Victorian room too.
> >
> > Stephen Evans
>
>
>
>

ModelCitizen
2005-06-29, 09:41
> When your batteries die or the dog chews the remote, then,
> YES a few hard buttons on top of hte slim box would be
> wonderful. PAUSE/PLAY, VOLUME UP, VOLUME DOWN, NEXT,
> PREVIOUS. I would pay another USD100 for that....

I'd be happy with a box that looked nice with only a power button.

Perhaps you might consider buying one of those multi remotes that will
program all your devices, then once that gets eaten by the dog you have your
original remotes as back up?

Simon Turne
Barcombe UK

Phillip Kerman
2005-06-29, 09:53
>
> Perhaps you might consider buying one of those multi remotes that will
> program all your devices, then once that gets eaten by the
> dog you have your
> original remotes as back up?


Actually, I'd prefer the Slim devices remote... if only IT could be
programmed to control the volume on my receiver--then I could have one (nice
and small) remote.

Thanks,
Phillip