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PSSO
2008-03-22, 06:15
My brand new Controller has already some scratches on the back and as far as I can see, this is caused by the dock (charging station)
I have “modified” the dock a little bit (see the picture below).

funkstar
2008-03-22, 09:16
I noticed this on mine as well. The bottom part of the battery cover is pretty skuffed already. Not bothered about it though :)

SilverRS8
2008-03-22, 10:39
I don't understand why they choose the glossy backcover. Very scratch sensitive, same as SB3 remote. Glad though that the Controller front is more scratch proof....

pc4ever1
2008-04-13, 18:03
I don't understand why they choose the glossy backcover. Very scratch sensitive, same as SB3 remote. Glad though that the Controller front is more scratch proof....

Actually I'm extremely disappointed with the front face ptotection . I've only had my Duet for 2 weeks and have many scratches. I would have thought that 1) the front face be made from glass , extremely scratch resistant or 2) use a scratch resistant coating or 3) offer face protectors or a case etc.

Now with all that said there is no way I'm parting with Duet, it's a fantastic piece of equipment. I just wish the product design would have matched the user interface.

cliveb
2008-04-14, 00:31
Actually I'm extremely disappointed with the front face ptotection . I've only had my Duet for 2 weeks and have many scratches. I would have thought that 1) the front face be made from glass , extremely scratch resistant or 2) use a scratch resistant coating or 3) offer face protectors or a case etc.
You could view this as going through an initial phase of hoping it will stay looking good as new. It's a natural psychological response to anything you buy. The reaction to the first blemish is always one of disappointment.

But nothing stays in mint condition forever. After a while, objects acquire a patina of use, and their scuffs and dings become an intrinsic part of their character - almost a mark of their usefulness. So once your Controller is smothered in scratches, it'll be no big deal.

pc4ever1
2008-04-14, 06:01
You could view this as going through an initial phase of hoping it will stay looking good as new. It's a natural psychological response to anything you buy. The reaction to the first blemish is always one of disappointment.

But nothing stays in mint condition forever. After a while, objects acquire a patina of use, and their scuffs and dings become an intrinsic part of their character - almost a mark of their usefulness. So once your Controller is smothered in scratches, it'll be no big deal.

Most of what is you have said is true, but I don't subscribe to the attitude that "After a while, objects acquire a patina of use, and their scuffs and dings become an intrinsic part of their character - almost a mark of their usefulness.". Look at the iPhone, it has a glass front face. It was designed for daily interaction especially in the front face region. I have 3 SB3's and a Transporter, none of that equipment has any scratches. Those devices weren't designed to be portable/handled on a daily basis. I was just saying the front face on the Duet's Controller could have been alot better. For instance the clear front face could have been recessed to prevent surface scratches. I already mentioned different materials, it just bothers me that I handle my equipment with care and that the controller after week 2 looks terrible. I'm not looking forward to seeing what it will look like after year 2.

ModelCitizen
2008-04-14, 06:55
...it just bothers me that I handle my equipment with care and that the controller after week 2 looks terrible. I'm not looking forward to seeing what it will look like after year 2.
I couldn't agree more. I'm not so bothered about the black casing but the perspex display facia is just not up to the job. If mine continue to scratch at the rate they have I will not be able to read the displays at all in a years time, let alone two. The perspex is OK for a device that does not get knocked around a lot but is the wrong material for a hand held controller (especially one costing as much as the Controller).

I am certain that Logitech will have to address this issue soon and will start producing them with tougher perspex/glass. I just hope that they supply the new display facia as a spare part and that it can be easily replaced.

MC

casonbang
2008-04-15, 21:01
Thanks for this tip!

I've had my Duet for a week or two and hadn't noticed it yet, but sure enough scratch marks were developing on the back.

I cut a 1/2 inch strip of black sticky-back felt wide enough for the back and stuck it on the inside of the stand with just a tiny bit covering the top edge.

Looks fine and as a bonus the remote slides in a little smoother and has a more solid feeling in the stand.