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August 6, 2010 AT 10:00 am

Electronics Designers Struggle With Form, Function and Obsolescence

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Electronics Designers Struggle With Form, Function and Obsolescence – Bits Blog @ NYTimes.com

Have designers of electronics elevated form above function? Most mobile phones, laptops, tablets and the like are just not designed to be dropped or handled too aggressively.

Yes. Companies also change power adapters, charging specs, standards, all to increase profit (shareholder duty, makes sense). Make sure to learn how to fix & mod things yourself 🙂


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2 Comments

  1. Seems like a perfect candidate for testing some laser etching on it. It’s almost impossible to damage the phone any further.

  2. Will it pass EEVBlog’s Dam Drop test? I think not.

    Fluke’s products rule, the rest drool. ‘Nuf said…

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